Crisis comes out of the chute as flat as any recent thriller on network television--actually more so. There’s barely an ounce of believability in it. The casting seems woeful and the acting isn’t going to get you to the second hour.
You don’t have to take Crisis too seriously; it will happily do that for you, spreading its pompous misery evenly among a cast large enough to fill at least three or four mediocre TV shows, if you count all the teenagers.
Awards & Rankings
Generally favorable reviews- based on 59 Ratings
Mar 21, 2014The pilot for Crisis was great. Reminded me of 2012's "Missing" with Ashley Judd.
Intense, action packed, suspenseful, almost like the movieThe pilot for Crisis was great. Reminded me of 2012's "Missing" with Ashley Judd.
Intense, action packed, suspenseful, almost like the movie "White House Down" with Jaime Foxx and Channing Tatum. Characters were likable, bad guys were intelligent, it was fast paced, intense, almost like an episode of 24. Great start to a potentially great show. Lets see where it goes!… Full Review »
Mar 17, 2014I really don't see how the show 'Crisis' is going to translate into a multi season vehicle for NBC. The premise has already failed multipleI really don't see how the show 'Crisis' is going to translate into a multi season vehicle for NBC. The premise has already failed multiple times in past years. The only thing that makes this different -- this time the hostages are kids. Think 80's, think 'Toy Soldiers' and you got it. Kids trapped in a building and someone is trying to get them out. Wow, wonder how this will end? Umm they get saved? The pilot ended with me having no hint of a connection to the characters. I don't even feel the kids are in any real danger. There were attempts to have contrived "moments" that would make me care, didn't work, I don't. The dialogue seems better fitted for a student film or B movie. One line zingers, minus the zing and the typical CSI styled fill in the blank commentary that accompanies most action/dramas that are on air today. Lance Gross tried his best to channel his inner John Mcclane but I'd rather just watch Die Hard on blue ray. As hard as it is to get a break in the industry today, this project made it to my screen? Just wow! Either NBC is saying they just don't care, or some of the higher ups in those nice comfy offices need to play musical chairs...because this show really sucks. Don't get too excited about the initial ratings, they will drop off significantly if what you aired tonight is all you have in store. 'Crisis' gets two thumbs down and a series cancel on my DVR.… Full Review »
Jun 22, 2014I have to say the 2 hour ending was amazing!! It made me want to see so much more. Especially with sending that last text. I wanna know whatI have to say the 2 hour ending was amazing!! It made me want to see so much more. Especially with sending that last text. I wanna know what it is!! and What it leads too. C'mon Season 2!! PLEASE!… Full Review »