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  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 19, 2006
  • Season #: 1
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  • Starring: Chris Bauer, Amy Smart, Ray Liotta
  • Summary: Yes, there have been multiple series over the past year about the "work" and private lives of professional thieves, but this new entry has a better cast than most, including Ray Liotta and Virginia Madsen.
  • Genre(s): Drama
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 29
  2. Negative: 5 out of 29
  1. 100
    There is a challenge to "Smith." It may be wonderfully shot so far. It may be blissfully quiet. And it may be supremely acted. But how much can a viewer care about the bad boys and girls over the course of many episodes?
  2. 75
    The pyrotechnics involved in the opening heist are good, and the cast is a dream. [25 Sep 2006, p.43]
  3. If anything is liable to make "Smith" above the well-made caper show it already is, it's what might be done with the relationship between Liotta and Madsen.
  4. A schizophrenic pilot that's more interesting in parts than as a whole.
  5. 60
    Smith takes many risks for broadcast television -- and reflects fascinating tensions in the medium.... But an old-fashioned concept trips up Smith.
  6. Reviewed by: Len Sousa
    If the producers of Smith could have chosen to focus on character development instead of a revolving door of action scenes, they might have had a top-notch show on their hands. As it stands, however, it looks as though Smith will be another victim of a good idea given a poor execution.
  7. It's not entirely Liotta's fault, though, that there's so little passion in "Smith," that the Everyman situations that serve "The Sopranos" so well seem so, well, generic, here and that the intricacies of the gang's capers fail to fascinate.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 51 out of 57
  2. Negative: 4 out of 57