Halt and Catch Fire: Season 1 Reviews

August 4, 2014
Pace's excellent performance was not enough to make the show rewarding.
June 3, 2014
All of the acting is outstanding. No one delivers big speeches. But when they do speak, their words feel as precise and efficient as lines of code.
June 2, 2014
Halt and Catch Fire has all the self-importance of AMC's other modern period piece, Mad Men. But it lacks the substance to make that swagger look anything but foolish.
June 2, 2014
The premiere episode doesn't advance the story far enough to intrigue us with where it might be heading. If Halt and Catch Fire is going to catch fire, it'd better do so quickly.
June 2, 2014
The show... benefits from its stylized appearance, with a go-go pace and enough 1980s fashions to conjure memories of the Go-Go's.
June 2, 2014
It has a destination in mind, and while it can take its time getting there, every single scene has a purpose and point on its way toward that destination.
Full Review | Original Score: B
June 2, 2014
Once Halt figuratively puts it back in its pants, it settles into a predictable but engaging drama with a proper focus on how nerds, geeks and other proto-techies discarded their pocket protectors to launch the age of personal computers.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 30, 2014
A stellar Toby Huss portrays the hard-driving Bosworth, a commanding presence. There are more than a few of these in Halt and Catch Fire, and from the available evidence an immensely seductive enterprise.
May 30, 2014
Halt and Catch Fire bears watching - until something else bears more watching and you reprogram the DVR.
May 30, 2014
So far it's promising without being riveting, with the potential to be Facebook -- or Myspace.
Full Review | Original Score: B