Goliath: Season 1 (2016)



Critic Consensus: Compelling performances from an excellent cast -- led by standout Billy Bob Thornton -- propel David E. Kelley's Goliath into must-watch TV territory.


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Air date: Oct 14, 2016
Air date: Oct 13, 2016
Air date: Oct 13, 2016
Air date: Oct 13, 2016
Air date: Oct 13, 2016
Air date: Oct 13, 2016
Air date: Oct 13, 2016
Air date: Oct 13, 2016

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A down-and-out lawyer seeks redemption. Billy Bob Thornton stars.


Billy Bob Thornton
as Billy McBride
William Hurt
as Donald Cooper
Olivia Thirlby
as Lucy Kittridge
Maria Bello
as Julie McBride
Tania Raymonde
as Brittany Gold
Dwight Yoakam
as Wendell Corey
Molly Parker
as Judge Keller
Britain Dalton
as Jason Larson
Nina Arianda
as Patty Solis-Papagian
Harold Perrineau
as Judge Roston Keller
Diana Hopper
as Denise McBride
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Critic Reviews for Goliath Season 1

All Critics (37) | Top Critics (18)

Given all the loose-ended, bizarro world TV dramas currently in play, it turns out to be a distinct pleasure to review a limited series with a linear storyline and a definitive ending.

Oct 19, 2016 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

Goliath isn't a groundbreaker by any means - it bears some resemblance to Glenn Close's Damages - but it's a solidly entertaining legal thriller that benefits enormously from Billy Bob Thornton's strong lead

Oct 14, 2016 | Full Review…

If you're struggling with all the sci-fi weirdness of Westworld and never quite got Orphan Black, you will love the straightforward thrills of Goliath.

Dec 14, 2016 | Full Review…
Top Critic

What's there so far is... entertaining TV, but steady updates in the upcoming episodes could make Goliath truly mighty.

Oct 14, 2016 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

As a hard-luck lawyer looking to get off the booze and back in the game, his McBride sounds like a stock character, except Thornton... creates someone who's anything but stock... He's the best reason to keep watching.

Oct 13, 2016 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
Top Critic

Bolstered by as A-list a cast as anything on TV (with the exception of Westworld perhaps) and tighter, less showy writing than we've come to expect from Kelley.

Oct 13, 2016 | Full Review…

Each episode closes with a twist. Whether that twist is big or small, it gives viewers just enough of a push to want to continue disentangling something that runs a bit deeper than your average court case.

Aug 26, 2018 | Full Review…

[Billy Bob Thornton] carries each scene, trope-laden as they may be (the drinking problem, the cheesy one-liners) with an effortless swagger that's both engaging and exciting.

Dec 20, 2017 | Full Review…

Compelling, gritty crime series has nudity, cursing, drugs.

Nov 22, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Even great casts have their limits, and in the case of Goliath, they give this shaggy drama just enough electricity to keep interest without offering a genuine reason to care about what's going on.

Nov 17, 2016 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

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