Metascore
54

Mixed or average reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. Reviewed by: Ed Bark
    Jun 21, 2011
    83
    A smart, sedate Canadian production imported by ABC for a summertime run.
  2. Reviewed by: David Wiegand
    Jun 20, 2011
    75
    It's unlikely that any TV drama filmed in Toronto could ever come close to the bloody reality of war, but ABC's new series, Combat Hospital, makes a pretty compelling attempt at doing so.
  3. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    Jun 20, 2011
    67
    Placid and often incomprehensibly bland, Combat Hospital still has flashes of intelligence. Definitely worth a second look.
  4. Reviewed by: Michael Starr
    Jun 20, 2011
    63
    Combat Hospital has the look, feel and pacing of an old "M*A*S*H" episode--minus the humor and preachiness--and the soapy elements of fellow ABC hospital drama "Grey's Anatomy" (a smarmy British doctor, nervous newbies and the no-nonsense unit chief--with the heart of gold, of course). But these aren't necessarily drawbacks. This is an episodic TV drama, after all.
User Score
7.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 15 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 11
  2. Negative: 2 out of 11
  1. Jul 7, 2011
    4
    Having spent 4 years in a Military Academy and 4 years as a US Marine, I tend to loose interest in shows of a military nature when you can'tHaving spent 4 years in a Military Academy and 4 years as a US Marine, I tend to loose interest in shows of a military nature when you can't even get the actors to salute in a military manner. Please try to find someone that will teach your actors to handle a weapon better and to at least salute to make it more believable. I know it is just TV but when you put this kind of money out there I would think you would want it to be as real as possible. Full Review »
  2. Jun 23, 2011
    9
    I really liked it. It was smart without being preachy. To all our fine Canadian and allied Military in Afghanistan, please come home safeI really liked it. It was smart without being preachy. To all our fine Canadian and allied Military in Afghanistan, please come home safe and thank you. Full Review »
  3. Nov 8, 2011
    10
    It is a very good drama that needs time to develop. Networks want things to be hits from episode one. If they would have done that with MASHIt is a very good drama that needs time to develop. Networks want things to be hits from episode one. If they would have done that with MASH it probably wouldn't have gone 11 seasons. Give this some time and it has great potential. Good characterization and story lines throughout the first season is a great start but they need time to develop. This is like Firefly another series that never got the chance. Let's hope if CBS drops the ball somebody picks it up. Combat Hospital is a great show that is different than anything else on TV. Just because it isn't a CSI or NCIS or LA Law clone don't kill it. We need different not reality! Full Review »