Slow Horses: Season 1

Slow Horses: Season 1

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A dysfunctional team of MI5 agents—and their obnoxious boss—navigate the espionage world’s smoke and mirrors to defend England from sinister forces in this darkly comic spy saga.

2022Rating: TV-MAUKSee-Saw Films
ComedyDrama

Streaming (1 Provider)

Episodes

EPISODE 1.1

Failure’s Contagious

River Cartwright is ousted from MI5 and finds himself in... More a place worse than purgatory: Slough House, dumping ground for failed spies.

EPISODE 1.2

Work Drinks

River and Sid join forces. A misfired gun has dire... More consequences.

EPISODE 1.3

Bad Tradecraft

Slough House is the unlikely venue for a secret romance,... More but events take a dark turn when a dangerous encounter becomes deadly.

EPISODE 1.4

Visiting Hours

Taverner sends the Dogs to hunt down Lamb and the... More Slow Horses. River holds the secret to saving the gang.

EPISODE 1.5

Fiasco

The Slow Horses must disappear to avoid capture by MI5.... More Lamb and River head to The Park to outwit Taverner.

EPISODE 1.6

Follies

Taverner and the Slow Horses attempt different approaches to locate... More the kidnappers and Hassan. Ho makes a shocking discovery about Sid.

Slow Horses: Season 1 | Reviews

Come for the gross and grumpy Gary Oldman (yes, including his rank farts) - stay for this show's taste in wry and bleak humour and faithfully executed, if conventional, modern spy thriller beats.

94%54 reviews

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Slant Magazine

Slant Magazine

A half-clever, half-derivative espionage story that falters somewhat when trying to insert 24-style ticking-clock histrionics into a narrative mostly driven by interpersonal drama.

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The Telegraph

The Telegraph

It’s solidly entertaining, well-acted and well-plotted.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

For now, this conventional addition to an already crowded genre counts as a confirmed kill.

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IndieWire

IndieWire

It’s not a show destined for obscurity like some of the characters it prizes most, but there’s a still a little room left to hone its strengths.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

A grimily authentic espionage yarn populated by a bunch of funny, intriguing (characters)...

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San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

Intricate spycraft, taut plotting and bumbling but deadly criminals...

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Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal

There’s not an uninteresting character in the show...

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Slash Film

Slash Film

Oldman grunts and farts his way through the insufferable role (of Lamb), putting on a show that seems destined to elicit little response beyond an eye roll.

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Financial Times

Financial Times

While it’s entirely watchable, Slow Horses is unlikely to drag you away from whatever else you’re currently viewing.

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Slow Horses: Season 1 | Release Details

Slow Horses: Season 1 is available to stream in Australia now on Apple TV+.