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. 40
    These two extraordinary talents have done an average job with what is a surprisingly unimaginative premise.
  2. 50
    A grim, formulaic drama.
  3. 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.' "
  4. "The Unit" features a strong cast - but for much of this show, they're cast adrift.
  5. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    60
    Some of Mamet's dialogue is certifiably awful and some certifiably brilliant, and the dichotomy is breathtaking.
  6. A not-awful but not-great drama.
  7. "The Unit" becomes distinctive only when the action shifts back to the wives left behind on the base.
  8. After the male action sequences, alas, the feminine interludes tend to be soporific.
User Score
7.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 150 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 47 out of 61
  2. Negative: 10 out of 61
  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. 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 »
  3. Sep 14, 2014
    10
    The Unit maybe one of the best tv shows I have ever seen. I loved the look, the style and everything. It was perfect. Such a shame that it wasThe Unit maybe one of the best tv shows I have ever seen. I loved the look, the style and everything. It was perfect. Such a shame that it was discontinued just to produce one more useless NCIS spin-off.
    Kick all NCIS stuff out of your program except ne original one that was really good and go back producing The Unit. Dennis Haysbert was awesome btw.
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