• Network: HBO
  • Series Premiere Date: Jul 18, 2004
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6 , 7 , 8
Metascore
70

Generally favorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    100
    Entourage--at least in original episodes--has been off the air for one solid year, but when that title song from Jane's Addiction kicks in, it's like an old friend calling--only this time, the friend seems worthier, and his stories more interesting.
  2. The story of rising (and falling) movie star Vince (Adrian Grenier) and his entourage of high-living pals is as amusing as ever; and as the show matures so, ever so slightly, do the characters.
  3. Reviewed by: Misha Davenport
    75
    Any anxiety (real or imaginary) makes for some compelling television.
  4. 75
    Tracking the many ways in which reality converges with fiction is one of the principal pleasures of Entourage, which otherwise explores some pretty well-worn territory in its new season.
  5. 70
    As a whole, the dramedy is much more enjoyable than it was last season, which was a bloated and repetitive mess.
  6. Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    70
    There’s something actually at stake this season, and the art of the deal has never looked nastie
  7. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    70
    The show's polished exterior, however, has seldom scratched the surface hard enough to find anything deeper underneath. Vince's career odyssey back from "Medellin" could provide just that--the season-long hook to make a show already on Hollywood's A-list match that with an actual A-game.
  8. It's still not more than disposable fluff, and I expect Vince to get his stardom back by season's end, but by making his career a metaphor for what the show had become, Entourage for the first time is more entertaining than Vince's life must be.
  9. It's less aimless and has renewed momentum--even if its plots tread familiar ground.
  10. Everything in the season 5 premiere feels stale. [5 Sep 2008, p.70]
  11. Things are a little perkier for the characters at the start of this season than when we last left them.
  12. 40
    Entourage is officially treading water, and the truth is it was never a great show to begin with.
User Score
8.6

Universal acclaim- based on 64 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 17
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 17
  3. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. JordanE.
    Jan 13, 2010
    10
    Probably the best thing on TV...needs some fine tuning, but amazing!
  2. ArianoA
    Nov 19, 2009
    10
    Best season yet. Ari is getting his big break into the Hollywood business. The lines are smarter and more refined. It is a A+ show.
  3. JimT.
    Sep 12, 2009
    10
    This show has stayed consistently great since day one, I'm thrilled that they haven't lost focus and tapered off like so many other This show has stayed consistently great since day one, I'm thrilled that they haven't lost focus and tapered off like so many other shows do after a few seasons. Full Review »