• Network: TNT
  • Series Premiere Date: Aug 5, 2007

Generally favorable reviews - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23

Critic Reviews

  1. With strong performances by a cast that includes Alfred Molina, Michael Keaton, Rory Cochrane and Chris O'Donnell, this adaptation of a Robert Ludlum novel reels you right in.
  2. 88
    Watch for the smart dialogue and the sweep of historical events. But mostly watch for Keaton in a career-best performance. You won't forget it.
  3. It evokes an era worth revisiting, reconsiders a time that was an important chapter in our history and gives us a monumental performance by Keaton.
  4. Entertainment Weekly
    Reviewed by: Gillian Flynn
    Meaty, gorgeous and sometimes soapy. [10 Aug 2007, p.58]
  5. LeCarré-like in its disillusionment with power, this is good historical fiction for warm August nights.
  6. Bleak but intriguing, Company is a brilliant reflection of the mind-set that dominated world politics for a half century. Solid performances are the rule, with special applause for Molina and Keaton. Director Mikael Salomon effectively uses darkness and shadows to illustrate the clandestine environment as well as metaphors for this grim historical era.
  7. 80
    This darkly engrossing and quietly suspenseful six-hour miniseries packages its chilly, cynical overview of international Cold War espionage in a brisk parade of sumptuously produced historical set pieces.
  8. This spy drama is not as dense and psychologically intricate, but it has compensations, most notably the placement of fictional characters like McAuliffe and Torriti alongside real-life figures like Angleton and Philby, and inside real-life crises like the 1956 Hungarian uprising.
  9. 80
    Here and there, The Company is so evocatively dark and creepy it approaches the artistry of a John le Carré thriller, at least as adapted for TV back in the '80s and '90s.
  10. 80
    The Company is a gripping requiem for the Cold War and the men who fought it.
  11. 75
    Thanks to sleek production values, a generally top-notch cast and an absorbing overall story that smartly mixes explosive action with quieter moments of sinister intrigue, The Company delivers a refreshingly solid jolt of summertime Big Event drama.
  12. 70
    It’s at its best when it sweats the small stuff of things like "barium meals" (purposefully fake directives designed to smoke out double agents) and the moves and countermoves of smart men trying to outwit each other.
  13. So much of it is striking, particularly the work of two of the leads, Alfred Molina (The Da Vinci Code, Frida) and Michael Keaton (Batman, Live From Baghdad), who play CIA men with antithetical spy styles.
  14. The Company starts slowly and somewhat confused, but eventually it chugs its way to coherence as it becomes a decent little drama.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 17 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 17
  2. Negative: 3 out of 17
  1. Nancy
    Aug 20, 2007
    love this show
  2. PamP.
    Aug 19, 2007
    Interesting dramatic depiction of what happened in the old days, but could hardly hear the dialogue because of the overly loud music!
  3. NolB.
    Aug 15, 2007
    slow beginning, but second episode draws the viewer into the cold war