• Network: HBO
  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 19, 2010
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5
Metascore
83

Universal acclaim - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 12
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 12
  3. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Reviewed by: David Hinckley
    Sep 5, 2014
    100
    Sorting out the sins and sinners in the final eight episodes of Boardwalk Empire promises to be as intriguing as it will be intense.
  2. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    Sep 4, 2014
    100
    The end begins--evocatively, dramatically.
  3. Reviewed by: Tim Molloy
    Sep 5, 2014
    90
    You don't need to pay attention to the authentic background characters, or the glorious music, or the exquisite clothes, or even the textured dialogue to appreciation the majesty of Boardwalk. In fact, you can strip away the majesty--which the show loves to do--and still have a killer drama.
  4. Reviewed by: Lori Rackl
    Sep 17, 2014
    88
    The intrigue escalates in the next episode where things are heating up in Chicago, home to a couple of this season’s compelling new players, Al Capone enforcer Mike D’Angelo (Louis Cancelmi) and crime fighter Eliot Ness (Jim True-Frost).
  5. Reviewed by: Chris Cabin
    Sep 4, 2014
    88
    Enoch clearly loves the drink, and enjoys the bad work he does, and the final season of Boardwalk Empire suggests that no matter what cloaking his ilk partially hid under, it's nothing compared to the whitewashing that's about to come.
  6. Reviewed by: Scott Von Doviak
    Sep 5, 2014
    83
    As a technically proficient piece of visual storytelling, Boardwalk continues to excel.
  7. Reviewed by: Jason Clark
    Aug 29, 2014
    83
    Forgoing its recent dip into somnambulism, Empire is (literally) all guns blazing again.
User Score
8.7

Universal acclaim- based on 60 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. Sep 7, 2014
    8
    The first episode was epic everything I loved about boardwalk empire and looks like this season is gonna be great everything is gonna go out with a bang Full Review »
  2. Sep 8, 2014
    10
    The must under-appreciated show on television, the visuals are stunning and the acting is always on point. I remain convinced that the cinematography is the best I have ever seen on television, and I hope the show some day achieves the mainstream success it deserves. Full Review »
  3. Sep 7, 2014
    10
    Just finished watching the season 5 premiere and, wow, it looks marvelous. The show has not lost any of its beauty, grand scope, and charm. Pity there are only 7 episodes of this masterpiece show remaining. Full Review »