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The Assets: Season 1 (2014)



Critic Consensus: Despite the occasional suspense and intrigue, The Assets ultimately misses the mark with its unoriginal take on Cold War espionage and rather predictable ending.


Tv Season Info

CIA officers in the 1980s look for a mole to save the lives of Soviet agents working for the U.S.


Paul Rhys
as Aldrich Ames
Jodie Whittaker
as Sandy Grimes
Harriet Walter
as Jeanne Vertefeuile
Stuart Milligan
as Arthur O'Neill
Julian Ovenden
as Gary Grimes
Ralph Brown
as Lawrence Winston
Goran Kostic
as Cherkashin
Todd Boyce
as Nichols
Oliver Cotton
as Vladimir Kryuchkov
Aisling Bea
as Kara Jensen
Emily Joyce
as Eliza Nichols
Greg Patmore
as Higgins
Christian Contreras
as Clayton Lonetree
Aras Marc-Christophe
as CIA Officer #1
Rudolfas Klimanas
as Uncle Sasha
Sarunas Datenis
as Boyfriend
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Critic Reviews for The Assets: Season 1

All Critics (16) | Top Critics (10)

The Assets just can't get untracked, lumbering through its first two hours without any sense of purpose, style or urgency.

January 6, 2014 | Rating: D | Full Review…
Top Critic

Not a brilliant effort, but worth a look.

January 3, 2014 | Full Review…

The real-life case was widely publicized enough that the outcome won't surprise most viewers. The opening scene, with Ames acting suspicious and guilty, acknowledges this. The point is the chase and to some extent the characters.

January 2, 2014 | Full Review…

The Assets isn't flashy, but boy, is it effective.

January 2, 2014 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
Top Critic

It is suspenseful and tight, but not overwhelmingly violent, especially considering the subject matter.

January 7, 2014 | Full Review…

The Assets reduces the complex world of espionage to laughably simplistic terms: "We are both spies, and I caught you spying!" bellows a KGB brute to a captured agent. Nyet thanks.

January 6, 2014 | Full Review…

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