• Network: BBC-1 , BBC
  • Series Premiere Date: May 18, 2003
  • Season #: 1
Metascore
84

Universal acclaim - based on 4 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Reviewed by: Tim Goodman
    Dec 7, 2011
    100
    State of Play is one of those series where a moment's brilliance is rivaled by the very next scene, a careening thriller that gives credence to the idea that there may not be any better format for telling an impact story than over the course of four or six hours. [16 Apr 2004, p.E1]
  2. Reviewed by: David Bianculli
    Dec 7, 2011
    80
    State of Play is one of the best dramas about a newspaper since "All the President's Men." [16 Apr 2004, p.131]
  3. Reviewed by: Alessandra Stanley
    Dec 7, 2011
    80
    On "State of Play" and Prime Suspect, ordinary men and women take center stage and hold it beautifully. [16 Apr 2004, p.E1]
  4. Reviewed by: Robert Lloyd
    Dec 7, 2011
    80
    A continually surprising thriller that maintains an air of imminent danger through its five or so hours (in six episodes), State of Play is a grander, more romantic creation [than Prime Suspect 6].
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  1. Aug 17, 2012
    8
    I am surprised no one has reviewed this yet. If you are into smartly written British crime/conspiracy thrillers then this is highly recommended. It was written by the writer of "Hit and Miss". Watch this show!! Full Review »