• Network: FOX
  • Series Premiere Date: Mar 10, 2008
  • Season #: 1
Metascore
67

Generally favorable reviews - based on 27 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 27
  2. Negative: 2 out of 27
  1. Canterbury's Law is a Frankenstein's monster of a dozen cop/law shows, a pale, lurching version of the flawed and fascinating women who are taking back television like so many modern Cagneys and Laceys.
  2. Ms. Margulies never recedes from the scripted egomania; she rams right through it. She remains shrill even in grief.
User Score
6.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 13 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 10
  2. Negative: 3 out of 10
  1. WilleyR.
    Apr 20, 2008
    10
    How can they possibly consider taking such a great show off the air? PLEASE reconsider!!!! We(varied ages) at our house love the show and hunger for more of the Canterbury mojo! Full Review »
  2. MasJ.
    Mar 29, 2008
    6
    Better than expected the premiere had intensity, but falling far from the writing and acting quality of the best lawyer show on TV - "Shark". Didn't like the recurring ethical failings used just to add drama. Full Review »
  3. JasonS.
    Mar 25, 2008
    3
    Just another by the numbers lawyer show with instantly forgettable characters. A show which seems to exist for no other reason than to fill time in the schedule. I like Julianna Margulies, so I'm particularly disappointed. Full Review »