“you’d be wrong to think Criminal is like any show you’ve ever seen before… at once chilling, fascinating, and slick. A must-watch”

The Express on CRIMINAL

“breathless, propulsive and hypnotically gripping”

The Telegraph on CRIMINAL

“an intriguing and claustrophobic experiment in intensity… Criminal uses its small canvas to ask big questions… it makes for gripping drama”

The Independent on CRIMINAL

“An air of menace and tantalising truth suffuses every scene. It feels new, fresh and rather thrilling… Every episode is a spare, precision-engineered hour without a wasted shot or beat”

The Guardian on CRIMINAL

“Fiercely good acting and twisty, breathless plotting… You will bite nails… a terrific, grown-up watch”

The Observer on CRIMINAL

“Truly compelling”


“Among the most breathless TV shows you’ll watch all year”

Total Film on CRIMINAL

“Taut and claustrophobic”

The Financial Times on CRIMINAL

“A deft reboot of the police procedural”

The Sunday Times on CRIMINAL

“It’s oppressively atmospheric, with the Scottish scenery at first silvery-green, turning fierce and black. As things deteriorate, there’s a mix of suspense, oddball imagery and domestic drama – the mundane details of the men’s lives spilling out with subtle comic value as they face extreme situations”

The Times on STAG

“The horror amid the mountains recalls Michael Haneke’s brilliantly sadistic Funny Games”

The Guardian on STAG

“It gets better, and better, and the humour finally takes a back seat to the humanity. Stick with this: wholly rewarding and surprising”

The Observer on STAG

“Deliciously dark… Witty, observant dialogue and nail-gnawing tension add to what is a clever and funny piece”

Daily Telegraph on STAG

“A sharply-filmed cross between lads-on-tour comedy and Deliverance… There are really nasty scenes but the nightmare is punctuated with hilarious sight gags and jet-black one-liners. It’s like a whoopee cushion edged with razor wire.”

Radio Times on STAG