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. 80
    Baruchel... plays Ross with a winningly earnest goofiness, while Johnson skillfully navigates the darkly comic territory of being over the hill and irritated by everything and everyone who reminds him of his glory days.
  2. 63
    There's promise here, as long as it gets grittier and funnier, and doesn't descend into bombast.
  3. 70
    The plotting is OK, the dialogue is better and the two leads are appealing.
  4. These attorneys quickly become characters, not just caricatures, and make "Just Legal" very easy to enjoy.
  5. 70
    Sure, this has all been done before, but familiarity doesn't make Just Legal any less fun.
  6. If you can ignore for a moment a logical flaw that permeates the series, you'll find an absorbing, well-paced legal drama with both heart and attitude, not to mention cinematography good enough to carry the Jerry Bruckheimer imprimatur.
  7. Mr. Johnson is surprisingly deft, and even at times poignant, in the part. Even when the plot and other characters turn cartoonish, he manages to strike a deeper chord.
  8. 75
    There is something extraordinarily appealing about the show's central pair.
User Score
8.9

Universal acclaim- based on 66 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 53 out of 55
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 55
  3. Negative: 2 out of 55
  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 »