Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    Nov 20, 2013
    100
    It's homage of the highest form, but comedy of the highest form, too. Cos quite obviously is far from finished.
  2. Reviewed by: Robert Lloyd
    Nov 25, 2013
    80
    There are also familiar dialogues between the brain and the body (golden) and a bit of hand-in-the-Jello-bowl mugging (not so golden), but all in all, the special lives up to its name. Neither finished, nor diminished.
  3. Reviewed by: Neil Genzlinger
    Nov 22, 2013
    80
    Just when the crowd thinks it knows where he’s going, he jerks the string and sends things in a different direction, to great effect. It’s a gimmick that takes a refined sense of timing and a mastery of misdirection, and Mr. Cosby, who is 76, shows that he still has both.
  4. Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    Nov 22, 2013
    80
    Cosby is in fine form as he mugs with that expressive face and riffs in his distinctive voice on his favorite topics of love, marriage and family. His timing is masterful.
  5. 80
    Far From Finished isn’t an instant classic on the order of Bill Cosby: Himself or his stand-up albums Revenge, Why Is There Air?, and Wonderfulness. It’s more like a pencil sketch by a master painter or a late film by Woody Allen or Clint Eastwood.
  6. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    Nov 19, 2013
    80
    There’s admittedly nostalgia in seeing Cosby perform again after a 30-year TV standup special hiatus, but he still delivers some of the old wonderfulness.
  7. Reviewed by: David Hinckley
    Nov 21, 2013
    75
    He shuffles onstage more slowly than he used to. But he’s still Cosby the comedian, and to underscore that point, he’s even on the same subject where he left off whenever you last saw him.
  8. Reviewed by: Clark Collis
    Nov 19, 2013
    75
    Without the benefit of Bill Cosby's timing and avuncularity, the spouseribbing gags featured in the comedy legend's first televised concert in 30 years would come across as simply mean-spirited.
  9. Reviewed by: Hank Stuever
    Nov 22, 2013
    70
    What we get for most of the show’s 90 minutes, is a mostly funny, often charming and occasionally unsettling account of a man whose diet and whereabouts are under his wife Camille’s constant surveillance.
  10. Reviewed by: Josh Modell
    Nov 20, 2013
    58
    He’s still funny and charming--but also, given that the stand-up world has grown up around him, dated and occasionally dull. Far From Finished couldn’t be safer.
  11. Reviewed by: Michael Starr
    Nov 21, 2013
    50
    Cosby’s gentle humor is a bit long-in-the-tooth.

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