24 (2001 - 2014)


24

87%

Avg Tomatometer

84%

Avg Audience Score

Series Info

An exciting and edgy real-time action series about U.S. counterterrorist agent Jack Bauer trying to save his country from foreign and domestic enemies in the course of 24 grueling hours (with each hour a separate episode). The series took a great concept and executed it superbly, juggling taut storylines with forceful performances and a stylish, gritty look. Which made it easier to forgive some of the more foolish and implausible subplots, many involving Jack's crisis-magnet daughter, Kim.

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Seasons

81%
Critics Consensus: Filled with strong action sequences, 24:Live Another Day is a return to the formula that made the original series popular -- though it also suffers from familiarity and sameness.

2014, FOX, 12 episodes

75%
Critics Consensus: It often feels like the same ol', same ol', but as Jack Bauer, Kiefer Sutherland continues to deliver in 24's final day(s).

2010, FOX, 24 episodes

76%
Critics Consensus: New characters and old faces appear as 24 begins to challenge the ethics and morals of its characters.

2009, FOX, 24 episodes

74%
Critics Consensus: 24's sixth day still delivers the goods on the action front, but this season's attempt to introduce Jack Bauer's familial angst into proceedings feels more contrived than inspired.

2007, FOX, 24 episodes

100%
Critics Consensus: 24 defies the law of diminishing returns with a spectacular fifth season that features White House intrigue, some of the most harrowing set-pieces in the series yet, and a heroically committed performance by Kiefer Sutherland.

2006, FOX, 24 episodes

95%
Critics Consensus: The countdown remains breathlessly exhilarating even on the fourth try, with Kiefer Sutherland remaining a riveting star amidst an adrenaline-spiking crisis that finds new ways to up the stakes.

2005, FOX, 24 episodes

93%
Critics Consensus: 24's third day marks the series' most ruthless season yet with a breathless race to avert chemical catastrophe, a myriad of shocking surprises, and an unnerving disregard for treating any character as safe.

2003, FOX, 24 episodes

94%
Critics Consensus: 24's sophomore outing is not as elegantly structured as its predecessor, but the series firmly puts to rest any fears that its propulsive thrills were a one-time novelty.

2002, FOX, 24 episodes

95%
Critics Consensus: Brimming with tension and political intrigue, 24 successfully introduces its unique, high-concept format and a compelling hero worth watching in Kiefer Sutherland's Jack Bauer.

2001, FOX, 24 episodes