• Network: NBC
  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 24, 2008
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4
Metascore
21

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 20
  2. Negative: 18 out of 20
  1. Reviewed by: Troy Patterson
    30
    Knight Rider arrives tricked out with just enough eccentricity to avoid utterly craven stupidity.
  2. Reviewed by: Misha Davenport
    25
    I'd be inclined to dismiss this as lighthearted children's fare, like David Hasselhoff's original "Knight Rider" from the '80s, but the violence, dialogue and skin shown on this version aren't exactly kid-friendly. Not even kids should have to suffer through this, though. Here's hoping KITT and crew get booted.
  3. 25
    You've heard of artificial intelligence? How about no intelligence, which is the sum total of what went into transforming a 1980s TV show nobody cares about into a new, updated version nobody will watch.
  4. It's the kind of bad that sells cheese or gets entertainment presidents fired--one or the other, or both.
  5. You've got to figure that it doesn't bode well for Knight Rider given the fact its human stars--which also include Sydney Tamilia Poitier, Paul Campbell, Bruce Davison and Yancy Arias--are eclipsed by computerized graphics and an emotionless hunk of sleek metal.
  6. ["Gary Unmarried"] has lots of laughs. But not as many as tonight’s episode of the new Knight Rider.
  7. A show that delivers every ounce of cheese its package promises, if not the recommended daily allowance of calcium.
  8. [An] almost hilariously cheesy remake of the David Hasselhoff original.
  9. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    20
    The "Knight Rider" revival movie set the bar low in terms of expectations, and damned if the series premiere still doesn't go skidding under it. Frankly, this convoluted hour sent me scurrying to NBC's website looking for clarification about the plot, but--whew, what a relief--there really isn't much of one.
  10. 20
    Russo tries to pick up the gaping chasm of slack and get a little energy going, but she just looks embarrassed to be yelling at a car, arguing with a car, flirting with a car, whatever.
  11. 20
    Everything--the characters, the action--seems stubbornly flat.
  12. Knight Rider, a remake that stays true to the awfulness of the original. It's so bad it's good, in a bad way.
  13. The real problem with the new Knight Rider, though, isn't that it's stupid (again, it's a show about a guy and his talking car) or that Bruening's terrible (the Hoff would be the first to say he's no master thespian). It's that it's a show whose time has long passed.
  14. 0
    I'm paying a bounty of $5 per vicious blow administered to the heads of any NBC executive involved in any way with Knight Rider, which cost me an hour of my life and 50 IQ points that I'll never get back.
  15. Knight Rider is nothing more than car porn.
  16. 25
    Seldom has a major network launched a show boasting as many terrible performances or jaw-dropper moments as this premiere.
  17. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    25
    Knight Rider is a disaster, a remake so deliriously and delectably bad that you have to watch just to tell your grandchildren that you were there.
  18. Reviewed by: James Poniewozik
    10
    They truly do not make them like this anymore. And thank God for that.
User Score
5.9

Mixed or average reviews- based on 44 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 25
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 25
  3. Negative: 12 out of 25
  1. May 21, 2014
    10
    According to the critics, this sucks.. According to me this rocks... We are in 2014 guys, just watch it with ur popcorn.. Ull tell me.. It'sAccording to the critics, this sucks.. According to me this rocks... We are in 2014 guys, just watch it with ur popcorn.. Ull tell me.. It's worth our time,,, Full Review »
  2. May 21, 2014
    10
    Who do not want kitt as his car... Those critics actually sucks.. Everyone wants to revive their childhood, so this one is actually betterWho do not want kitt as his car... Those critics actually sucks.. Everyone wants to revive their childhood, so this one is actually better than the old one... Old one contained a fake voice, a stupid acting.. New one is cool... :) technology rules... Full Review »
  3. May 20, 2014
    10
    I like this show.. Y cancel it? I & frnds were watching today.. N guess what, we watched all in just one day guys.. We beg for more... ThoseI like this show.. Y cancel it? I & frnds were watching today.. N guess what, we watched all in just one day guys.. We beg for more... Those who haven't watched try only 1 episode by random, I assure you that you will love it, and want to watch it all Full Review »