• Network: CBS
  • Series Premiere Date: Jan 7, 2014
Metascore
56

Mixed or average reviews - based on 27 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27

Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Jeff Korbelik
    Mar 27, 2014
    75
    The good thing about procedurals is you can come and go and not miss much. The bad thing about procedurals is you can come and go and not miss much. Holloway, though, should be enough to keep you coming back.
  2. People Weekly
    Reviewed by: Tom Gliatto
    Jan 10, 2014
    75
    Intelligence is nicely done. [20 Jan 2014]
  3. Reviewed by: Mark A. Perigard
    Jan 7, 2014
    75
    Holloway looks leaner than his Sawyer days and cleans up nice. Ory, such a spitfire on ABC’s “Once Upon a Time” as both Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad Wolf, seems tamed here, and unfortunately, a little dull.
  4. Reviewed by: Mary McNamara
    Jan 7, 2014
    70
    Breathlessly paced and festooned with some pretty groovy computer graphics--the chip allows Holloway to walk through scenes of past destruction in his mind--Intelligence isn't trying to be anything more than what it obviously is. The show is a panoply of familiar elements anchored by a new and attractive leading man.
  5. Reviewed by: David Hiltbrand
    Jan 7, 2014
    70
    Cast, concept, execution--there's a lot to root for in Intelligence. But they'll be pushing a big rock up the hill week after week.
  6. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    Jan 6, 2014
    70
    For all the talk about tech, nothing here reinvents the wheel, but the action is crisp and the dialogue breezy.
  7. Reviewed by: Jeff Jensen
    Jan 2, 2014
    67
    The pilot sets up some promising intrigue but plays like the lowest-common-denominator version of itself: muscular action, a cutout Chinese villain, a rote twist, lots of Josh. Get smarter, please. [10 Jan 2013, p.66]
  8. Reviewed by: Robert Bianco
    Jan 6, 2014
    63
    Intelligence may not be the most exciting show the new year will bring, but it is the kind of weekly adventure/mystery CBS does well--one that tells you what it is up front and is smart enough to deliver on most of what it promises.
User Score
6.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 79 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 42 out of 79
  2. Negative: 12 out of 79
  1. Jan 20, 2014
    10
    Love it, I just love it. I have waited all week for tonight. I will be watching this show and hope they make it into a long success. JoshLove it, I just love it. I have waited all week for tonight. I will be watching this show and hope they make it into a long success. Josh Holloway's good guy, bad guy attitude is perfect for this show, he is a wonderful actor.... Full Review »
  2. Jan 8, 2014
    4
    Interesting enough show with nothing very special to make it a regular TV event. Only the pilot so far, but. The wise-a$$ hero hasInteresting enough show with nothing very special to make it a regular TV event. Only the pilot so far, but. The wise-a$$ hero has certainly been overdone in recent TV shows and it is right on top again with "Intelligence". Gets tedious. The top-notch Secret Service lady chosen to protect our hero is about as lackluster a character as possible. Pretty girl, and that's about it. Marge Helgenberger does her limited job on this show with efficiency.

    All-in-all a derivative show which will require an otherwise pretty boring Monday evening to build a large and regular audience.
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  3. Jan 29, 2014
    1
    Chuck wannabe.

    Why does this super soldier need a babysitter? And why shouldn't they expect him to look for his wife? What kind of
    Chuck wannabe.

    Why does this super soldier need a babysitter? And why shouldn't they expect him to look for his wife? What kind of husband wouldn't?

    Chuck was much better.
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