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Movies and TV shows are Certified Fresh with a steady Tomatometer of 75% or higher after a set amount of reviews (80 for wide-release movies, 40 for limited-release movies, 20 for TV shows), including 5 reviews from Top Critics.
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Wisely paced and structured, "Homecoming" is an engaging thriller delivered with a classic style. You can process it in adequate doses because Esmail wants to tell a good story and knows bloated episodes dent the effect.
Homecoming plays on the ideas of memory, the military industrial complex and unchecked government privilege to create a visually stunning thriller that feels positively Hichcockian in its slowly unfurling mystery.
With Mr. Robot creator Sam Esmail directing, the show has a distinct visual style that sits perfectly with the tense, paranoid mood of the show... Roberts is predictably outstanding as the idealistic Bergman.
It's an interesting and unsettling re-structuring of the detective drama, and it adds to the visual and aural onslaught from Esmail and co, who are pulling the strings to engage the viewer even when the story lulls.
Homecoming's thrills feel contemporary, yet distinct enough to stand apart in the morass of television that's readily available to binge. And if Amazon needs a show to gain some momentary cultural clout, Homecoming is an excellent bet.
Homecoming loads an impressive amount of twisty psychological drama into a half-hour. There are so many hints, cinematic references, clues, red herrings and "easter eggs," it would take multiple viewings to catch them all.