Cleverman Reviews & Ratings

Wednesdays, 10:00 PM ET on Sundance

60 minutes

In the near future, a group of non-humans battle for survival in a world where humans feel increasingly inferior to them and want to silence, exploit, and kill them.
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Jul 14, 2016 4:12PM EDT
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Literally this whole drama could be solved by buying a Gillette.

Literally this whole drama could be solved by buying a Gillette.

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Jun 4, 2016 11:23AM EDT
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The tense atmosphere, the talented diverse cast, and the fascinating plot all worked for me, so I'll definitely keep watching this. One of the best things of this show is it explores the rich Aboriginal culture and history in Australia, something I feel is largely untold thus far in mainstream media.

Also, there are many parallels in the experiences of Australian Aboriginal communities in the real world and the "subhumans" in the show, which makes it feel somewhat all too real at times. I could hardly peel my eyes away from the screen. I highly recommend this show to everyone who enjoys a serious drama.

The tense atmosphere, the talented diverse cast, and the fascinating plot all worked for me, so I'll definitely keep watching this. One of the best things of this show is it explores the rich Aboriginal culture and history in Australia, something I feel is largely untold thus far in mainstream media.

Also, there are many parallels in the experiences of Australian Aboriginal communities in the real world and the "subhumans" in the show, which makes it feel somewhat all too real at times. I could hardly peel my eyes away from the screen. I highly recommend this show to everyone who enjoys a serious drama.

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Jun 3, 2016 6:36AM EDT
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No just cannot see myself getting into this, too strange and I find the "hairies" name so ridiculous!
Will there be any fatties in it to or gingers?

No just cannot see myself getting into this, too strange and I find the "hairies" name so ridiculous!
Will there be any fatties in it to or gingers?

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Dec 27, 2016 12:29PM EST
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Cleverman is just a bad show... terrible story, bad wardrobe and bad production... don't waste your time.

Cleverman is just a bad show... terrible story, bad wardrobe and bad production... don't waste your time.

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Oct 4, 2016 8:17PM EDT
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This review is based solely on the pilot episode of "Cleverman" available on Netflix.

The makeup and prosthetics for the race of people known as the "hairies" reminds me vaguely of Syfy's Defiance, except infinitely shittier. It's hard to take the show seriously when you've got these ridiculous werewolf-esque hairy people running around. The show focuses on an alternate world in which the hairy people are living in an area called "the Zone" and being treated poorly. Everything is as you would expect, racial tension, aggressive police, smuggling, blah blah blah -- and then all of a sudden halfway through we get some supernatural stuff, which was actually pretty cool, but also felt extremely random... I can't say the show was bad. It really wasn't terrible ... but those damn hairy people just as a concept and as an execution makes it feel a lot dumber than it actually is. Because of the interesting supernatural stuff towards the end, I'm inclined to watch one more episode to see what direction it takes -- but I can't imagine it being very good.

This review is based solely on the pilot episode of "Cleverman" available on Netflix.

The makeup and prosthetics for the race of people known as the "hairies" reminds me vaguely of Syfy's Defiance, except infinitely shittier. It's hard to take the show seriously when you've got these ridiculous werewolf-esque hairy people running around. The show focuses on an alternate world in which the hairy people are living in an area called "the Zone" and being treated poorly. Everything is as you would expect, racial tension, aggressive police, smuggling, blah blah blah -- and then all of a sudden halfway through we get some supernatural stuff, which was actually pretty cool, but also felt extremely random... I can't say the show was bad. It really wasn't terrible ... but those damn hairy people just as a concept and as an execution makes it feel a lot dumber than it actually is. Because of the interesting supernatural stuff towards the end, I'm inclined to watch one more episode to see what direction it takes -- but I can't imagine it being very good.

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Aug 21, 2016 12:41AM EDT
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I watched the first episode and wish that I could get that time back.

I watched the first episode and wish that I could get that time back.

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by Cascadria
Jun 11, 2016 7:09AM EDT
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Tried this one. It was a chore to watch.

Tried this one. It was a chore to watch.

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Jun 5, 2016 10:40PM EDT
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Terrible TV Show. Agonizingly s-l-o-w plot bout the Aussie legends. Most likely will be cancelled soon enough.

Terrible TV Show. Agonizingly s-l-o-w plot bout the Aussie legends. Most likely will be cancelled soon enough.

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by Michele Chapman
Jun 5, 2016 2:05PM EDT
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This show is.... It's brilliant!!! I have already fallen in love it!!!

This show is.... It's brilliant!!! I have already fallen in love it!!!

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Sep 11, 2018 2:10PM EDT
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I haven't watched too many Australian dramas. But this one is certainly one of the good ones. The show talks about the basic traits of mankind - to be fearful of what they don't understand and to oppress the minority. Together with powerful performances and excellent makeup.

I haven't watched too many Australian dramas. But this one is certainly one of the good ones. The show talks about the basic traits of mankind - to be fearful of what they don't understand and to oppress the minority. Together with powerful performances and excellent makeup.