• Network: NBC
  • Series Premiere Date: Mar 15, 2007
Metascore
57

Mixed or average reviews - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 26
  2. Negative: 4 out of 26
  1. "Raines" not only deserves an audience - with any luck at all, it deserves a renewal, and a firm spot on NBC's fall schedule.
  2. 75
    Yes, the premise may be decidedly derivative, but it's all in the witty execution.
  3. 75
    While this all sounds fresh, don't think for a minute you're going to be seeing anything that hasn't been re-packaged before.
  4. 75
    Intriguing and involving, if sometimes odd for oddness' sake alone, Raines is a novel twist on one of TV's oldest formats: the single, super-intuitive detective.
  5. 70
    Goldblum’s thoughtful, enjoyable presence is — rather than the one saving grace of an otherwise tiresome procedural — the centerpiece of a generally well-crafted drama, one that’s sprinkled with loving nods to Raymond Chandler and “Double Indemnity.”
  6. Working together, Goldblum and Craven create some of the most honest scenes in the genre.
  7. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    70
    "Raines" is both thoroughly conventional and thoroughly unconventional; in fact, it often revels in its conventionality.
  8. 70
    Goldblum... gives the character of Raines a solid and gratifying humanity, enough to lift "just another" cop opera into a considerably more rarefied realm.
User Score
8.6

Universal acclaim- based on 65 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 50 out of 54
  2. Negative: 3 out of 54
  1. SusanL.
    Mar 1, 2008
    9
    "I see dead people." Crime victims, that is. Nobody does smart flakiness like Jeff Goldblum. I hope they bring it back.
  2. RoryO.
    Nov 27, 2007
    9
    Original. Believable. Easy to follow. Characters keep you very interested. Unable to guess the ending. WHERE DID IT GO? Bring it back or I Original. Believable. Easy to follow. Characters keep you very interested. Unable to guess the ending. WHERE DID IT GO? Bring it back or I could end up television set. Full Review »
  3. pamh.
    Aug 26, 2007
    10
    awesome show - intriguing - something unique! please please please renew it!