• Network: Cinemax
  • Series Premiere Date: Aug 12, 2011
Season #: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 5 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5

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Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Curt Wagner
    Aug 9, 2013
    88
    The show is way more than a thriller--although it could stand tall if it were just that. It continues to subtly examine the effects their high-risk and dangerous jobs have on the brave special ops soldiers fighting evil in the world.
  2. Reviewed by: Alan Sepinwall
    Aug 9, 2013
    83
    The chemistry between Winchester and Stapleton is a treat, the action scenes remain brutal and thrilling and fun, and the show transcends simple guilty pleasure status by paying enough attention to the emotional toll this kind of work takes on the people who do it.
  3. Reviewed by: Maureen Ryan
    Aug 9, 2013
    80
    [A] muscular yet surprisingly intelligent action drama.
  4. Entertainment Weekly
    Reviewed by: Lindsey Bahr
    Aug 9, 2013
    75
    With an elaborate action sequence nearly every 10 minutes, Strike Back is easy, Vacuous, fun. [16/23 Aug 2013, p.104]
  5. Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    Aug 9, 2013
    70
    Three seasons in, Cinemax's Strike Back is the ultimate shoot-first think-later exercise in outrageous mayhem and explosively over-the-top buddy heroics.
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 46 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 41 out of 46
  2. Negative: 4 out of 46
  1. Aug 10, 2013
    9
    Season 3 is off to a great start. I had a feeling adding Rhona Mitra to the cast last season was a mistake, but she's come a hell of a longSeason 3 is off to a great start. I had a feeling adding Rhona Mitra to the cast last season was a mistake, but she's come a hell of a long way. The show is maturing, and it's not just for the sex & violence anymore. But yeah, there's still plenty of both. Full Review »