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  • Series Premiere Date: Jan 25, 2009
  • Season #: 1
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Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 16 Ratings

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  • Summary: The theft of an artifact related to the Templars brings archaeologist Tess (Mira Sorvino) and FBI Agent Reilly (Scott Foley) together as they search for the item.
  • Genre(s): Drama, Action & Adventure, Fantasy
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 7
  2. Negative: 6 out of 7
  1. 50
    Templar is done in by being both too late and too long. At two hours it might have worked.
  2. After about an hour of jumbled storytelling and bizarre juxtapositions between the 13th century Latin Kingdom and 21st century New York, the prediction is you'll be less intrigued by the legend of the medieval Knights Templar than you will the prospect of catching up on your reading.
  3. 30
    At four hours, you are left with far too much time to ponder the feebleness of the endeavor. If you decide to get on this ride, prepare to be dazzled by little more than the glorious scenery.
  4. Reviewed by: Mike Hale
    Unfortunately, it also possesses the true Halmi signature: despite the fact that it’s packed like a sausage with banter and jokes both verbal and visual, it doesn’t contain a single genuinely funny moment.
  5. What begins as a more than slightly fantastic revision of the Templar legend takes an ill-advised turn toward theological theorizing and New Agey spiritual advice.
  6. Reviewed by: James Poniewozik
    Sorvino is wholly unconvincing as an Indy Jones type--which might actually work if the story went in a parodic, quasi-farce direction. But the whole production is hobbled by an uneven tone; it's not frightening enough to work as a conspiracy-adventure, not funny enough to work as light romantic comedy.
  7. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    The Last Templar is nobody's idea of a seaworthy miniseries.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 11
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 11
  3. Negative: 9 out of 11
  1. SallyH.
    Jan 31, 2009
    Campy but I really liked it. There was chemistry there. Really liked Scott Foley (had never seen him before). In this current media, I like a happy ending. Expand
  2. nikce
    Jan 30, 2009
    Enjoyed for it was...entertainment albeit a bit lightweight to be very serious. Liked chemistry between Tess & Sean though.
  3. dustins
    May 24, 2009
    I never post comments about shows, but had to for this one NBC...wow, this show is soooo lame and unrealistic in every way possible. The story is ok, its watchable maybe, but some of this is unbelievably bad......please quit airing it NBC. I had to post...its that bad. Expand
  4. DonJ.
    Jan 25, 2009
    That was by far the worst attempt at entertainment that I have ever seen. Everything about that movie is an embarrassment to the movie making industry and society as a whole. The Producers should reevaluate the decision they made in making this film. I'm dumber after watching an hour of that dribble. Expand
  5. Rose
    Jan 26, 2009
    Desperate. Was intrigued by the hype , having not read the book, but lost interest a soon as Mrs Indiana Jones was riding off on a horse in a cocktail dress , to joust with knights in Central Park Plot had potential until the writers added super mom and family Expand
  6. CraigC.
    Jan 26, 2009
    I cannot believe how horrible this miniseries is. It is so poorly acted and directed it was nearly unwatchable. I thought it was a joke, when I realized it was serious, I was in disbelief. Whoever gave that project the Green Light should be fired. Expand
  7. JoeM
    Feb 17, 2009
    Mira Sorvino just sucks at acting, period.

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