A brilliant criminologist probes the dark recesses of the soul
With more than 25 major awards--including BAFTAs for best drama series and best actor--Cracker ranks as one of British television’s most acclaimed crime dramas. Robbie Coltrane (Harry Potter, Ocean’s Twelve) truly inhabits his role as the brash and brilliant forensic psychologist, Dr. Edward “Fitz” Fitzgerald. For the police, Fitz’s astonishing insights into the criminal mind prove invaluable, but his arrogance and boorishness make him barely tolerable as a colleague. For his family, Fitz’s self-destructive compulsions--scotch, sex, and gambling--bring only pain and turmoil.
Complemented by an outstanding cast, Coltrane delivers a brilliant performance as a genius who can dissect a psychopath’s motives, but can’t keep his own demons at bay. These powerful crime dramas examine the pressures and prejudices of contemporary urban life and the violence that they spawn.
DVD SPECIAL FEATURES INCLUDE Cracker: Behind the Scenes, an intimate, 45-minute visit with the show’s cast and creative team.
Coltrane is at his best in the award-winning crime drama "Cracker." -- The Seattle Times
Cracker succeeds and stays with you because of the collective brilliance of the show, though especially and most memorably because of the genius of Robbie Coltrane. -- EInsiders
Each minute an example of how the Brits do this so much better than us. -- TV Sound Off
For mystery lovers and fans of whip smart, provocatively written dramas, you'll definitely want to help yourself -- Film Intuition
It's not the crimes alone that make the show engaging. It's the realistic characters and their interactions brought to life by a great cast. -- Blogcritics Magazine
One of the best British cop shows ever made -- Film.com
One of the most fascinating, and flawed, characters on television. -- Courier Publications Online
The only series that can rival Prime Suspect for in the Brit-TV hierarchy. -- Wired.com
Twenty-two hours of entertainment bliss -- DVD Verdict