24: Live Another Day (2014)



Critic 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.


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Another eventful day in the life of Jack Bauer, who's in a race against the clock to save the world while simultaneously staying on the run from the CIA. Set four years after the '24' finale, the heroic agent-turned-fugitive puts his freedom on the line by coming out of hiding in London to try and prevent a major terrorist attack.

Critic Reviews for 24 Live Another Day

All Critics (54) | Top Critics (26)

There are reasons we still love 24, despite the gaps in logic, the repetitious dialogue, the monotonously unrelenting tension and some wooden acting. It's the combination of action and character.

May 5, 2014 | Full Review…

The first two episodes are a welcome invitation to the same old song and dance, but everyone involved will need to freshen up the choreography.

May 5, 2014 | Full Review…

A good opening salvo for what will probably be Jack's last day, at least on TV. Enjoy it while you can -- and it is enjoyable.

May 2, 2014 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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The producers have so embraced the larger-than-life elements of their beloved character that it's hard not to enjoy the show on those terms. We needed a hero in 2001. Maybe we need a superhero in 2014.

May 1, 2014 | Full Review…

24 is still fast-paced for the most part, although a little slow off the mark in its first hour. And the 47-year-old Sutherland remains trim and limber as an aging Jack of few words, most of them downers.

May 1, 2014 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
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The reason to watch 24: Live Another Day isn't for ideology. It's to get caught up in a fast-paced, high-powered adventure played out by people we care about.

May 1, 2014 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The shorter season meant a tighter and better-told story, and less time to get lost in the woods (perhaps literally) with lame characters or D-plots that had no real impact on the people who everyone in the audience cared about.

Nov 15, 2018 | Full Review…

In fact, it's difficult to think of anything the comeback did wrong, other than making me wish they were going to make another season.

Nov 15, 2018 | Full Review…

Is this a series too far?

Jul 23, 2018 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Live Another Day feels terribly dated.

Jul 2, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for 24: Live Another Day


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Super Reviewer

Topical and action-packed, 24: Live Another Day is an exciting special event series. Former counterterrorist agent Jack Bauer comes out of hiding in order to prevent an assassination attempt on President James Heller during his visit to London; meanwhile a U.S. aerial drone is hijacked by terrorists and used to launch an attack on a U.S./British military convoy. The cast is especially good; as Kiefer Sutherland, Mary Lynn Rajskub, William Devane, and Kim Raver return, joined by Yvonne Strahovski, Benjamin Bratt, Tate Donovan, and Michelle Fairley. Additionally, the London setting gives the series a fresh look and feel (while still sticking to the overall format of the show). Also, the shortening to 12 episodes helps to keep the storytelling focused; with fewer tangents and extraneous characters. Grittier and more intense than past seasons, 24: Live Another Day is a riveting, high-adrenaline return to this groundbreaking series.


Super Reviewer

Live Another Day was a very good surprise to the 24 cannon. Not only has it corrected the dreadful last season, but it's one of it's best when it comes to develop it's characters into new, but somewhat predictable directions. Not just that, the reduced episodes works wonders, since every single minute is exciting, action packed and stressful while it lasts. I can't say I was ever bored in one of the episodes, it's that good. Still, the dialogue can get embarssingly cheesy and that soundtrack is still awful as hell.

Francisco G

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