• Network: Syfy
  • Series Premiere Date: Dec 5, 2005
  • Season #: 1
Metascore
52

Mixed or average reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 15
  2. Negative: 3 out of 15
  1. 75
    Triangle boasts an attractive cast and some clever twists, but it often has to stretch to fill time.
  2. Reviewed by: Jeff Jensen
    75
    Familiar, formulaic fun, but one night too long. [9 Dec 2005, p.81]
  3. 63
    The narrative seems unduly baggy and stretched out, nothing so sharply defined as a triangle. More like a rhomboid. [12 Dec 2005, p.39]
  4. 60
    The plot knots are Gordian, but the writer, Rockne S. O'Bannon, successfully picks them apart. What suffers is the dialogue, which often strains to explain all the science in offhand conversation.
  5. Reviewed by: Ellen Gray
    60
    Amusingly, head-spinningly over-the-top.
  6. Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    60
    An entertaining mishmash that uneasily juggles jargony sci-fi theories with elements of military conspiracy, action-adventure, disaster movie and surreal psychological suspense.
  7. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    60
    A solid cast and marquee auspices make this effects-heavy exercise watchable enough even when "The Triangle" grows obtuse.
  8. Somewhere within this bloated six-hour miniseries there's a lean, mean four-hour miniseries trying to escape.
  9. That the story... snakes around a lot, tossing supernatural red herrings in its wake, keeps it oddly compelling, even as it grows increasingly preposterous, not only as regards the supernatural but as to how people really act.
  10. 50
    The miniseries is an ordinary but not awful piece of science fiction, one you won't hate watching and yet one you shouldn't hate missing.
  11. Around 11 p.m. on Wednesday, you'll be asking yourself what the hell happened.
  12. Creepily watchable almost in spite of itself through at least the first two nights, the miniseries embodies a veritable symphony of implausibility.
  13. The questions posed by "The Triangle" are fascinating. But the answers are - sometimes literally - a waste of time.
  14. 30
    More or less a soggy misfire.
  15. 0
    An abysmally dumb plot peopled with some of the most irritating characters in the history of television.
User Score
8.4

Universal acclaim- based on 14 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. JonasK
    Apr 11, 2006
    10
    Really great effects. Fun!
  2. ChrisT
    Dec 14, 2005
    5
    The punchline is not up to supporting the five hours it takes to get to it.
  3. ScottL
    Dec 12, 2005
    7
    A decent miniseries but the comment about having to fill time is correct as it got a bit bogged in places. The entire subplot with Lou Diamond Phillips was a bit of a bore and could have been cut. Full Review »