News

What Critics Are Saying About the Trailer for David Fincher's Mindhunter

Fincher returns to the streaming service and the subject of serial killers.

by | August 1, 2017 | Comments

Netflix has just released the new trailer for David Fincher’s Mindhunter, and some of the critics have already revealed their first impressions. The very intriguing two-minute trailer definitely looks in line with Fincher’s serial killer stories. The first scene and a lot of the rest are reminiscent of Zodiac in particular. We don’t need big stars when the premise is so interesting and the visuals verge on the disturbing. If Fincher’s name didn’t sell this enough already, the trailer should make it one of the most anticipated new series of the fall.

Watch the First Full Trailer Below

And here is what critics are saying:

  • “The trailer looks like pure Fincher, with its brooding and hazy darkness, screeching violins in the background, and grimy neo-noir aesthetic. In other words, it looks great, and will be sure to induce a nightmare or two.” – Austin Elias-de Jesus, Slate.
  • “[Fincher] seems like he’s crafted something akin to Zodiac meets the first season of True Detective, which is really all I need to know in order to set aside some time to binge watch it this fall.” – Ethan Anderton, /Film.
  • “It should be neat seeing Groff take on such a heavy role, but what I like about this trailer is that it doesn’t show him chewing the scenery or going for big moments. If anything, the show is highlighting how mild and milquetoast he is, which makes for a nice comparison against the monsters he has to interview.” – Matt Goldberg, Collider.

David Fincher has had great success working with Netflix on House of Cards. He’s also made a number of excellent movies involving serial killers (SevenZodiacThe Girl with the Dragon Tattoo). Now he’s got a new series for Netflix about serial killers, and it’s apparently so good the streaming service has already ordered a second season.


When it debuts: October 13, which is when all 10 episodes of the first season will arrive on Netflix at once.

Who’s in it: Jonathan Groff, Holt McCallany, Anna Torv, Hannah Gross, Cotter Smith.

What it’s about: Based on the nonfiction book Mind Hunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit, the series follows two detectives (McCallany and Groff) as they visit captured serial killers in prison to aid current and ongoing cases. Yes, that sounds a bit like Thomas Harris adaptations, such as The Silence of the Lambs and the similar-sounding Manhunter. Fincher is directing some of the episodes, with the rest helmed by Asif Kapadia (Amy), Tobias Lindholm (A Hijacking), and Andrew Douglas (the Amityville Horror remake).

#1
Adjusted Score: 102.221%
Critics Consensus: Mindhunter distinguishes itself in a crowded genre with ambitiously cinematic visuals and a meticulous attention to character development.
Synopsis: Set in the late 1970s, two FBI agents are tasked with interviewing serial killers to solve open cases.... [More]

Tag Cloud

Lionsgate ratings Paramount cats cooking hist FXX Pixar Animation TCA 2017 Sci-Fi Food Network American Society of Cinematographers adventure Paramount Network Summer MSNBC police drama Universal Awards Tour Winter TV Interview Superheroes TV Land Showtime based on movie CNN Character Guide Reality Competition Ellie Kemper crime HBO unscripted Country Acorn TV Dark Horse Comics ESPN WGN Toys BBC New York Comic Con Superheroe Best and Worst spy thriller Ghostbusters golden globes mutant Syfy Rom-Com social media television psycho Shudder CBS All Access 45 Disney Podcast Valentine's Day science fiction Christmas comiccon composers Super Bowl Rocky Columbia Pictures See It Skip It DC streaming service Nat Geo Quiz Extras FOX Comics on TV technology sports Trophy Talk TCM Trailer Shondaland crossover Mary Tyler Moore VH1 Winners comic Esquire Disney Channel El Rey Comedy Cartoon Network DC Comics Logo History NBC Epix Video Games Martial Arts Watching Series Photos Marvel sitcom Star Wars TBS Walt Disney Pictures AMC Lucasfilm Sneak Peek Comedy Central thriller Musicals YouTube Premium NYCC OWN Music dc DC Universe LGBTQ Freeform what to watch streaming BET Horror robots Ovation zombies Pirates Countdown SDCC Apple jamie lee curtis Mystery Schedule Fantasy Election Premiere Dates APB CMT 2016 talk show blaxploitation ABC war Marathons CW Seed E! period drama romance Drama TNT USA Network Fall TV Writers Guild of America Teen ABC Family serial killer cults binge travel Pop Warner Bros. anime GLAAD Nickelodeon TIFF festivals MTV crime thriller Starz PBS IFC Films SundanceTV Fox News aliens YA TLC Song of Ice and Fire Amazon FX biography dceu Trivia Sony Pictures political drama discovery 2017 Thanksgiving boxoffice cops SXSW National Geographic Spike GIFs Mindy Kaling Reality Infographic BBC America Oscars YouTube Red Creative Arts Emmys Set visit crime drama Spring TV Bravo GoT Netflix Emmys justice league Red Carpet CBS Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt RT History Masterpiece Awards The Arrangement Biopics Lifetime ITV E3 diversity Year in Review First Look supernatural Comic Book Hulu zombie 007 20th Century Fox TV Crackle Box Office Grammys San Diego Comic-Con Star Trek Tumblr President harry potter 24 frames Chilling Adventures of Sabrina historical drama Cosplay Kids & Family transformers Britbox Western Rock PaleyFest Adult Swim USA X-Men singing competition Certified Fresh DirecTV IFC finale Opinion Action VICE Sundance Holidays Musical Tomatazos TCA dramedy vampires A&E cinemax 2015 TruTV Nominations medical drama doctor who docudrama Polls and Games The CW 21st Century Fox Calendar politics Sundance Now