• Network: FX
  • Series Premiere Date: Mar 28, 2006
  • Season #: 1
Metascore
71

Generally favorable reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 25
  2. Negative: 2 out of 25
  1. 100
    So what is there to like about this show? The same thing there was to like about "The Sopranos" and "The Shield" - great writing, insanely good acting, deeply troubled and deeply layered characters and a plot that will keep you glued to your seat.
  2. "Thief" pays homage to all the conventions of a traditional thriller and weaves into it complicated issues of guilt, race and family. It's a little like some of the better dramas on HBO, but finds its own unorthodox way.
  3. 90
    A stand-up, standout piece of work, one that works wonders on a seemingly tired genre.
  4. Creator-writer Norman Morrill's drama is so taut and his approach to the genre so sharp that the only significant complaint is that the first "season" is only six episodes.
  5. "Thief" brims with strong, potent performances.
  6. Braugher [has] never been better... rarely has a character hopped onto the screen feeling so completely real. [31 Mar 2006, p.51]
User Score
9.0

Universal acclaim- based on 68 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 46 out of 48
  2. Negative: 1 out of 48
  1. path
    Apr 3, 2007
    10
    This was a GREAT show, to bad it had to end.
  2. AkeishaW
    Jan 29, 2007
    10
    I like this show! It had me sitting and thinking about what would be next and it was so REAL!!!! I felt that everything that was going on was I like this show! It had me sitting and thinking about what would be next and it was so REAL!!!! I felt that everything that was going on was really happening at that moment. Good Stuff.... Full Review »
  3. Anna
    Dec 28, 2006
    9
    I think this was a pretty good show, I watched every episode some were better than others and I was looking foward to a 2nd season!