• Network: NBC
  • Series Premiere Date: Jan 25, 2009
  • Season #: 1
Metascore
29

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 7
  2. Negative: 6 out of 7
  1. 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.
  2. Reviewed by: Mike Hale
    30
    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.
  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. 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.
  5. Reviewed by: James Poniewozik
    25
    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.
  6. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    10
    The Last Templar is nobody's idea of a seaworthy miniseries.
User Score
2.4

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 16 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 11
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 11
  3. Negative: 9 out of 11
  1. dustins
    May 24, 2009
    3
    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. Full Review »
  2. JoeM
    Feb 17, 2009
    0
    Mira Sorvino just sucks at acting, period.
  3. LisaP
    Feb 9, 2009
    0
    This was a very, VERY thinly disguised sermon about how all atheists are really just faking it and will start praying and worshipping Jesus the second anything goes wrong for them. And then they'll throw out all of their morals and ideals because they'll realize that it's all about the faking it. Full Review »