• Network: FX
  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 3, 2008
Season #: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
User Score
8.2

Universal acclaim- based on 128 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 10 out of 128

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  1. Sep 27, 2012
    7
    I had to give this a few episodes to give my opinion on it. So far, as of the premiere it wasnt as good as previous seasons, but then it got progressively better, and the 3rd episodes was excellent, sad and shocking, but excellent. Kurt Sutter never ceases to amaze me with SOA. This show is so great, it does what most other shows dont have the guts to do, kill fan favorite charactersI had to give this a few episodes to give my opinion on it. So far, as of the premiere it wasnt as good as previous seasons, but then it got progressively better, and the 3rd episodes was excellent, sad and shocking, but excellent. Kurt Sutter never ceases to amaze me with SOA. This show is so great, it does what most other shows dont have the guts to do, kill fan favorite characters continously and it still shocks you when it happens again! SOA is just pure genius, maybe not the whole time but overally the show is genius and great entertainment, cheers to a great season! 7.5/10 Expand
  2. Oct 27, 2013
    10
    Continues to be a fantastic show. The plot is just so absorbing it's insane, the acting is really good, and the direction is always top-notch. It is hard to find any faults in the show at all.
  3. Sep 12, 2012
    9
    The season five premiere of SOA was, to say the least, AMAZING. The tension was so thick you could cut it with a knife. This promises to be the best season to date.
  4. Sep 12, 2012
    9
    An absolutely shocking season premiere. Kurt Sutter does a great job of setting up a villain for each season with a whopper of a first episode. It's going to be great to see Tag on a rampage. That guy's potential for fury seems limitless.
  5. Sep 18, 2012
    8
    Definitely a good watch. Definitely a good watch. Definitely a good watch. Definitely a good watch. Definitely a good watch. Definitely a good watch.
  6. Sep 12, 2012
    9
    Very strong premiere episode. Very absorbing. Looks like this season could go into some interesting directions. Hopefully not to end in a cheap and tidy way like last season though. Some very cool new characters introduced too. One of them seemingly a little too much like Gus Fring from Breaking Bad though. Not that that's a bad thing exactly.
  7. Jul 4, 2015
    8
    Sons of Anarchy remains a tough watch with misery continually piled upon misery for the members of SAMCRO and their families throughout the thirteen episodes on offer here. A number of the characters, many of whom weren’t particularly likable in the first place, have also become increasingly unlikable and difficult to care about as the show has progressed.

    For those that can stomach it
    Sons of Anarchy remains a tough watch with misery continually piled upon misery for the members of SAMCRO and their families throughout the thirteen episodes on offer here. A number of the characters, many of whom weren’t particularly likable in the first place, have also become increasingly unlikable and difficult to care about as the show has progressed.

    For those that can stomach it however season five offers plenty of well written, high quality drama that all builds to a much more satisfying conclusion that season four managed.
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  8. Dec 12, 2014
    10
    Love this show! You will too, don't listen to the haters that get "offended" by every curse word... it's a TV show about a 1% motorcycle club people, they are outlaws and criminals! what did you expect!!?!?!
  9. Feb 20, 2015
    9
    Kicking off with one of TV's most emotional and brutal main character deaths, SOA's Season five continues the rich depiction of the club's darkest times, even though it may feel overshadowed by ultra violence, irritating character conflicts (Jax, Gemma, Tara,and..Juice), and melodramatic romance.
Metascore
72

Generally favorable reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    Sep 11, 2012
    70
    Sons may be as busy as it is brutal, but at least its heartlessness is in the right place.
  2. Reviewed by: David Hinckley
    Sep 11, 2012
    80
    Kurt Sutter's epic tale of an outlaw California motorcycle club launches its fifth season Tuesday with the same visceral intensity that stamped season four.
  3. Reviewed by: Abhimanyu Das
    Sep 11, 2012
    63
    The second season revealed artistic ambition, reaching for a certain amount of depth in characterization and storytelling. Assessed on that level, the last two seasons have fallen far short of the mark and it seems season five will only repeat the pattern.