Unbelievable

Series | In English | 1 season (8 episodes). Each episode is between 43 and 58 minutes | Original Release: 2019

Info

This is about a series of rapes in Washington and Colorado. The story first focuses on the rape of Marie Adler, a disturbed teenager living  in a foster home. What she goes through with the police investigators and the medical examinations may make future rape victims think twice about coming forward. As another rape victim emerges, the  detectives on each case, Grace Rasmussen and Karen Duvalll, agree to work together. The two assiduously gather clues in what they begin to think could be one rapist committing these crimes. The series is based  on the Pulitzer Prize-winning article, “An Unbelievable Story of Rape” by T. Christian Miller and Ken Armstrong that appeared in ProPublica and The Marshall Project. 

Cast
Toni Collette (Det. Grace Rasmussen) / Merritt Wever (Det. Karen Duvall) / Kaitlin Dever (Marie Adler, 1st rape victim) / Danielle MacDonald (Amber, 2nd rape victim)
Why Stream This Film?
It’s important that this riveting series is a big success. Then, maybe, Netflix will make more films like these. And maybe “Unbelievable” will encourage  newcomers like Disney +, Apple TV+, HBO Max, and Peacock to follow suit. Every time you click to see this film series, you are sending a signal that this is the kind of stuff you want these moguls to be making.
  • Rotten Tomatoes Score (Critics Consensus): 97%
  • Metacritic Score: 82
Accolades
  • The fantastic reviews have prompted Netflix to plan a second season. 

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“UNBELIEVABLE” eschews dramatic twists and turns for a much more grounded narrative. Perception is king on this show, and time and time again, how others read the victims sets up a heartbreaking fall of dominoes.
Krutika Mallikarjuna

TV GUIDE

“UNBELIEVABLE” is remarkably adroit, striking a tone that easily could have wallowed in misery instead. It’s a show about process and the failings of the justice system, but also pointing to where we can find hope in a bleak situation.
Daniel Fienberg

Hollywood Reporter

We all love our dramas, and what “UNBELIEVABLE” shows is that you can make a scripted show about our broken criminal justice system that is entertaining and human and likable and satisfying as any paint-by-numbers drama, if not more.
Aaron Barnhart

Primetimer.com

The actual history behind the Netflix mini-series “UNBELIEVABLE” is a near-perfect example of the Faustian bargain at the heart of true-crime storytelling. It’s horrifying and in equal measure exciting, in a way that is likely to leave you both appalled and satisfied at the end. As a mystery, the series is taut and engrossing, and its multiple denouements play out with a judicious mix of celebration and regret.
Mike Hale

The New York Times

This series has things to say: That it says them plainly is a virtue, and allows us to see the story more clearly. As a document of trauma, overcome both through justice and through a hard-won fight for self-worth, “UNBELIEVABLE” soars.
Daniel D'Addario

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