• Network: ABC
  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 27, 2012
  • Season #: 1

Generally favorable reviews - based on 31 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 31
  2. Negative: 1 out of 31
  1. Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    Sep 27, 2012
    An electrifying military-gone-amok thriller that bridges the macho hardware of Tom Clancy with the suspense of paranoid Cold War classics from the '60s like Fail Safe and Seven Days in May.
  2. Reviewed by: Alan Sepinwall
    Sep 26, 2012
    The Last Resort pilot episode is far and away the best I watched for this fall season. There are some bumps in the next two episodes, but also some very promising signs that, coupled with the talent involved, has me wanting to believe there is a great series here.
  3. Reviewed by: Ed Bark
    Sep 25, 2012
    The first two hours of Last Resort are bracingly strong on pulling power.
  4. Reviewed by: Curt Wagner
    Sep 26, 2012
    It's the season's riskiest new series, but also one of the best.
  5. Last Resort [is] another epic, ambitious and distinctive new show that is cause for excitement.
  6. Reviewed by: Jeff Jensen
    Sep 21, 2012
    [Braugher and Speedman's] warm chemistry gives this crackling conspiracy thriller a much-needed emotional charge. [28 Sep 2012, p.64]
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 135 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 28
  2. Negative: 7 out of 28
  1. Nov 20, 2012
    From high hopes to up in flames. What a disjointed mess of a show. The writers seem torn betwee a show based on reality and a cheesy soap opera. Plots are complex and don't flow, the acting goes from average to bad. It had potential. underscore had.. Full Review »
  2. Oct 3, 2012
    Really disappointing. Previews were great, sucked me right in. Looked like a Tom Clancy thriller..... instead looks like we have a 90210 on a Sub. I'm going to give it a few more episodes to make my final judgement. Full Review »
  3. Sep 28, 2012
    By far this is one of the best shows to come out in years. An interesting plot, well written characters, and just enough action to keep people interested without being "overkill". My only real complaint about the show is that the premiere was only 1 hour, when it should have been a 2 or even 3 hour event. Hopefully we'll get a little more back story through flashbacks etc. in the coming episodes. 10/10! Full Review »