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6.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 2 out of 8

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  1. Dec 11, 2012
    10
    Okay so the plot and the acting are a little corny but honestly anything from the 1920s gets me riled up. Everything about the timescale of this show is just great. If you're only into sci fi and fantasy and crap like that (the good stuff) this is pretty much the opposite of what you want.
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75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Reviewed by: Mark A. Perigard
    Dec 7, 2012
    50
    The background music works muscularly to pump up interest, but the story's pacing is ponderous.
  2. Reviewed by: Mary McNamara
    Dec 7, 2012
    80
    In both time frames, the period is richly evoked, and the performances are universally fine.
  3. Reviewed by: David Hinckley
    Dec 7, 2012
    80
    As the plot simmers and thickens, Restless keeps its focus on the core story, avoiding the temptation to become a war epic. This serves viewers well. Call it December's best-bet sleeper.