• Network: TNT
  • Series Premiere Date: Jun 13, 2005
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6 , 7
Metascore
74

Generally favorable reviews - 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: Verne Gay
    80
    You'll be happy to know that every second -- particularly every second with Sedgwick onscreen -- is pretty much a joy.
  2. Reviewed by: Aubry D'Arminio
    75
    Brenda and Bill have enough reluctant chemistry and icky tension to make Clarice Starling and Hannibal Lecter proud. [18 Jul 2008, p.56]
  3. 70
    It's good news that much of Season 4 will focus on Brenda's investigative team and on police department politics.
  4. Developments in Brenda's private life also lend the episode some comic relief, which makes "The Closer" a well-balanced prime-time drama that has improved markedly from its earliest episodes.
User Score
8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 25 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. R.M.P.e
    Jul 14, 2009
    10
    One of the best shows on television. The writing is great, the characters are wonderful and who doesn't love Brenda?
  2. Raprilc
    Sep 2, 2008
    10
    Man, I love this show! It's got one of the best supporting casts on television, the guest stars are almost always excellent, and Kyra of course keeps the whole shebang together. "The Closer" blends crime, humor, romance, and family, and I love love love the cultural diversity on display. Full Review »
  3. SuellenR.
    Jul 28, 2008
    10
    Writers, actors, cast selection, all involved with this remarkable show get a high ten, most especially Kyra Sedgwick. She deserves a standing ovation every Monday night. Drama, melodrama, humor, diverse characters, great actoring, story content, this show has everything going for it. Keep up the great work. You're getting better every year. Full Review »