• Network: TNT
  • Series Premiere Date: Dec 7, 2009
Season #: 1, 2
Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. Reviewed by: Paige Wiser
    100
    Men of a Certain Age is strung together by small moments of triumph that make life worth living--and this show worth watching.
  2. 100
    I just finished watching screener episodes of Romano's new show, Men Of A Certain Age, which he created with "Everybody Loves Raymond" writer Mike Royce, and I'm blown away.
  3. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    100
    At turns it's sad, poignant, bitter and funny (yes, more than enough turns in that direction).
  4. Reviewed by: Ken Tucker
    91
    It's a midlife triumph, a series that takes a well-worn theme and makes it unpredictable, freshly funny, and sometimes moving.
  5. Reviewed by: Lesley Smith
    90
    A fast moving mix of physical comedy and wry dialogue articulate this friendship, revealing its complexity and its depth.
  6. 88
    There are big moments, but much of the joy comes from small exchanges and throwaway jokes.
User Score
8.6

Universal acclaim- based on 128 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 46 out of 54
  2. Negative: 6 out of 54
  1. Apr 12, 2014
    8
    As a man in my late 20s I can still relate to a show about men in their late 40s. This is a quality dramedy that feels very sincere everyAs a man in my late 20s I can still relate to a show about men in their late 40s. This is a quality dramedy that feels very sincere every episode. The characters are very well acted and I enjoyed it until the end. Full Review »
  2. May 19, 2011
    9
    Have just watched most of the 2nd season episodes. I liked the first season and the 2nd season is better. They've improved the dramaticHave just watched most of the 2nd season episodes. I liked the first season and the 2nd season is better. They've improved the dramatic pacing. But it's Ray Romano's acting which makes this show a must see. I can't think of another actor who realizes their role in such a natural, "non-actor-ly" way. I suspect that Romano never thought of himself as an actor until his sitcom, and in the best of ways, this is the result. I'm familiar with the world of recovering gambling addicts, and Romano's Joe feels as real to me as anyone I've met. He is just terrific and deserving of the highest accolades (which I'm sure he'll never get.) Full Review »
  3. Feb 21, 2011
    0
    Ray Romano is a ****