EZ Streets: Season 1 (1996 - 1997)

Season 1
EZ Streets

Critics Consensus

From the brilliantly dark mind of Paul Haggis, EZ Streets delivers an intriguing crime drama with its moody Celtic score, engaging storylines, and stellar casting.



Critic Ratings: 17

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Critic Reviews for EZ Streets Season 1

All Critics (17) | Top Critics (10)

The story is richly layered, the dialogue is alternately humorous and dramatic, and everything from the photography to the music sets a mood that makes EZ Streets enjoyable, unusual and unforgettable.

Aug 16, 2019 | Full Review…

EZ Streets is as close as we'll come to a first-class dramatic series this fall. It's not as immediately involving as last season's Murder One, yet the fine acting, photography and music could hook viewers.

Aug 16, 2019 | Full Review…

Joe Pataliano gets top marks for his performance as Johnny Murtha, a crime boss determined to claw his way to the top. And Marc Isham's gorgeous Celtic score wins this year's prize for best soundtrack. But be warned: The violence can be potent.

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It was fantastic, but also years ahead of its time, as it would have been better off in a world where cable was making a lot of original drama series.

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Its pretentiousness and strained dialogue will drive you crazy even when you're enjoying it.

Aug 16, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

EZ Streets' assets are numerous. The cast is superb, and the opening episode is artfully shot and scored. Even its major weakness is a strength.

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While the large cast is filled with eminently watchable characters, and some individual scenes have a searing clarity, the overall plot is as murky as the port city's perpetually gloomy weather.

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Cinematic and unflinchingly dark, EZ Streets is easily the most evocative and interesting new drama of the season.

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It's not realistic in any normal sense of the word, but in EZ Streets Haggis is able to make the stylized believable. There is nothing easy about that.

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In a medium full of cookie-cutter TV shows, EZ Streets is a handcrafted, high-quality product. From the writing to the casting to the production values, there's considerably more care involved here than in the average TV show.

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