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  • Series Premiere Date: May 5, 2014
  • Season #: 9
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70

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8.7

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  • Summary: Picking up four years since the events of season eight, Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) is still on run and ends up in London trying to prevent another threat in this 12-episode season.
  • Genre(s): Drama, Action & Adventure, Suspense
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 40
  2. Negative: 0 out of 40
  1. Reviewed by: Jeff Korbelik
    May 5, 2014
    100
    The good news is the limited series is just as entertaining.
  2. Reviewed by: Tom Long
    May 2, 2014
    83
    No matter what, the show returns with the same sense of modern-day paranoia and urgency that fueled its best seasons, and however over-the-top it goes, its real-world geopolitical concerns are real-world geopolitical concerns.
  3. Reviewed by: Ellen Gray
    May 5, 2014
    80
    The show will skip hours here and there, but the "24" clock will continue to run, and if the first two hours are any indication, the time away has been good for the franchise.
  4. The revived 24 is still instantly involving and packed with a dizzying rush of suspenseful crescendos. The new Jack, meanwhile, is the same as the old Jack, which is to say he flips the bird in the face of terror and squirms his way out of major messes like a gun-toting Houdini--all while managing to make a man purse look good.
  5. Reviewed by: Sarah Rodman
    May 5, 2014
    70
    There are promising signs of life in the first two hours of the new series, which take place between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. in London.
  6. Reviewed by: Bruce Miller
    May 5, 2014
    60
    [Director] Cassar juggles plenty of balls in that first hour, uses some new techniques at his disposal and gives Rajskub her best scenes yet. But there’s something very retro about the formula--something that doesn’t quite seem ready for revival.
  7. Reviewed by: James Poniewozik
    May 1, 2014
    40
    As long as all you ask of it is more familiar twists and backstabbing, you’ll probably be happy with it. If you felt (like I did) that the series had said all it had to say after eight years, the reboot looks skippable.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 24
  2. Negative: 2 out of 24
  1. May 6, 2014
    10
    I forgot how good 24 was! It is like it has been always there. While I was watching it today, I felt the same way as I did when I watched the first season. I was very impressed with the concept, the storytelling and how addicted the TV show was. I think 24 proves that others TV shows could come back on a high note as well. I hope they do the same with Dexter, they owe us the last season. Expand
  2. May 6, 2014
    10
    I hope hope hope that we get many more seasons of this wonderful show. Sure, the first couple episodes are packed with those if-Jack-were-just-a-little-faster moments, but that's all part of the fun. The stakes are high, the pace is quick, and Jack is every bit the ideal American we want him to be. It's feels good to have him around again. Expand
  3. Aug 30, 2014
    10
    sensational! Bauer this very well and the amazing plot! Probably there may be a new movie or new season. Surely there is no TV series that has a policy and international security, counterterrorism more engaging and exciting than 24 plot. Expand
  4. May 6, 2014
    10
    OH MY GOD tears nearly came to my eyes the show was so damn good! Kiefer Sutherland plays his part PERFECTLY, so much so he belongs in the hall of fame for greatest actors of all time. That's all I have to say. I'd have no problem living on a desert island with nothing but a TV set, and one hour of 24 every day for the rest of my life. Expand
  5. Aug 28, 2014
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I was really excited when 24 was making a return. The series has been one of my favorite TV shows ever. This season was set in London, a welcome surprise. The season actually started a little slow and it was really nothing special. It was rather predictable and a lot more realistic. As a series, 24 doesn't care for a sense of realism. It wasn't crazy and that was a little disappointing. In 24, we want craziness to occur all the time. Jack Bauer continues to kick ass like he has always done. The season brought another good character, Kate Morgan. She's basically the female Jack Bauer. It was nice seeing James Heller again. One again, I really did not care for Audrey. We all knew she would die in this season. It just had to happen. The season had a pretty good villain, but she was not intimidating. She was just crazy. I was so happy sheshe got thrown out the window. This season didn't have as many twists and turns like prior seasons. Cheng returns at the end, but we all knew he was coming back. I wish Tony would come back, that would have been better. James Heller had one of the best dialogues ever in 24 in the finale. At the end, the Russians get Jack after he gives himself up. A nice ending to the season. I do think the show will get renewed and get another season. Expand
  6. Jul 8, 2014
    9
    I've loved all the 24 series. It's a top 5 TV Show ever made and the Jack Bauer character is so perfect in every flawed way. This season's storylines and plot twists are great. The only downsize is the lack of more over-the-top violence or torture, as I've become accustomed to. Also, Jack never really getting shot/hurt/injured is a disappointment with 1,000+ bullets having been shot at him at least. Either way, an absolute gem and a must watch. More seasons please!! Expand
  7. May 8, 2014
    0
    I wrote it too Season 1: 24, the mother of all ADHD TV series. From the first to the last season, completely irrational story. The second by second turns of phrase just laughable. And yet with a totally hyped and unsympathetic Kiefer Sutherland and many other bad amateur actors. Expand

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