What the critics are saying...
The Sundance Channel original drama tells the story of British serial killer Fred West and his relationship with his "appropriate adult," Janet Leach (in the UK, an "appropriate adult" is appointed to sit in on police interviews with children or vulnerable adults to safeguard their interests). Appropriate Adult features stars Dominic West (The Wire, 300) as Fred West and Academy Award® nominated actress Emily Watson (Hilary and Jackie, War Horse) as Janet Leach.
It's creepy, but awesome. Don't believe us? Check out with these folks have to say:
New York Times calls Dominic West a revelation and dives into some of the controversy around the film in England. Dont miss the moment that West realized he really did look like the legendary serial killer.
Los Angeles Times talks to Emily Watson about how her character, Janet Leach, was really one of Wests victims. Its an interesting look at how the film focuses on this strange relationship and not on the crimes Fred West is famous for.
TIME Dominic West points out that a lot of his lines were takenverbatimfrom police transcripts and interviews. Repeating a serial killers precise words sounds pretty creepy. Despite his tendency to play dishonorable types, West (the non-serial killer one) insists hes a really nice guy.
Variety called out both West and Watsons' performance as "genuinely powerful" and praises the understated approach to the storys intrinsic violence.