Spoiler-Free Review of “Inside Man” on Netflix: Stanley Tucci is Fantastic

*This is a spoiler-free review so feel free to read on!*

“Everything makes sense if you think about it long enough…”

Inside Man originally aired on BBC One back in September, but released on Netflix on October 31st 2022 with all four episodes available to stream now. The crime-thriller series stars Stanley Tucci, David Tennant, Dolly Wells, and Lydia West. Each episode is approximately 58-60 minutes.

A prisoner waiting to be executed crosses paths with a woman trapped in a cellar in an unusual way.

Here is the trailer:

Inside Man has a strong cast and some solid thrills going for it. Is it worthy of your next watch? Let’s find out…

The Pros:

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Stanley Tucci is the best part of the show.

I thought he nailed the character and then some! I loved the dark humor, which separated this series from other crime thrillers with a similar premise. There were a few other standout performances as well, but he really sold me on this one and elevated this series.

Real moments of intensity.

The opening of this series was fantastic and I was completely hooked. I thought that the series had plenty of nail-biting moments and since there were only four episodes, it was very easy to binge-watch this. The episodes were on the long side, but I thought the pacing worked and each episode gave you enough at the end to keep you coming back for more.

The Cons:

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Split focus…

While I enjoyed both plots, I also felt like I was watching two different shows at the same time. Both were really interesting on their own, but they felt disjointed when looking back at the series as a whole. I often felt disconnected because of this and even though things came together at the end, I think there could have been a more seamless connection between them.

So am I in or out?

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I’m in about 75 percent…

The Patient meets Hannibal with a compelling plot of its own.

Overall, I enjoyed my quick watch and really loved Stanley Tucci’s performance, but the sub-plots were a bit all over the place at times.

I hope you enjoyed the review and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on Inside Man in the comments section below. Thanks so much for reading and happy viewing!


Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl


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