Metascore
53

Mixed or average reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 21
  2. Negative: 3 out of 21

Critic Reviews

  1. 40
    It's a formulaic, lazily devised legal series that fails to surprise or amuse.
  2. 50
    A gimmicky, cliched legal drama that seems to have been unearthed from 20 years ago.
  3. Entertainment Weekly
    Reviewed by: Dalton Ross
    50
    The constant moral back-patting leaves me feeling, well, limp. [30 Sep 2005, p.87]
  4. It's rather old-fashioned, except that there's something real about the chemistry.
  5. 40
    The central issue about Just Legal is that it's such a predictable series.
  6. By no means is "Just Legal" a top-notch drama as yet, but it certainly has potential to be agreeable lighter fare.
  7. Baruchel and Johnson (who is quite appealing in his role) have real chemistry.
  8. There's something weirdly charming about the pair's chemistry.
  9. TV Guide Magazine
    Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    60
    Mostly overcomes its contrived premise and clichéd courtroom theatrics with well-played characters you might actually root for.
  10. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    50
    It's Don Johnson's irascible charm as a boozing, bottom-feeding barrister that occasionally elevates this hour above its mundane legal jockeying.
User Score
8.9

Universal acclaim- based on 66 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 61 out of 66
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 66
  3. Negative: 5 out of 66
  1. DebbieF.
    Sep 25, 2007
    10
    Please bring "Just Legal" back, my husband and I both liked the show very much.
  2. JenniferR.
    Sep 19, 2007
    10
    The show is great. PLEASE bring it back. Email me when it is scheduled. I check the t.v. guide everyday to see if it's on. Thank you.
  3. CHRISTOPHERG
    Apr 24, 2007
    10
    i loved the show it pissed me off when i found out it was canseled. there so much garbage on tv and when something go comes on without tits i loved the show it pissed me off when i found out it was canseled. there so much garbage on tv and when something go comes on without tits and ass it gets canseled. BRING IT BACK----BRING IT BACK--NOW Full Review »