The Unit : Season 1

  • Network: CBS
  • Series Premiere Date: Mar 7, 2006
Season #: 1, 2, 3, 4
Metascore
61

Generally favorable reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 25
  2. Negative: 4 out of 25

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Critic Reviews

  1. This is news that never quite rises to the level of an event: "David Mamet Came to Television and All We Got Was a Better 'E-Ring.' "
  2. "The Unit" features a strong cast - but for much of this show, they're cast adrift.
  3. After the male action sequences, alas, the feminine interludes tend to be soporific.
  4. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    60
    Some of Mamet's dialogue is certifiably awful and some certifiably brilliant, and the dichotomy is breathtaking.
  5. 50
    A grim, formulaic drama.
  6. "The Unit" becomes distinctive only when the action shifts back to the wives left behind on the base.
  7. 40
    These two extraordinary talents have done an average job with what is a surprisingly unimaginative premise.
  8. A not-awful but not-great drama.
User Score
7.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 151 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 47 out of 62
  2. Negative: 11 out of 62
  1. Jan 3, 2012
    6
    Compelling and interesting, however the special effects are not top notch. The acting performances are also pretty good. I like the AllstateCompelling and interesting, however the special effects are not top notch. The acting performances are also pretty good. I like the Allstate guy, lol. He doesn't do commercials anymore, apparently. Full Review »
  2. Jan 19, 2017
    3
    Une série dont la réalisation est sans reproche mais qui reste trop basse de plafond et qui connaît beaucoup de passages à vide. ça faitUne série dont la réalisation est sans reproche mais qui reste trop basse de plafond et qui connaît beaucoup de passages à vide. ça fait penser à du Tom Clancy légèrement dégrossi, soit la propagande pro-américaine habituelle (protégez et sauvez le monde libre etc).

    Le point qui aurait pu être intéressant concerne la vie quotidienne des protagonistes qui aurait pu donner lieu à quelques questionnements sur leur métier si particulier mais que nenni : on garde les oeillères et on ne relève surtout pas la tête sous peine de se cogner brutalement au plafond dogmatique du genre vu, revu et usé jusqu'à la corde.

    Certes, cela reste étonnamment sobre en comparaison d'un 24H Chrono mais le train-train et la répétition des situations ont raison un peu trop vite de notre patience.
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  3. Jul 8, 2016
    2
    Surprisingly bad action/drama series from David Mamet, the mind behind such brilliant works as Glengarry Glenn Ross, The Verdict, and House ofSurprisingly bad action/drama series from David Mamet, the mind behind such brilliant works as Glengarry Glenn Ross, The Verdict, and House of Games. The Unit is badly paced, poorly acted, jingoistic drivel. And, yet, the worst thing about it is that it is unbelievably boring. Full Review »