• Network: ABC
  • Series Premiere Date: Jan 31, 2008
  • Season #: 1 , 2
Metascore
62

Generally favorable reviews - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 24
  2. Negative: 4 out of 24
  1. Reviewed by: Ken Tucker
    83
    With these superb supporting players [Victor Garber, Tom Amandes, and Loretta Devine] helping drain away any potential drippiness from the show's magical-realist trappings, Eli Stone proves as solid as a rock.
  2. Eli Stone offers a well-stirred mix of character comedy, relationship drama, legal cases and musical numbers.
User Score
8.4

Universal acclaim- based on 77 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 36 out of 45
  2. Negative: 5 out of 45
  1. TomO.
    Feb 1, 2008
    4
    Evil corporations -- pharma no less! -- are just a progressive cliches in scripts no more insightful than these. It's boring and predictable.
  2. Dec 24, 2013
    10
    I am not a fan of musicals, but this is something so much more. With rich characters offering us an unusual, yet very optimistic world experiences, it brings something uplifting and intelligent to the screen. Full Review »
  3. Dec 17, 2012
    5
    Not terrible, but pretty uninspired. I am always annoyed by things that are blandly "spiritual," poorly acted, and full of stereotypical characters and situations. Eli Stone has all three. I often find myself thinking that the cases that Stone champions are, based on the evidence that he has, wrongly decided. A couple of good actors and fresh faces with largely innocuous plots aren't really a problem, other than the kind of obvious left-wing agenda of most of the plots. Expect evil corporations, sinister churches, greedy businessmen and the shiftless lawyers who defend them. Meh. Full Review »