Considering Trickster has already aired in its entirety in Canada, plenty of reviews for the show have been posted online. Professional critics and everyday audiences can often have vastly different opinions about the merits of movies and television series, but when it comes to Trickster, it seems everyone loves it. The show boasts an impressive 94 percent critical approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, as well as an 83 percent audience score from users registered on the review aggregator site.
“Trickster’s intelligent horror interrogates the impacts of intergenerational trauma, crafting a creeping mystery that will get under your skin and stay there,” the series’ consensus reads. And that’s just a taste of the praise Trickster has received. Alexandra Heller-Nicholas of ABC Radio Australia gave the series a perfect five-out-of-five-stars rating and stated in her review, “An engrossing fantasy, a moving coming of age story and a profound reflection on the plight of First Nations people in Canada, Trickster ticks all the boxes in bringing these complex threads together in a way that is enormously stylishly, emotionally compelling, and unrelentingly engaging.”
The Hollywood Reporter‘s Daniel Fienberg largely agreed with that assessment, writing in a January 2021 review of Trickster that the series features “so many enticing elements.” Jessica Mason at The Mary Sue said simply and effectively, “Trickster has a wonderfully unique tone and sly sense of humor, and an absolutely incredible cast.”
Also starring Kalani Queypo as Wade, Nathan Alexis as Crashpad, Anna Lambe as Sarah, Georgina Lightning as Sophia, and more, Trickster will air its final episode on the CW tonight, February 16.