The Cry: Season 1 (2018)


Season 1
The Cry

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Jenna Coleman tackles a difficult role with compassion and poise, but no matter how insightful it can be, there's no denying The Cry is grim viewing.

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Critic Ratings: 24

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Episodes

1
Air date: Oct 23, 2019
2
Air date: Oct 30, 2019
3
Air date: Nov 6, 2019
4
Air date: Nov 13, 2019

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Cast

Ewen Leslie
as Alistair
Asher Keddie
as Alexandra
Kate Dickie
as Morven Davis
Alex Dimitriades
as Peter Alexiades
David Elliot (X)
as Henry McCallum
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Critic Reviews for The Cry Season 1

All Critics (24) | Top Critics (8)

It's horribly manipulative and stagey, and Jenna Coleman is woefully miscast.

Oct 3, 2018 | Full Review…

If you're looking for something that's emotionally devastating and also riveting as a psychological mystery, you'll be happy that Sundance gave The Cry a chance for you to find it.

Oct 23, 2019 | Full Review…

On its own terms, the satisfyingly good-looking, pacy and well-played adaptation of Helen Fitzgerald's bestselling thriller succeeds and deserves to do well, not suffer by comparison.

Nov 6, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
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Coleman is a hugely captivating performer, oscillating between extreme vulnerability and strength, from grief to confusion, courage to cowardice.

Nov 6, 2019 | Full Review…

Mostly, we're captivated by Coleman, showing us Joanna's intense emotional pain with the most subtle of reaction shots, while everything Leslie does rings entirely true as well. It's a delicate, fascinating mosaic.

Nov 6, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Whether the rest of the drama, quite matches up to the intensity of this provocative proposition is moot.

Oct 1, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The first episode is a packed 55 minutes, which bodes well for the rest of the miniseries.

Nov 9, 2018 | Full Review…

The versatile Jenna Coleman (Victoria, Doctor Who) is quite moving, and unnervingly enigmatic, in a four-part BBC drama.

Nov 8, 2018 | Full Review…

Coleman's Joanna is alternately grieving or glassy-eyed and then yet utterly poised as a woman finding her peace - or winning retribution. She is matched by Leslie, who mines humanity in a selfish man.

Nov 9, 2018 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

The Cry can drag a little at times, and - per the binge-watching model - the big twists and turns tend to come at the end of each episode. It is riveting television, stuck firmly between prestige and trash, like a Lifetime movie produced by HBO.

Nov 6, 2019 | Full Review…

Certainly I can't think of many series where I've been so keen to find out what happens next, without really knowing what's happening now.

Nov 6, 2019 | Full Review…

If you're able to stomach a nightmare scenario that not even the blazing Australian sunshine can brighten, there is a compelling commentary on the perils of parenting at the dark heart of The Cry.

Nov 8, 2018 | Full Review…

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