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Burn Notice: Season 5 (2011)




Critic Consensus: Despite some partially successful retooling, Burn Notice's fifth season maintains the same ample intensity and that fans have come to expect from this captivating escapist drama.


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In series 5, Michael (Jeffrey Donovan) finally makes his way back to the CIA, but his life turns out to be no less complicated than when he was burned. After tracking down the people who worked for the organization that burned him, Michael finds himself framed for murder and under investigation by the CIA's Dani Pearce (Lauren Stamile). His troubles only worsen when a new big bad arrives on the scene: Anson Fullerton (Jere Burns), who uses Fiona (Gabrielle Anwar) as leverage to make Michael do his bidding. Bruce Campbell, Coby Bell and Sharon Gless also star.


Jeffrey Donovan
as Michael Westen
Gabrielle Anwar
as Fiona Glenanne
Sharon Gless
as Madeline Westen
Coby Bell
as Jesse Garcia
Seth Peterson
as Nate Westen
Lauren Stamile
as Kim Pearce
Jere Burns
as Anson Fullerton
Kristanna Loken
as Rebecca Anderson
James Frain
as James Forte
Todd Stashwick
as Carmelo Dante
Paul Tei
as Barry Burkowski
Ilza Rosario
as Beatriz
Eric Roberts
as Reed Perkins
Tim Matheson
as Larry Sizemore
Dean Cain
as Ryan Pewterbaugh
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Critic Reviews for Burn Notice: Season 5

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (2)

So what can you expect from this premiere? Pretty much exactly what we've all come to love from this show...And really, what more can you ask for than, that?

January 10, 2019 | Full Review…

What he [Matt Lauria] lacks in intensity however, he makes up for with charm and likability. He is a really likable guy and in the end stepping out of his comfort zone does not become a problem.

January 10, 2019 | Full Review…

I wouldn't say the series is jumping the shark, but there are changes being made to its structure that shouldn't have been made.

December 6, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Even if a complete redux of the series' core motivation is what the producers had in mind, why would it occur in such a lack-luster fashion?

December 6, 2018 | Full Review…

"Burn Notice" went out with a bang in [the] season finale in many ways, but still leaving us with lingering questions on Michael's future with Anson pulling all of the strings.

January 10, 2019 | Full Review…

The episode itself has a temporary new status quo.

October 20, 2017 | Full Review…

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