Critical Condition: Unbelievable

Unbelievable | Netflix

☆☆☆☆ “Toni Collette, Merritt Wever and Kaitlyn Dever deliver top-tier work in Netflix’s eight-episode limited series revolving around a sexual assault investigation … Think of Unbelievable as a female-centric version of Mindhunter … A show about process and the failings of the justice system, but also pointing to where we can find hope in a bleak situation.” — The Hollywood Reporter.

☆☆☆☆ “Though it explores the systematic biases facing sexual assault survivors, Unbelievable avoids pedantry and ‘men bad, women good’ generalisations … It is not a spoiler to say that watching Unbelievable is an extremely satisfying experience — not just for its storytelling, but for its depiction of women who confront their reality rather than succumbing to it.” — Entertainment Weekly.

☆☆☆☆ “The first hour of Unbelievable is some of the most brutal television I’ve ever watched. It features absolutely no violence, and the rape that the episode frequently flashes back to is shown without feeling gratuitous or exploitative, but it was still so powerful and bleak that it left me reeling.” — The Telegraph.

☆☆☆☆ “This series has things it wants to say: That it says them plainly is a virtue, and allows us to see the story more clearly. As a document of trauma, overcome both through justice and through a hard-won fight to find self-worth, Unbelievable soars.” — Variety.

☆☆☆☆ “Sexual assault is a difficult, delicate subject, and one that too many series and movies use as an exploitative crutch … With Unbelievable, the creative team and superb cast treat the subject with the seriousness and grace it deserves, while also telling one hell of a story along the way.” — Rolling Stone.

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