• Network: HBO
  • Series Premiere Date: Oct 15, 2000
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6 , 7 , 8
Metascore
93

Universal acclaim - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Reviewed by: Monica Collins
    Jul 9, 2013
    88
    The title is the only thing that's obscure about this hilarious in-your-face comedy. [12 Sep 2002]
  2. Reviewed by: Phil Rosenthal
    Jul 9, 2013
    88
    Larry David's greatest asset as a comedian and a writer has always been the ability and, more importantly, the courage to straddle the razor blade's difference between funny and painful. [13 Sep 2002]
  3. Reviewed by: Steve Johnson
    Jul 9, 2013
    90
    "Curb" is as funny, in its pulling-teeth-with-a-pliers kind of way, as anything on TV. [13 Sep 2002]
  4. Reviewed by: Mike Duffy
    Jul 9, 2013
    100
    The most original and audacious comedy on TV right now. [13 Sep 2002]
  5. Reviewed by: Ann Hodges
    Jul 9, 2013
    100
    I think Curb Your Enthusiasm is funnier, smarter and classier than Seinfeld. [13 Sep 2002]
  6. Reviewed by: David Bianculli
    Jul 9, 2013
    100
    The improv-based exchanges don't even sound showy anymore. The regular cast members, and even such recurring celebrity guests (usually portraying pettier versions of themselves) as Ted Danson and Richard Lewis, have gotten so skilled at this unusual manner of filmmaking that "Curb Your Enthusiasm" feels almost like reality TV. [13 Sep 2002]
  7. Reviewed by: Adam Buckman
    Jul 9, 2013
    100
    I tend to watch "Curb Your Enthusiasm" with open-mouthed amazement... The show is a drop-dead accurate, edge-of-your-seat depiction of the minefield through which we all tread everyday in our interactions with spouses, friends, business associates and that most dreaded of all groups, total strangers. [13 Sep 2002]
  8. Reviewed by: Tom Gliatto
    Jun 28, 2013
    100
    Larry David's sitcom remains an awe-inspiring (and hilarious) exercise in comedic extremes of chaos and control.
  9. Reviewed by: Tim Goodman
    Jul 9, 2013
    100
    David's ability to hone in and magnify the most socially awkward moments in life is almost frightening. If this series didn't make you double over in laughter every couple of minutes, it would be a whole other kind of torture.
  10. The comedy is so darkly cynical that it's off-putting. If you're a glass-half-full kind of guy like me, it's hard to make the show part of your regular TV menu. [13 Sep 2002]
  11. Reviewed by: Phil Gallo
    Jul 9, 2013
    100
    Good as "Curb" has been, this 10-episode season should be the year it gets recognized as HBO's finest comedy. [11 Sep 2002]
  12. Reviewed by: Tom Shales
    Jul 9, 2013
    100
    Each episode of "Curb Your Enthusiasm" flies by in a dizzying blur of neurotic delight. [14 Sep 2002]
User Score
8.4

Universal acclaim- based on 22 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. May 19, 2013
    8
    Curb Your Enthusiasm is well acted from all perspectives and cleverly written. And comedy aside, it gives a good insight into the lifestyle of those who reside in L.A. Full Review »