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  • Series Premiere Date: Dec 7, 2008
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5
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Universal acclaim- based on 88 Ratings

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  • Summary: Hutton is an ex-insurance investigator leading a group of specialists to right wrongs caused by a variety of corrupt people and companies.
  • Genre(s): Drama, Suspense
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. 100
    John Rogers and Chris Downey have created a show that's equally smart and diverting.
  2. Reviewed by: Ken Tucker
    Don't think Leverage is preachy--it's shrewdly conceived, and it moves along like a son of a gun.
  3. 80
    Even when Leverage flirts with serious issues, including the mistreatment of an Army reservist who is shot in Iraq by a private contractor, the dramatic tone is whimsical and tongue in cheek. This motley crew is a kind of guerilla comedy troupe that can pick pockets and empty bank accounts, too.
  4. The show fails only when it wants to make you feel something warm about their mission, rather than just letting you enjoy the icy suspense and snappy dialogue.
  5. Once TNT's new Leverage scrambles to its feet, it becomes an adept, fast-moving adventure yarn built on the familiar but serviceable premise that justice sometimes isn't best served through legitimate channels.
  6. Reviewed by: Staff (Not Credited)
    The choice of villains is unoriginal, if predictably lazy: Think greedy corporations. That tedium aside, there's a cast both likeable and great to look at.
  7. Viewers who value character development, logic and plot consistency will be disappointed by this series that's sloppy when it comes to all three. It's often more concerned with looking cool and fun than making sense.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 33 out of 34
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 34
  3. Negative: 1 out of 34
  1. Jul 1, 2012
    this tv show is a sensation of sorts it sucks you in to the plot right from the start and is a show worth following and after watching an episode you don't feel like you were wasting time Expand
  2. Aug 18, 2011
    This is a very smart show. Some episodes have been weak but they seem to have pulled it out of weak and into interesting amusing and over all fun to watch. When most shows and networks have gone to crap (SyFy) this is definitely a show worth watching. Expand
  3. Jan 22, 2012
    One of the best shows on TV lately. A masterly-created plot, suspense through the whole episode, perfect acting and many more add to the overall likeness of the show. Expand
  4. Aug 27, 2010
    A good series with one of the best pilot episodes I have ever seen. The pilot itself could have made for a stand alone special as is, and I would have loved it. The rest of the series was creative and could keep my attention, but was not as good as say, Burn Notice. Expand
  5. Jun 16, 2012
    If you want to be entertained by this show, realize up front what you are getting. It lacks realism on all levels, but if you can get past that, it is enjoyable and watchable. The characters are well done and the sort of Ocean's Eleven (the new ones) endings are memorable. Expand

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