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The Assets: Season 1 Reviews

January 10, 2014
Paul Rhys is thoroughly compelling as the shabby-looking Ames-bumbling, maddened by fear as he senses danger, but with a touch, still, of prim arrogance about him.
January 6, 2014
For all the talk this season about "limited series," The Assets offers the advantage of being exactly that - a self-contained story and temporary commitment.
January 6, 2014
The Assets just can't get untracked, lumbering through its first two hours without any sense of purpose, style or urgency.
Full Review | Original Score: D
January 3, 2014
Not a brilliant effort, but worth a look.
January 3, 2014
The Assets manages to create the mood of the Cold War well, following in the footsteps of The Americans and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.
Full Review | Original Score: B
January 2, 2014
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
The Assets isn't flashy, but boy, is it effective.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
January 2, 2014
The uniformly foreign casting, along with the series having been shot in Lithuania, adds a thin but perceptible film of artifice to the enterprise, shifting it an extra half-step from reality.
January 2, 2014
The Assets is uneven, with some excellent scenes and quite a few bad ones.
January 1, 2014
Rhys and Whittaker are terrific and the two big reasons to watch the series.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4