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  • Series Premiere Date: Oct 9, 2008
  • Season #: 1
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  • Summary: A scientist (Rufus Sewell) consults for the FBI about unusual crimes in this American remake of a British series.
  • Genre(s): Drama, Horror, Suspense
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 26
  2. Negative: 5 out of 26
  1. Sewell radiates the kind of fascination you can't buy off the rack at the TV drama store, and that alone gives Eleventh Hour a strong start.
  2. The plot of tonight's pilot, which involves cloning, hews closely to the original's first, dark episode. A second, included for review, seems more like a CBS show, a murder mystery I'd like to think any of the network's three "CSIs" could've knocked off as easily.
  3. Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    70
    A bit generic, despite the creepy particulars of this series’ science-based mysteries--think a more mainstream "Fringe."
  4. Reviewed by: Troy Patterson
    50
    Eleventh Hour is ambitiously shameless in patterning its counterintuitive crank of an ill-socialized hero on the Hugh Laurie character. We sent it down after nine minutes as yet another generic detective drama.
  5. Not nearly as ambitious as "Life on Mars" but entertaining nonetheless.
  6. 40
    A little old-fashioned police brutality may seem downright appealing compared to the pseudointellectual runamok of CBS' cop drama Eleventh Hour, in which British actor Rufus Sewell plays a scientist who has regrettably turned his genius to fighting crime
  7. Reviewed by: James Poniewozik
    30
    Simultaneously gross and sanctimonious, this histrionic science procedural is mainly a warning against the cloning of TV concepts.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12