• Network: TNT
  • Series Premiere Date: Jun 24, 2012
  • Season #: 1
Metascore
52

Mixed or average reviews - based on 5 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Reviewed by: Clark Collis
    Jun 19, 2012
    67
    I'm not going to be the only viewer who thinks that the teams' trials could feel a bit more like prison and a bit less like a hipster treasure hunt.
  2. Reviewed by: Mary McNamara
    Jun 22, 2012
    70
    The show's episodic nature, however, limits the attachment viewers can form for the teams (and also, mercifully, the level of celebrity these folks can later attain). But there is something to be said for brevity.
  3. Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    Jun 22, 2012
    40
    Unfortunately, The Great Escape comes off more like an elaborately silly game of hide and seek.
  4. Reviewed by: Ed Bark
    Jun 25, 2012
    42
    Nothing really jells here.
  5. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    Jun 22, 2012
    40
    The challenges prove as murky as the cinematography.
User Score
5.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. DME
    Jul 1, 2012
    8
    I found The Great Escape to be clever and entertaining.
  2. Jun 27, 2012
    2
    Gawd, what a crashing bore! Not an ounce of charisma or personality in the teams, a dreary game of hide and seek and not even Alcatraz could lift the ennui. I turned it off after 20 minutes. Come back quick, Amazing Race. Full Review »