Homecoming: Season 1 (2018)


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Critic Consensus: An impressive small-screen debut for Julia Roberts, Homecoming balances its haunting mystery with a frenetic sensibility that grips and doesn't let go.

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Heidi Bergman (Roberts) is a caseworker at the Homecoming Transitional Support Center, a Geist Group facility helping soldiers transition back to civilian life. Walter Cruz (Stephan James) is one of these soldiers, eager to begin the next phase of his life. Overseeing Heidi and the facility is Colin Belfast (Bobby Cannavale), an ambitious company man whose manic demands point to questionable motives. Four years later, Heidi has started a new life, living with her mother (Sissy Spacek) and working as a small-town waitress, when a Department of Defense auditor (Shea Whigham) comes to her with questions about why she left the Homecoming facility. Heidi begins to realize that there?s a whole other story behind the story she?s been telling herself.

Cast

Julia Roberts
as Heidi Bergman
Stephan James
as Walter Cruz
Bobby Cannavale
as Colin Belfast
Shea Whigham
as Thomas Carrasco

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Critic Reviews for Homecoming: Season 1

All Critics (86) | Top Critics (30)

Movie superstar Julia Roberts crushes here, benching her legendary smile - mostly - to play a frazzled, damaged administrator discovering the dark side of a corporate-run program for veterans.

December 17, 2018 | Full Review…
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It brilliantly captures the essence of the military compound and Heidi's place in it. And look out for a remarkable long tracking shot that begins on the exterior and somehow brings us in via a large fish tank mounted in a wall...

November 16, 2018 | Full Review…

Tense as it all is, it's ambiguous enough to keep you guessing - you'd expect nothing less from Esmail - and it's exceedingly well cast. Having Sissy Spacek in a small role as Heidi's mother ranks pretty high on the luxury scale.

November 7, 2018 | Full Review…

The result is a television series that's frequently breathtaking.

November 5, 2018 | Full Review…

This is a well-executed mystery that avoids a lot of the pitfalls of both mystery shows and science-fiction-tinged shows: it's not overdetermined, it's not overcomplicated, and it's not suddenly upending itself.

November 2, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Whigham's portrayal of Carrasco is the most compelling. He provides a strong rooting interest as a dogged investigator who's seen as just another nameless underling by his condescending boss.

November 2, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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