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  • Series Premiere Date: Mar 16, 2010
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5
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Universal acclaim- based on 191 Ratings

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  • Summary: While Raylan investigates a cold case that is connected to his father, Boyd finds his business slowing down with the arrival of Preacher Billy.
  • Genre(s): Drama, Action & Adventure
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 14
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 14
  3. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Reviewed by: Tom Gliatto
    Jan 25, 2013
    What gives the show its kick is the gleefully childish lack of repentance shown by most of these rascals--countered by Olyphant's coolly amused control. [4 Feb 2013, .39]
  2. Reviewed by: David Wiegand
    Jan 7, 2013
    The dialogue in the first two episodes of the new season crackles with brilliance.
  3. Reviewed by: Ed Bark
    Jan 7, 2013
    It keeps going about its business, getting better than ever each season with a restrained but gripping approach that's also sure to wear well decades from now.
  4. Reviewed by: Maureen Ryan
    Jan 8, 2013
    The lovely thing about Justified is that it delivers all the shaggy charm of a diverting character piece even as a supple, strongly structured story gives the whole affair an unmistakable energy and direction.
  5. 90
    For all its gore, gunfire, and criminal nastiness, it's a joyous show; even when the characters are scowling, the show seems to be grinning at you.
  6. Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    Jan 8, 2013
    A fourth season of wryly amusing but often shockingly brutal backwoods mayhem.
  7. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    Jan 3, 2013
    Always fun, the first two hours of the FX drama's fourth season are also meandering, introducing several new players, but as yet failing to betray much about how or when they'll intersect. Fortunately, star Timothy Olyphant by himself remains ample reason to tune in.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 16
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 16
  3. Negative: 3 out of 16
  1. Jan 9, 2013
    Great start to the fourth season. This will probably be another criminally overlooked show by pathetic award shows. F/X seems to have found a niche for brilliant shows that don't get any credit. Expand
  2. Mar 10, 2013
    Another great year with Raylan. "Justified" just keeps delivering dialogue that is unmatched by most shows. Here we have baddies that we hate to love and baddies that we love to hate. Boyd and Raylan are two beautifully drawn characters that each year become more interesting. We have prostitutes who have hit rock bottom, cops who find it hard to do the right thing and cops who are conflicted, war vets who have totally lost their way and other well defined characters. From the opening song to the end credits "Justified" delivers week after week. Expand
  3. Jan 26, 2013
    I love this show. Everyone is right--it just keeps getting better. I'm so intrigued by many things this season--the young preacher, the cold case, and especially: the seeming possibility that we'll actually get to spend more time with Tim and Rachel, who are and always have been the most criminally underused elements of the show. I'm crossing my fingers that this is their year. I'm also waiting for a seasonal character to stun me the way Margo Martindale did in Season 2. Mykelti Williamson came close last season with Limehouse, but no supporting character has thrilled me more than Mags Bennett, so I'm curious to see who the top seasonal character will be this year. Expand
  4. Jan 26, 2013
    The new "cold case" format departs from the classic "Big Bad" from seasons 1-3, and it works incredibly well. Season 4 brings another great year of drama. Expand
  5. Oct 30, 2014
    It isn't so much the story that's engaging about Justified but the characters. Amazing performances especially by Walton Googins playing Boyd Crowder. He's helped by the writers of course but his delivery is what stands out..He could make ordering a burger sound like a Dixie Shakespearean play. Expand
  6. May 30, 2013
    Season 4 has a great start, after third episode I thought that it's gonna be the best of all "Justified" seasons, alas I was wrong! My biggest problem with it hot it resolved it's plots, and the ending is just not that intense as of some previous seasons. Overall it's still a great show, but I expected more! Expand
  7. Apr 24, 2014
    This season has just been god awful. The entire plot revolving around this dead man who is really alive. It was such a painfully boring mystery that felt like a slap in the face once you figured it all out and not in a good way. Easily the worst season of the show. Expand

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