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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
  1. jjweeks
    Jul 26, 2007
    Loved the show what happened?
  2. kmeeks
    Oct 10, 2006
    love it
  3. GeorgeM
    Sep 21, 2006
    Outstanding opening episode. I doubt it will be able to keep up the intensity . . but I didn't think "Lost" would be able to keep me interested either. Reminded me of "The Sopranos" without the family humor. Expand
  4. ChristyM
    Oct 19, 2006
    I've been waiting for this show on Tues nights and couldn't figure out why it was not airing. I can't believe they cancelled the show!!! I love Simon Baker!!! Please put this show back on CBS!!!!! Expand
  5. EF
    Oct 17, 2006
    I really like this show. Wish they'd leave it on the air!
  6. VW
    Oct 3, 2006
    The show is good. But too many similarities in dialogue to the movie Heat! Note to the writers," think up your own dialogue!" Other than copying Heat the show is great. In my opinion it does not glorify crime or murder b/c the consequences of choosing that lifestyle are graphically displayed. And the consequences are death/prison/ pain/guilt/suffering etc.. Expand
  7. [Anonymous]
    Sep 23, 2006
    glorifies the killing of people for money. CBS could go lower, but it would be hard

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