• Network: FX
  • Series Premiere Date: Jul 22, 2003
Season #: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Metascore
74

Generally favorable reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 21
  2. Negative: 1 out of 21

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Critic Reviews

  1. San Diego Union-Tribune
    Reviewed by: Robert P. Laurence
    Jan 21, 2014
    100
    One of TV's most adult, provocative, outrageous and thought-provoking dramas -- and the bloodiest and most sex-drenched -- Nip/Tuck doesn't just push the envelope, it heaves it clear over the cliff. In an age when the FCC's rabbit-ears are more attuned than ever to what it considers issues of "decency," creator-producer Ryan Murphy and the FX channel are either incredibly brave or impossibly foolhardy. [22 June 2004, p.E-1]
  2. Reviewed by: Hal Boedeker
    Jan 21, 2014
    100
    This extreme drama often astonishes with its scathing take on American vanity...Nip/Tuck is an intense, adult show with complex characters and jaw-dropping twists.
  3. Cleveland Plain Dealer
    Reviewed by: Mark Dawidziak
    Jan 21, 2014
    90
    If you have a strong enough stomach to get through the yuck-and-yikes surgical procedures, the dramatic rewards are great. If you prefer shows with an edge and an attitude, make your appointment with Miami partners Sean McNamara (Dylan Walsh) and Christian Troy (Julian McMahon)...And if you like your television served up with wit, intelligence and a bit of daring, you won't have much to say if someone asks, "Tell me what you don't like about Nip/Tuck. "[22 June 2004, p.E1]
  4. Variety
    Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    Jan 21, 2014
    90
    One of TV's premiere dramas --- a rarity whose darkest moments have a way of lingering in the mind. Such depth and humanity might be unexpected from a show that clearly revels in every four-letter word and exposed cheek, yet as the series so often demonstrates, appearances can be deceiving. [22 June 2004, p.10]
  5. Boston Herald
    Reviewed by: Sarah Rodman
    Jan 21, 2014
    88
    Nip/Tuck is unabashed in its portrayal of the flawed ways people conduct the private sides of their lives and how the professional bleeds over in unexpected ways. [21 June 2004, p.43]
  6. Reviewed by: David Bianculli
    Jan 21, 2014
    88
    The FX series begins its second year with assurance, inventiveness and more than a little boldness.
  7. Houston Chronicle
    Reviewed by: Mike McDaniel
    Jan 21, 2014
    83
    This year, the ethical standards remain low and the ick factor high. [20 June 2004, p.8]
  8. Newsday
    Reviewed by: Noel Holston
    Jan 21, 2014
    80
    Nip/Tuck is all about appearances, but it also has something to say. [21 June 2004, p.C01]
  9. San Jose Mercury News/Contra Costa Times
    Reviewed by: Chuck Barney
    Jan 21, 2014
    80
    Yes, this highly addictive -- and often painfully funny -- soap can trample all over your comfort zone, but that can be a good thing if you give it some slack. It is rough and visceral and intense and defiantly alive -- commendable qualities, considering how so many banal (and derivative) TV dramas these days carry the mind-numbing effect of pre-op anesthesia. [22 June 2004, p.D01]
  10. Reviewed by: Linda Stasi
    Jan 21, 2014
    75
    The show is a hoot-and-a-half...I just thought Nip/Tuck was so over-the-top that it was crazy. It is crazy, but it's also funny and can even be deep about the shallow world of cosmetic surgery.
  11. Reviewed by: Tim Goodman
    Jul 25, 2013
    75
    It’s clear, then, that the allure and the annoyance of the series rest in the same area. FX gets “Nip/Tuck” to stand out in a crowded field by being provocative both under the knife and under the sheets. Sex and surgery are the draw, but the acting, the emotional battlegrounds and even the issues raised are ultimately the reasons the series excels.
  12. Reviewed by: Mike Lipton
    Jun 28, 2013
    75
    For all its "look what we can get away with" grandstanding and scalpel-sharp wit, Nip/Tuck succeeds best when it deftly pierces the heart.
  13. Reviewed by: Ken Tucker
    Jun 17, 2013
    75
    'Nip/Tuck' is, in short, a great soap opera disguised as very good prime-time trash.
  14. Dallas Morning News
    Reviewed by: Ed Bark
    Jan 21, 2014
    70
    Had enough? Or want more? Nip/Tuck still can be gripping, gratifying drama when it's not trying so hard to be either salacious or capital Q quirky. But it's not off to the great start of last summer despite the presence of esteemed thespian Vanessa Redgrave in the second season's initial three episodes. [20 June 2004, p.3]
  15. Deseret News
    Reviewed by: Scott D. Pierce
    Jan 21, 2014
    70
    Nip/Tuck could be equally effective as a drama without being anywhere near as graphic as it is. [22 June 2004]
  16. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
    Reviewed by: Rob Owen
    Jan 21, 2014
    70
    Still a claustrophobic show, and some of the uncomfortable stories from last year -- especially teenager Matt (John Hensley) and his involvement in a hit and run -- return, but a lot of the themes are at least a little more palatable and thought-provoking. [22 June 2004, p.B-1]
User Score
8.1

Universal acclaim- based on 14 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Jul 16, 2012
    10
    this is the only truly great season this show had during its run aside from the first...after this the quality of the show declined...dont getthis is the only truly great season this show had during its run aside from the first...after this the quality of the show declined...dont get me wrong, the future season dont SUCK, but theyre not as good as this season. Full Review »