Metascore
59

Mixed or average reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Reviewed by: Mike Hale
    Mar 29, 2012
    40
    Punk'd accomplishes something you might not have thought possible: It makes you miss Ashton Kutcher.
  2. Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    Mar 29, 2012
    40
    The voyeuristic thrill of watching the unguarded reactions of people--in this case, famous people--to outrageous situations has worked ever since Candid Camera, but I'll admit the only moment that brought me joy in the first episode is when one of Bieber's marks refuses to fall for the set-up, insisting, "Are we on Punk'd?"
  3. Reviewed by: David Hiltbrand
    Mar 29, 2012
    80
    It's still as irresistible as a bowl of pistachios.
  4. Reviewed by: Lori Rackl
    Mar 29, 2012
    50
    It sure felt a lot like the same old show to me, just with different faces.
  5. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    Mar 29, 2012
    75
    You may hate yourself for laughing--just don't be too surprised if and when you do.
  6. Reviewed by: Mark A. Perigard
    Mar 29, 2012
    67
    Punk'd seems to have a budget to rival a commercial network show, and the twist of rotating hosts--upcoming stars include "Twilight" actor Kellan Lutz and "Glee's" Heather Morris--whips up a new level of paranoia.
User Score
3.4

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 1
  2. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Mar 29, 2012
    5
    i didnt watch the premier but i kno is going to be decent. the old punkd with ashton kutcher was classic and season 9 and beyond it will not beat it. This season might be decent but not better than 1-8 Full Review »