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  • Series Premiere Date: Oct 10, 2000
  • Season #: 1
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  • Starring: Andre Braugher, Rhona Mitra, Hamish Linklater
  • Summary: Andre Braugher, the mercurial detective from NBC's "Homicide: Life on the Street," returns to television as chief of experimental medicine at a Boston hospital.
  • Genre(s): Drama
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
  1. Reviewed by: Phil Gallo
    Aug 9, 2014
    100
    A masterful portrayal of the bleakness of the decision-making process within the medical profession, Gideon's Crossing is challenging and arresting television. It's a cerebral approach to issues of healing and loss, made all the more dramatic by the presence of Andre Braugher. [9 Oct 2000, p.4]
  2. Reviewed by: Ann Hodges
    Aug 8, 2014
    91
    The responsibility for Gideon's Crossing rests with Braugher's appeal, and he's up to it. The rest is up to the scripts, to make Ben more human and the stories less dark and down. [10 Oct 2000, p.1]
  3. Reviewed by: Howard Rosenberg
    Aug 9, 2014
    90
    This familiar package notwithstanding, the premiere of Gideon's Crossing delivers a complex and challenging main story of moral ambiguity as well as stunning performances by Andre Braugher as Gideon, Bruce McGill as a despotic patient with seemingly untreatable cancer and Russell Hornsby as chief resident Aaron Boies. [10 Oct 2000, p.F10]
  4. Reviewed by: Terry Jackson
    Aug 9, 2014
    80
    Aside from the dismal possibility that Braugher's return to television could be a short one, should Gideon's Crossing fail, it would be a critical blow to shows that dare to be deep. [10 Oct 2000, p.2E]
  5. Reviewed by: Robert Bianco
    Aug 9, 2014
    75
    Gideon needs to put more work into its secondary characters and a more relaxed faith in Braugher's talents. That would be enough to make Gideon truly special. [10 Oct 2000, p.1D]
  6. Reviewed by: Phil Rosenthal
    Aug 6, 2014
    75
    The storylines, as we meet the staff, feel as though they've been plucked from "St. Elsewhere," but things were brighter there -- both literally and figuratively. [10 Oct 2000, p.47]
  7. Reviewed by: Matthew Gilbert
    Aug 6, 2014
    40
    Gideon's Crossing is soulful and serious. It's also heavy-handed and ponderous, the equivalent of an hour with a philosophy grad student who just won't lighten up. [10 Oct 2000, p.C1]

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