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  • Series Premiere Date: Nov 6, 2001
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6 , 7 , 8
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89

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9.2

Universal acclaim- based on 286 Ratings

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  • Starring: Jean Smart, Carlos Bernard, Mary Lynn Rajskub
  • Summary: Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) has tried both retirement and death, but he still finds himself dragged back into CTU for another long day of work without a single bathroom break. New cast members this season include Sean Astin and Jean Smart.
  • Genre(s): Drama, Action & Adventure
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 21
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 21
  3. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. 100
    The fifth season of this filmlike thriller is metaphorically knocking my socks off. My actual socks remain on.
  2. 100
    This is 24 at its fast, furious, exaggerated best, filled with well-drawn subsidiary characters and rapid-fire surprises, all held in place by Kiefer Sutherland's great, under-sung performance as Jack.
  3. 100
    Nothing but shocker after shocker.
  4. It's the most thrilling premiere hour of "24" yet.
  5. 90
    Surprising doesn't begin to describe what happens.
  6. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    70
    Far from running out of tricks, the fifth season of "24" opens with a bang, incorporating an element of mystery that promises to be more satisfying than the somewhat disappointing fourth day in Jack Bauer's very busy life.

See all 21 Critic Reviews

Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 9 out of 149
  1. DanW
    Jan 19, 2006
    10
    Unashamedly brilliant. Pushes the envelope in every field and becomes the new benchmark to which other TV dramas can only dream of aspiring to.
  2. JoeD
    Jan 16, 2006
    10
    When there is a show on TV like "24", who needs to go to the theatre. This show gives the best adrenline rush every episode, best cliff hangers, best acting. Thank You everyone with "24"! Expand
  3. Nov 18, 2010
    10
    Beautifully Scripted, wonderfully cast. Incredible plot twists that keep the audience entertained and satisfied. This season is the best one since the first. Benefiting on a mesmerizing performance from Kiefer Sutherland in each and every episode, the show has yet to die down in its complexity. There are no words in the English language that can accurately describe the effects that 24 has on the human mind. Collapse
  4. BrettR
    Feb 2, 2006
    10
    Best show ever created!
  5. jasonm
    May 25, 2006
    10
    far and away the best show on tv!!!!!! can't wait until january
  6. IgorV
    Dec 16, 2006
    10
    from when ever this show started me and my freinds would get together and watch almost every single week
  7. [Anonymous]
    Jan 16, 2006
    0
    honestly, i watched two episodes and i knew the end of the season. Predictable, gimmicky nonsense

See all 149 User Reviews

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