Tin Star: Season 1 (2017)

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Season 1
Tin Star

Critics Consensus

Tim Roth's haunting performance is given a combustible foil by Christina Hendricks, but Tin Star has a rusty style of faux-surreality that doesn't elevate its dime a dozen premise.

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Critic Ratings: 21

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User Ratings: 181
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Episodes

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Air date: Sep 28, 2017
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Air date: Sep 28, 2017
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Tv Season Info

Set in the majestic Canadian Rockies, Tin Star tells the story of Jim Worth (Roth), a former British detective now small town police chief, who brings his family to the tiny, tranquil town of Little Big Bear for a better life. When a vast new oil refinery, fronted by corporate liaison Elizabeth Bradshaw (Hendricks), opens nearby and their new home is flooded with workers looking for drugs, gambling and prostitution, Jim has to work hard to protect his family and the town from organized crime. Then crime strikes back. And when Jim's family suffers a shocking tragedy, old, dark and dangerous secrets surface. We discover that Jim is not the man we think he is but is in fact 'Jack' - the professional name for his alcoholic alter-ego: a man more unpredictable, more charismatic and infinitely more menacing than Jim. Part drama, part thriller and part dark comedy, Tin Star is an exhilaratingly smart, breathlessly suspenseful thrill ride of a show as deceit, guilt, love, and all-consuming rage lead inexorably to a gut-wrenching finale.

Critic Reviews for Tin Star Season 1

All Critics (21) | Top Critics (6)

The cast, which includes Christina Hendricks, is impressive, but it's dwarfed by the majestic scenery and dusty cliches.

Apr 9, 2019 | Full Review…

Roth is great to watch and it's very much his character's show.

Mar 27, 2018 | Full Review…

Tin Star becomes a cat-and-mouse thriller, where the cat has rabies and the mouse escaped from a genetic testing lab that left it with two heads.

Oct 2, 2017 | Rating: C- | Full Review…
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Tin Star has all the trappings of a great crime drama or revenge thriller, but there's really nothing underneath.

Sep 6, 2017 | Rating: C- | Full Review…
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Cinematically shot and twangingly soundtracked, Tin Star was a noirish thriller. Its backwoods setting and eccentric townsfolk would have rung bells for Fargo fans, while Roth was quietly charismatic. The script was gratuitously foul-mouthed, though.

Apr 9, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Tim Roth's grounded performance as a troubled cop... is the strongest pitch here, but it's unfortunately saddled with overblown supporting characters and an intrusive score which feel lifted from an entirely different show.

Apr 9, 2019 | Full Review…

As you'd expert, there's top-notch acting from Roth, Hendricks and O'Reilly among others; the clash-of-cultures elements are funny at times and, as anyone who's lived abroad will appreciate, painfully true at others.

Apr 9, 2019 | Full Review…

Nothing wrong with the odd cliché. But Tin Star is almost nothing but cliché and a terrible waste of a talented cast.

Apr 9, 2019 | Full Review…

This contrived and unconvincing crime drama set amid the splendor of Canada's Rockies reminds us how easily shows like Fargo and Ozark could go off track if we ever felt a step ahead of the predictable action.

Apr 9, 2019 | Full Review…

It is limpid, anticipatory and entirely unfeeling. If all fixed points are negotiable, whether on the clock or the mirror pane, a viewer might take heed and stop following too.

Apr 9, 2019 | Full Review…

Violence and revenge are the key words of this interesting series. [Full Review in Spanish]

Jul 8, 2018 | Full Review…

The inconsistency of tone, the lack of urgency, and even the incomplete nature of the storytelling, made Tin Star a colossal waste of time and talent.

Apr 9, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Tin Star: Season 1

  • Oct 17, 2019
    Great show! Gets better
  • Sep 10, 2019
    Okay first off Canada uses RCMP in small town Alberta not a county sheriff...secondly nobody from out east builds pipelines in Alberta, they try and stop them. This tv series seems like liberal brain washing on the Alberta environment. It is a slap to the face of the oil and gas industry. Great cast very disappointed with the plot and writing and obvious Liberal attempt to smear our economic driver.
  • Jul 25, 2019
    Awesome series. Very off beat. Roth is amazing.
  • Jul 22, 2019
    I really enjoyed the first episode and then hated the second one. All of a sudden it felt hokey. The music was hokey Canadian as were the bad guy Canadians. I just couldn't watch any more . It made mockery of the death of the young boy and a the seriousness of his mother's injury. Come on Canadians. We can be better than this.
  • Jul 19, 2019
    One of my top five favorite series of all time.
  • Jun 27, 2019
    Great acting, stirring scenes
  • Jun 20, 2019
    The first season of this gripping revenge drama starring Tim Roth has some brilliant moments. Including some genuinely comedic elements amongst an extremely dark story. Tim Roth stands out with every other cast member playing second fiddle. Although the main ‘villain' also shines. Would recommend Season 1. Where it can go after season 1 may be questionable...
  • May 10, 2019
    I won't waste a lot of words on this. I rarely feel the need to publicly vent but this show was a remitting journey into the psyche of a truly distasteful person. No antihero to be found. I just felt generally pissed off by the end of each episode so if you are a glutton for punishment have at it.
  • May 02, 2019
    Very violent and misanthropic
  • Apr 30, 2019
    Loved it, but ultimately let down by the last episode.

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