• Network: CBS
  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 22, 2005
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6 , 7 , 8 , 9 , 10
Metascore
42

Mixed or average reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 21
  2. Negative: 8 out of 21
  1. Reviewed by: Marco Lanzagorta
    30
    Unfortunately, Criminal Minds confuses critical thinking with supernatural abilities.
  2. Patinkin looks especially unnatural in these scenes — just give that man a song to sing, I say, and let him do what he was born to.
  3. "Criminal Minds," which generates almost no creative energy of its own, has the aura - or is it odor? - of being patched together from scraps of failed CBS dramas of the past.
  4. 25
    Everything about Criminal is patched together from other shows, from the FBI setting to the tired visual gimmickry.
  5. 20
    Big talent meets weak script and every TV crime cliche known to prime time.
  6. 12
    A slick 'n' grim crime procedural piled high with deadly dull cliches
  7. 10
    CBS' crummiest imitation of CSI yet.
  8. Reviewed by: Diane Werts
    10
    The whole project feels salaciously sleazy, unless you're enjoying the proceedings, in which case it's juicily depraved.
User Score
8.2

Universal acclaim- based on 207 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 83 out of 100
  2. Negative: 14 out of 100
  1. Nov 20, 2011
    10
    A crime show with an outstanding cast, well written plot and amazing facts displayed in every episode. Some may be a bit visual, but you love seeing your favorite FBI agents profile those jerks to a tee. They all have such amazing chemistry with each other. Paget Brewster is amazing, with A.J. Cook's likability and with Kristen Vangsness,you just want to take her home! Full Review »
  2. Nov 20, 2011
    10
    This show is one of the best that has ever graced the screen. The acting is simply amazing, and the story line outshines the strange CSI, dull NCIS and the ever so draining Law and Order. The writing is amazing with such lovable actors that you will loose your mind with Criminal Minds! Full Review »
  3. J_B
    Nov 5, 2011
    10
    My favourite show! It's so interesting! It focuses in on the cases, not the characters, and each show is unique and different. The acting's good as well, especially Matthew Gray Gubler. Full Review »