24: Redemption Reviews

May 21, 2019
For all its political ambitions, 24 remains the story of one man's journey, and [Kiefer] Sutherland shrugs himself back into the role as if it were a well-worn flak jacket.
November 16, 2018
Redemption was more of a reminder that 24 wasn't on the air than an actual helping of good ol' 24 cookin', with this two-hour entry finding Jack being dragged back into action while volunteering in Africa.
November 15, 2018
Redemption was entirely unmemorable, which is actually what 24 (good or bad) shouldn't be.
November 13, 2018
But playing off the fears of Sept. 11, 2001, is, in 2008, played out. Jack Bauer as Superman, or even Underdog, is tired.
October 22, 2018
Jack's heroism this time out is just too grandiose-the title is the tip-off. It's not a phone rebate he's redeeming. I would have liked that better.
October 22, 2018
This Washington-based storyline, clearly there to set up threads for Season 7, is the part that really feels like 24, demonstrating that jolts of icy tension can be created out of nothing more than two people in a room, talking.
October 22, 2018
Benefits not only from the change of venue but also from the luxury of incorporating so many first-rate actors, including Robert Carlyle.
October 22, 2018
Less diluted plotlines [plus] more Jack Bauer action [equals] the promise of a 7th season that can reclaim some of that 24 intensity that was severely lacking last season.
October 22, 2018
24: Redemption is a solid bridge between two seasons, but one that gives you few clues as to whether past problems have been fixed.
October 22, 2018
Redemption is hampered with performing a tough double duty, and seems fated to be at odds with itself. And yet, it succeeds in the end with sloughing off the series' creakiness and wiping the deck clean.
October 22, 2018
It's still a dark and brutal program, but there has clearly been a creative reassessment of the show. It's the kind of self-awareness that could resurrect a series that looked like its popularity might be sliding away.
March 22, 2018
Luckily for President Taylor, Bauer is always in the right place at the right time with guns blazing against long odds.
February 6, 2013
Redemption is at its best when it focuses on action, not the after-action reports, and its best is awfully good.
February 6, 2013
Redemption does set some nice, bouncy balls rolling for January.
February 6, 2013
24: Redemption amounted to: a sweaty, very extended and occasionally rather soupy trailer for the new series that begins in January.
February 6, 2013
The true purpose of Redemption seems to be an introduction to the new characters and the situation in Sangala -- and that's not a bad thing at all.
February 6, 2013
A serviceable although not exceptional place-setter.
February 6, 2013
Welcome back, Jack.
February 6, 2013
Redemption didn't so much whet my appetite for the show's full-time return in January as it did remind me of the many problems I had with it the last time it was on the air.
February 6, 2009
Sutherland plays an appealing and reluctant hero, as he saves a group of African children targeted for kidnapping by the militia