Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11

Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Gwen Ihnat
    Mar 25, 2020
    By shifting part of the focus to fashion as a marketable business, Making The Cut appears to have cut out all the gimmicks, and unnecessary drama, focusing instead on the personalities, talent, skill level, and the design itself. This format plays to both towering strengths of mentor Tim Gunn, letting him do what he does best.
  2. Reviewed by: Kristen Baldwin
    Mar 24, 2020
    Entertaining and emotional, escapist and inspirational, Making the Cut is first-rate quarantine TV.
  3. Reviewed by: Brett White
    Mar 30, 2020
    With its global backdrop, imaginative designs, and two of the friendliest faces you’ve ever seen reunited on TV, Making the Cut is exactly the show we need right now.
  4. Reviewed by: Richard Lawson
    Mar 26, 2020
    There is a good deal of flaunting going on, but the designers rise to the occasion. ... We’ve seen these beats before, just not in this swank new setting. It’s comforting and fresh, a zhuzing up of a tried and true formula. The same is true of the judges.
  5. Reviewed by: Margaret Lyons
    Mar 27, 2020
    It all feels very lavish. But there’s no escaping the Tim-and-Heidi of it all, and it can be like watching people who claim to get along better now that they’re divorced. ... The show sometimes feels unsure about its own commitments. The best designer and the most lucrative designer are not necessarily the same person. That hasn’t made “Making The Cut” less enjoyable. In fact, the show is a very successful recapitulation of the “Project Runway” theme.
  6. Reviewed by: Rob Owen
    Mar 26, 2020
    The good news is the fashion competition at the heart of “Making the Cut,” as in “Project Runway,” remains strong. The competitors are mostly serious designers. They’re not gimmicky distractions to be laughed off stage (except maybe one). ... Despite episodes with long-ish running times, “Making the Cut” doesn’t show the judges offering post-runway critiques to every designer, just the top two and bottom two.

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