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      Limited Series – Manhunt

      Next Ep Fri Apr 19 History Drama Mystery & Thriller Crime TRAILER for Manhunt: Limited Series Trailer List
      87% 46 Reviews Tomatometer 61% Fewer than 50 Ratings Audience Score Part historical fiction, part conspiracy thriller, this series delves into the first presidential assassination in the United States and the fight to preserve and protect the ideals that were the foundation of Lincoln's Reconstruction plans. Read More Read Less

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      Critics Consensus

      Dramatizing a flashpoint in American history with hot-blooded performances and contemporary resonance, Manhunt transcends the trappings of wax museum recreation to deliver addicting entertainment.

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      Stephen O Slow, tedious and takes liberty with historical facts. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 04/16/24 Full Review Elle R This show is so good! So well done and the cast is unbelievable. Brilliant limited series and I foresee awards noms for the cast for sure. Amazing show. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 04/14/24 Full Review Chris R An important chapter pre-loaded with drama feels flat and even boring here. Seven installments feels like four too many for one thing. It's a 12-day period. The other problem, and I hate to say this, is the acting. Tobias Menzies caught my attention in GoT and Outlander, but here he has one facial tic and a growl. It's not enough to make him a compelling protagonist. The others are mostly awful. Boyle's Booth is maniacal, but unsympathetic... more like pathetic. Hamish Linklater has a few good scenes, not including his introduction which is goofy. And what the hell is Patton Oswald doing here, other than being Patton Oswald in a fake beard? Not getting a fake beard: Menzies. Look up a picture of Edwin Stanton and see if you think Menzies makes it happen on screen. John Billingsley is excellent, as always, as is the guy playing a sleazy Johnson. Also on the plus side, the production values are mostly good, with a few actual locations thrown in. (They blow it by saying Booth is shot in the back of the head "just like Lincoln." It was the neck, and he hung on for three days.) Bottom line: this script sounds like summer stock actors of the 2020s reenacting the tragic epilogue of the Civil War. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 04/13/24 Full Review Kate C I love history, especially from this era, so I was thrilled when I found this show. I coasted on that excitement for the first 4ish episodes, but now I'm on the sixth and the writing has utterly deflated. I feel like I'm reading a college essay from a promising student who started with a solid thesis and opening argument, but rushed the conclusion so they could turn it in on time. The actors are good, but there's only so much they can do. I'll still watch til the end—maybe they'll pull a rabbit out of a hat when I least expect it. But probably not. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 04/13/24 Full Review Chavel D Very good series. The acting is good. Gives you a better insight into the conspiracy to kill President Lincoln. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 04/13/24 Full Review Craig B Really enjoy this show. We all know about Booth and his capture but I at least I had no idea of the backstory behind it. The man who plays Edwin Stanton is excellent. Great historical drama if you like that sort of thing. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 04/07/24 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Episode 1 Aired Mar 15, 2024 Pilot President Lincoln is assassinated five days after the Civil War ends. Edwin Stanton, his right-hand man, finds himself at the aftermath’s forefront. Details Episode 2 Aired Mar 15, 2024 Post-mortem Facing a nation without a president, Stanton grapples with funeral arrangements, suspects, and piecing together a larger conspiracy. Details Episode 3 Aired Mar 22, 2024 Let the Sheep Flee The hunt expands to Québec, where a nest of Confederate spies and expatriates reorganize; John Wilkes Booth is taken underground in Maryland. Details Episode 4 Aired Mar 29, 2024 The Secret Line Stanton and Detective Baker investigate ties between Manhattan’s most elite Wall Street traders, the Confederacy, and Booth. Details Episode 5 Aired Apr 5, 2024 A Man of Destiny President Johnson interferes with Lincoln’s vital plans. Stanton’s health deteriorates as he closes in on Booth. Details Episode 6 Aired Apr 12, 2024 Useless Stanton gets a win, but not the way he wanted. He plans for the conspirators’ trial, which he must conquer to keep Lincoln’s legacy alive. Details Episode 7 Airs Fri Apr 19 The Final Act Series finale. Risking his personal and professional standing, Stanton produces the trial of the century to seek justice against everyone responsible. Details

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      Verne Gay Newsday Cerebral, engrossing. Rated: 3.5/4 Apr 8, 2024 Full Review Robert Lloyd Los Angeles Times The series is well furnished and costumed and moves with pep through its alternating scenes of action and reflection; it is various enough not to get dull. Mar 20, 2024 Full Review Brian Lowry CNN.com The show lacks the narrative momentum the title would suggest, feeling a little too much like homework by landing in a no-man’s land that doesn’t find the sweet spot between politics and true crime. Mar 19, 2024 Full Review Emiliano Basile EscribiendoCine Manhunt stands out not only for its plot and technical execution but also for its ability to shed light on a relevant historical event with nods to the present day. [Full review in Spanish] Rated: 7/10 Apr 5, 2024 Full Review Eileen Jones The Jacobin Pulpy joys [and] oddball pleasures... Mar 30, 2024 Full Review Alex Maidy JoBlo's Movie Network Manhunt is a unique dive into a specific chapter of American history that has not been adapted for the screen to this degree. Rated: 7/10 Mar 28, 2024 Full Review Read all reviews

      Season Info

      Director
      Carl Franklin, John Dahl, Eva Sørhaug
      Executive Producer
      Monica Beletsky, Carl Franklin, Michael Rotenberg, Richard Abate, Frank Smith, Naia Cucukov, Layne P. Eskridge, James Swanson
      Network
      Apple TV+
      Rating
      TV-MA
      Genre
      History, Drama, Mystery & Thriller, Crime
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date
      Mar 15, 2024
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