• Network: FX
  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 3, 2008
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6 , 7
Metascore
72

Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. Reviewed by: Melissa Maerz
    Sep 4, 2013
    75
    At this point, Jax is so wishy-washy, it's hard not to root for the bad guys, especially since Lee has become the show's most entertaining villain. SOA always wrenches great comedy from gross-out violence, and Logue masters that art.
  2. Reviewed by: David Hinckley
    Sep 10, 2013
    100
    Sons is on track to stand among the best TV shows of our current golden age, and we have two more seasons to watch it get there.
  3. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    Sep 9, 2013
    83
    The acting is first-rate, and so is the writing, but the violence is appalling, and not just appalling, but creatively appalling.
  4. Reviewed by: Ellen Gray
    Sep 10, 2013
    50
    As intrigued as I am by Sutter's willingness to bite off something bigger than his character's tongue to tell a story about the true costs of SAMCRO's business dealings, I'm not sure this is the time, or the place.
  5. Reviewed by: Dorothy Burk Vasquez
    Sep 10, 2013
    90
    The show doesn’t only deliver fast-paced action and fine performances, but also, increasingly, poses questions concerning responsibility.
  6. Reviewed by: Bruce Miller
    Sep 4, 2013
    80
    When it achieves its loftier goals, it’s usually quiet. Hunnam, in fact, is best when he doesn’t speak. He can convey plenty with looks, simple gestures. Katey Sagal is potent, too, as Jax’s mom and the queen of the SOA.
  7. Reviewed by: Aaron Riccio
    Sep 3, 2013
    38
    There's too much meandering without meaningful payoffs.
  8. Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    Sep 10, 2013
    60
    What feels so tightly focused and earned in Breaking Bad too often comes off as forced and unconvincing in the land of the soulful bikers.... Still, Sons has a propulsive allure as it dramatizes Jax's attempts to take the gang legit (though he still condones murder when it's convenient) while battle lines continue to be drawn between the show's ferociously impressive leading ladies.
  9. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    Sep 4, 2013
    70
    The series remains an immersive experience, and the cast has been gradually upgraded with the addition of players like Jimmy Smits.
User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 99 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 8
  2. Negative: 2 out of 8
  1. Dec 31, 2013
    0
    This show has turned from gold to garbage a steaming pile of hollywood dog crap with no understanding of bike club values and loyalty. So disappointing from such a great start. Full Review »
  2. Sep 11, 2013
    10
    the best tv show since the Sopranos fantastic drama fantastic story........................................................................................!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Full Review »
  3. Dec 12, 2013
    5
    The first few series were OKAY, it relieved boredom from time to time but the 6th series is the worst yet. I'll watch the last episode because you sort of have to, but it's not a series I would ever watch a second time. Full Review »