Parents' Guide to

Rectify

By Kari Croop, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Artful drama weighs redemption in the wake of rape, murder.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 18+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 18+

Awesome, Intense

Brutal and honest, there is so much I could say for this gripping drama. It gives you insight to such tragedy that can tear families apart and then gripping to come back together. Highly recommend.
age 18+

Rectify Time Wasted

I enjoy different genres of entertainment, yet I'm consistent in that I like my main characters to be Super heroes of their world. Daniel shuffles around Donny h in the first season and half, that I began to wonder if this was Sofi and he was sent down from another planet and having a hard time with the terrain of his new galaxy. I couldn't tell if he weree smart, stupid, handicap, athletic, happy, sad, mad, bad ass, or goat. Daniel's sister is the sole reason I didn't fall asleep on every episode.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (3 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

Some critics have described Rectify -- the Sundance Channel's first original scripted series, helmed by the producers of Breaking Bad -- as "riveting." But a word like that implies that Rectify is going to hook you right away, and for most viewers, that probably won't happen. One reason is the series' deliberately slow pacing (each episode covers roughly one day). Another is Australian actor Young's portrayal of the enigmatic Daniel, who at first lacks the charisma you'd expect for a series lead but eventually comes out of his shell with chilling results.

Rectify isn't a show for everyone, and it probably wouldn't make it on the major networks. But those who put in the time to get to know the complex characters -- from Daniel's strong-willed sister, Amantha (Abigail Spencer), to his seemingly saintly stepsister-in-law, Tawney (Adelaide Clemens) -- will likely find themselves committed until the bitter end.

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