Homecoming

Publisher:
Gimlet, Spotify

Homecoming

4.5/5

Critic Rating

Now a Prime Original TV series. From Gimlet, Homecoming centers on a caseworker at an experimental facility, her ambitious supervisor, and a soldier eager to rejoin civilian life — presented in an enigmatic collage of telephone calls, therapy sessions, and overheard conversations. Starring Catherine Keener, Oscar Isaac, David Schwimmer, David Cross, Amy Sedaris, Michael Cera, Mercedes Ruehl, Alia Shawkat, Chris Gethard, and Spike Jonze.


Critic Reviews

Score: 3.7

Nicholas Quah • Vulture Aug 29, 2017

"...a curious artifact...Homecoming didn’t quite turn out to be a suspenseful conspiracy thriller at all; instead, it was an absurdist drama of office politics. Homecoming is, and I don’t mean this uncharitably, essentially a series of intriguing scene work strung together with makeshift narrative threads. Schwimmer’s performance that truly stands out..."

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Score: 4.9

Jude Dry • IndieWire Jan 4, 2017

"...the tonic for those who wish to bask in unpatriotic feelings (without doing anything drastic like moving to Canada.) In six 20-minute episodes, “Homecoming” raises more questions than it answers. Rather than trifle with cliffhangers, “Homecoming” prefers to hum along in a perpetual state of nail-biting, each small scene dangling its own moral quandaries into the mix. No time is wasted on exposition unless it spills out naturally during conversation. “Homecoming” keeps the listener on high alert — ears perked and heart racing. As the plot unravels and the players’ true motivations come into focus, there are well-earned gasps, but the story does not stray too far from the realm of the believable."

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Score: 5

Hannah Verdier • The Guardian Nov 24, 2016

"It’s impossible not to become immersed in the opening episode of the psychological thriller. The quality of the acting draws you in, then stops you in your tracks. It nails the feeling that characters are doing what they’re supposed to do, rather than standing huddled around a microphone. Subtle sound effects, such as a fishtank bubbling away in the background, and not-so-subtle ones like the noise of a busy airport, make it more akin to a lavish TV production than a staged radio drama. Homecoming leaves you wanting more."

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