• Network: FOX
  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 20, 2002
  • Season #: 1
Metascore
64

Generally favorable reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 22
  2. Negative: 1 out of 22
  1. Reviewed by: Howard Rosenberg
    Feb 24, 2013
    90
    Highly arresting. [20 Sept 2002, p.C1]
  2. Reviewed by: Aaron Barnhart
    Feb 24, 2013
    90
    Compelling. [20 Sept 2002, p.E1]
  3. Reviewed by: Adam Buckman
    Feb 24, 2013
    88
    If they can maintain that level of intelligence, then John Doe stands a chance of becoming the kind of special series - like "The Fugitive" and "The Prisoner" - that people will talk about for years to come.
  4. Reviewed by: Phil Rosenthal
    Feb 24, 2013
    88
    The shrewd thing about John Doe is that it uses its fantasy element as an addition, not a substitute for interesting characters and good storytelling. At its heart, this is just a mystery show with a twist. [20 Sept 2002, p.46]
  5. Reviewed by: Ed Bark
    Feb 24, 2013
    83
    It's an inventive, affecting and sometimes amusing hour. [20 Sept 2002, p.6C]

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