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  • Series Premiere Date: Dec 7, 2008
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5
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8.9

Universal acclaim- based on 90 Ratings

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  • Starring: , ,
  • 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
    83
    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. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    60
    Aside from an easygoing quality and mild comic flair, there's not much here to steal the hearts of viewers; instead, it's another modest, lightweight addition to TNT's diner-style menu of comfort food for a weary nation.
  6. The new TNT drama Leverage isn't a great show, but it may just be the exact right show at the exact right time.
  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: 34 out of 35
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 35
  3. Negative: 1 out of 35
  1. PeterD
    Sep 5, 2009
    10
    There's is nothing on television that is more fun to watch then "Leverage".
  2. JulieB
    Feb 25, 2009
    10
    Leverage is a show that is smart and funny. In a day and age where the reality show is King, it's nice to be offered dramas that have a Leverage is a show that is smart and funny. In a day and age where the reality show is King, it's nice to be offered dramas that have a bit of wit and class about them.. This one is a bit of Oceans 11 on a diet- and its a diet I can live with on a weekly basis. Expand
  3. KyleW.
    Dec 20, 2008
    10
    This show is awesome. A show about rich thieves that help people with less than legal, yet utterly hilarious and original ways is a winner on This show is awesome. A show about rich thieves that help people with less than legal, yet utterly hilarious and original ways is a winner on my list. Hopefully it won't be canceled like other original shows. Expand
  4. Jan 22, 2012
    10
    One of the best shows on TV lately. A masterly-created plot, suspense through the whole episode, perfect acting and many more add to theOne 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
  5. RobertB.
    Jul 8, 2009
    9
    Quirky, intelligent, twisted (a bit) leaves you guessing without too much strain. Fun show.
  6. Aug 27, 2010
    9
    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 IA 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
  7. OliviaN.B.
    Jul 4, 2009
    3
    I utterly loathe this show. Everything about it but mostly the writing and the atrocious acting attributed to the bad writing. It tries to be I utterly loathe this show. Everything about it but mostly the writing and the atrocious acting attributed to the bad writing. It tries to be funny, cute, and classically "cool" what with the needless explosions and with the 'little guy' prevailing it blatantly intended to give the audience a "Hell yeah!" kind of feeling. I find it wholly transparent and I won't be dragged into it's inspirational, 'Viva La Revolution' intention. Expand

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