• Network: FOX
  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 8, 1997
Season #: 5, 4, 3, 2, 1

Generally favorable reviews - based on 28 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 28
  2. Negative: 3 out of 28

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Critic Reviews

  1. USA Today
    Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    Jul 24, 2013
    Ally McBeal has the components of a potential guilty pleasure. Giddily romantic but also sassily sardonic, it merely needs to curb some of its more groaning indulgences. [8 Sep 1997]
  2. Reviewed by: James Collins
    Jul 2, 2013
    Ally's self-involvement can make the viewer wince because of the writing and because she hasn't earned our sympathy--her predicaments often seem so false. ... And yet, because Flockhart really is a fine actress and the writing can rise to a higher level, the show has its winning moments.

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