• Network: ABC
  • Series Premiere Date: Jun 27, 2012
  • Season #: 1
Metascore
52

Mixed or average reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    Jun 26, 2012
    30
    It's a skeletal construct, all right, but there's nothing lovely about it.
  2. Reviewed by: David Hinckley
    Jun 27, 2012
    40
    The best face it can put on terrible murder cases is philosophical, and that may not be enough to keep viewers from the somber takeaway that someone they like has ended up dead.
  3. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    Jun 26, 2012
    42
    A grim, macabre march through a terrible crime, deploying a bad twist--the voice of the deceased.
  4. Reviewed by: Linda Stasi
    Jun 26, 2012
    63
    [Final Witness is] a very good true-crime show. But that voice-from-beyond narrator is just so very wrong.
  5. Reviewed by: Ed Bark
    Jun 27, 2012
    67
    Final Witness has more texture and bite than most of TV's myriad explorations of the true crime realm.
  6. Reviewed by: Jessica Shaw
    Jun 25, 2012
    67
    This new ripped-from-the-headlines series amps up the cheese even further by mixing Desperate Housewives-style narration with actual non-reenacted interviews.

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