• Network: ABC
  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 27, 2007
  • Season #: 1 , 2
Metascore
33

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 22
  2. Negative: 13 out of 22
  1. 80
    Big Shots matches affecting characters with genuinely funny stories and dialogue.
  2. A light-hearted, comedic drama about four wealthy guys with women troubles and work problems.
  3. One of television’s rare examples of successful farce.
  4. Shots has some potential. The leads - Michael Vartan ("Alias"), Dylan McDermott ("The Practice"), Joshua Malina ("The West Wing"), Christopher Titus ("Titus")--have chemistry, and there are some funny lines and situations.
  5. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    50
    Jon Harmon Feldman’s naughty script doesn’t develop much chemistry among the guys.
  6. 50
    Terrific cast, some fun, but overall the writing is often as dead as Walter.
  7. 50
    Big Shots isn't brilliant. And despite that attractive, well-matched male ensemble, the so-so series premiere lacks sufficient creative zing.
  8. 40
    Big Shots tries way too hard to be shocking and raunchy. The actors resemble kiddies at school trying to impress one another with the latest naughty word learned in gym class.
  9. Reviewed by: Randy Cordova
    40
    The hunk quotient is pretty high. But that doesn't overcome the fact that the show is dumb and uninvolving.
  10. 38
    It suffers from too much gloom and glam.
  11. 37
    The problem with Big Shots is that the men don't sound like anyone at all, male or female.
  12. We're all for handsome guys exploring their feminine side, but we want posters of them holding babies, not being them.
  13. When all is said and done, the series feels less like Wisteria Lane than "Stand By Me" channeled through Danielle Steel.
  14. The worst offense is that it seems to have been pitched as the male version of you-know-what without any real interest in speaking to the notion of what it means to be a man or, if you'd like, what men think, feel and say.
  15. Big Shots, an obnoxious waste of time that's likely the season's worst new show.
  16. Feldman has created a quartet of rich guys so insufferable, self-centered and whiny that they make the men of feminist masterwork "The Golden Notebook," or even "The Nanny Diaries," look positively heroic.
  17. 10
    Big Shots is an extremely unflattering showcase for these actors, particularly McDermott, whose overacting as the show’s bad boy puts the mug in smug.
  18. There's nothing funny about tonight's Big Shots.
  19. Reviewed by: Diane Werts
    0
    No matter where the goofy "Desperate Housewives" goes, it's not into the toilet, which is where Big Shots spends its time both literally and figuratively.
  20. I'd prefer you'd forget that one, and in coming years, I'll bet stars Dylan McDermott, Christopher Titus and Michael Vartan will hope to forget it, too. It's not worth your time or theirs.
User Score
8.2

Universal acclaim- based on 90 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 45 out of 52
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 52
  3. Negative: 7 out of 52
  1. TorrenceM.
    Jan 26, 2008
    10
    I look forward to watching this show every week. It makes me laugh. It is time we see male bonding on tv. I was dissapointed when it was off I look forward to watching this show every week. It makes me laugh. It is time we see male bonding on tv. I was dissapointed when it was off the air. It is enjoyable. Full Review »
  2. LindaK.
    Jan 18, 2008
    10
    You get a good show and then u take it away.
  3. TerriD
    Jan 17, 2008
    9
    LOVE IT, laugh out loud every time. How can this be canceled? Maybe I miss the ridiculousness of "you know what and the city" but it is funny LOVE IT, laugh out loud every time. How can this be canceled? Maybe I miss the ridiculousness of "you know what and the city" but it is funny to see the true colors of the other species and what they try to get away with, at the same time a sliver of their "obstacle" of meaningful relationships. Full Review »