• Network: AMC
  • Series Premiere Date: Nov 15, 2009
User Score
3.5

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 81 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 81
  2. Negative: 48 out of 81

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  1. AustinB
    Nov 20, 2009
    10
    Well-executed balance of complexity and drama. It's captivating and an excellent reference and re-imagining to the original.
  2. AdamS
    Dec 9, 2009
    9
    I got hypnotized while watching it. Incredible atmosphere and very good acting makes it really worth watching.
  3. TariJ
    Dec 30, 2009
    9
    I thoroughly enjoyed the first 2 and the last 2 episodes. The middle episodes were a little confusing and pointless but I was hooked and had to see it through till the end. I'm glad I did.
Metascore
45

Mixed or average reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 21
  2. Negative: 6 out of 21
  1. 40
    For the characters and for the viewers, the miniseries is a plodding excursion on the road to nowhere.
  2. 30
    This Prisoner remake contains some striking visuals and intermittently effective performances, especially from the typically magnetic McKellan, but it’s also frequently too choppy and elliptical to build up much suspense or dramatic impact.
  3. Reviewed by: Ken Tucker
    50
    It's self-absorbed to the point of incoherence.