• Network: CBS
  • Series Premiere Date: Jan 23, 2005
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6
User Score
7.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 10 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10

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  1. Mar 20, 2013
    3
    Another crime drama, but this one has a gimmick. Its relationship with and use of mathematics is merely superficial jargon. Meh. Don't watch this, there must be something better for you to do.
  2. May 15, 2012
    7
    The acting seems alittle off a first but youl get used to it. Some eposides have action and some don't. Over-all its worth watching if you have nothing better to do.
Metascore
53

Mixed or average reviews - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 24
  2. Negative: 2 out of 24
  1. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    Jul 8, 2013
    70
    The major stumbling block remains that it's odd to contemplate seeking algorithmic solutions to crimes or having a guy who got beat up a lot in high school answering 911 calls. So even with Charlie functioning as a kind of adjunct to the bureau, it's muddled how they'll consistently capitalize on his abilities. [17 Jan 2005]
  2. Reviewed by: Tom Shales
    Jul 8, 2013
    30
    No matter how often we're told how unbearably fascinating it all is, it isn't. It's more likely to trigger horrifying flashbacks to algebra class. [22 Jan 2005]
  3. Reviewed by: Matthew Gilbert
    Jul 8, 2013
    40
    'Numb3rs' is strained... You can practically hear them groaning with effort as they milk the action potential out of a brainstorming nerd banging his chalk against a blackboard la 'A Beautiful Mind.'