• Network: ABC , CTV
  • Series Premiere Date: Feb 3, 2013
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6
Metascore
51

Mixed or average reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 14
  2. Negative: 2 out of 14

There are no positive critic reviews yet.

User Score
6.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 16 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. May 22, 2013
    8
    The series is entertaining. That is what it should be. If your are looking for art, change the channel, if you are looking for yet anotherThe series is entertaining. That is what it should be. If your are looking for art, change the channel, if you are looking for yet another entertaining, scripted crime drama you will like it. The victim and the killer are identfied at the start and the series is called "Motive", i.e. the "why" is the center of the plot. A little surprise, a little humor, a little "homicide cops & killer". Not boring, not "end guessable" and a must for hard-core Stargate- /SGU-fans. Full Review »
  2. May 21, 2013
    4
    Boring. The only other cops-and-robbers series that I can recall as having used this device of identifying the culprit from the git go wasBoring. The only other cops-and-robbers series that I can recall as having used this device of identifying the culprit from the git go was Columbo, and Motive is no Columbo. Once the audience knows who done it, the writers must come up with a lot more reasons to keep watching such a show than the trite banter that characterized the opening episode. Full Review »
  3. Jul 29, 2014
    8
    Set in and around Vancouver, this police crime show is fun to watch. I like the single story plots (no long-term subplots to struggle withSet in and around Vancouver, this police crime show is fun to watch. I like the single story plots (no long-term subplots to struggle with interminably through. Nice plot twists. Good chemistry between all the lead characters. A pleasant change from today's heavy cop shows. Full Review »