Metascore
62

Generally favorable reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Reviewed by: Tanner Stransky
    83
    The winning Samurai has lots of action, and is generously peppered with comedic asides. [5 Sep 2008, p.70]
  2. 75
    Its newest show, Samurai Girl, is an action-packed, three-night martial arts miniseries that introduces girls to the world of Asian action flicks.
  3. Reviewed by: Marilyn Moss
    70
    Although the drama is sometimes over the top and not always palpable, the action is nonstop. For that, "Samurai" will more than please action-adventure fans.
  4. It's not perfect, but it certainly is different, so why not just enjoy the ride?
  5. Reviewed by: David Wiegand
    63
    The first two hours are decent.
  6. 50
    Samurai Girl takes up a lot of time and space, but manages to do only one surprising thing: prove that it's possible to be action-packed and dull at the same time.
  7. Reviewed by: Mike Hale
    50
    It needs a lot more moments like the one when the samurai girl bursts through a door to find her chauffeur on the verge of disemboweling himself. “Seriously?” she asks, eyeing the knife in his hands. “Seppuku?”
  8. Reviewed by: Staff (Not Credited)
    40
    Samurai Girl tries to spice things up visually with comicbook-style act breaks, but the fighting sequences would need to be staged more imaginatively to compensate for the various deficiencies, and frankly -- even with a few skewerings and a torture scene -- those shiny swords can do only so much damage on ABC Family
User Score
8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 19 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. ElaineS.
    Sep 21, 2008
    10
    I love this show!!! I hope there will be a season two so that I can find out what happens next. I am waiting for Heaven and Jake to meet I love this show!!! I hope there will be a season two so that I can find out what happens next. I am waiting for Heaven and Jake to meet again and to see what adventure they fall into next. Full Review »
  2. BarbD.
    Sep 13, 2008
    10
    I loved this show. i agree it may not be realistic but it's a great drama/romance/action mini-series. i hope they continue to make I loved this show. i agree it may not be realistic but it's a great drama/romance/action mini-series. i hope they continue to make episodes. the ending only kept me wanting more!! Full Review »
  3. MeaghanV.
    Sep 13, 2008
    10
    LOVE this show you should totally make it into a series! Can't get enough.