Outlaw: Season 1 (2010)

Season 1

Critics Consensus

Overblown, contrived, and preachy, Outlaw squanders the always-dependable Jimmy Smits on a legal drama with a surprisingly shaky premise.



Critic Ratings: 18

Audience Score

User Ratings: 0
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Air date: Sep 15, 2010
Air date: Sep 24, 2010
Air date: Oct 1, 2010
Air date: Oct 8, 2010
Air date: Oct 15, 2010
Air date: Oct 23, 2010
Air date: Nov 6, 2010
Air date: Nov 13, 2010

Tv Season Info

A legal drama about Cyrus Garza (Jimmy Smits), a Supreme Court justice who gives up his lifetime appointment and returns to private practice. In the show's only season, Garza, a gambler and a playboy, crisscrosses the country handling controversial legal cases with help from a team that includes childhood friend and liberal-minded attorney Al Druzinsky (David Ramsey) and earnest law clerk Lucinda Pearl (Carly Pope). Among the season's guest stars are Ed Begley Jr., Jay Mohr and Elizabeth Pena.

Critic Reviews for Outlaw Season 1

All Critics (18) | Top Critics (13)

This is the kind of legal drama that sucks all of its actors into a vortex of smug preachiness, where the good guys and the bad guys will never be confused.

Sep 15, 2010 | Full Review…

TV needs a lot of fodder to fill the schedule, but junk like Outlaw should be outlawed, with a special-circumstances punishment for completely wasting as fine a talent as Jimmy Smits.

Sep 15, 2010 | Full Review…

It would be great if Jimmy Smits' new show were really good. It isn't.

Sep 15, 2010 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

A not-terrible show with a premise as hole-y as a hunk of Swiss cheese. Smits, and you, deserve better.

Sep 15, 2010 | Rating: C | Full Review…
Top Critic

While Smits is in fine form as always, his character isn't entirely compelling and is still the only one worth caring about.

Oct 11, 2013 | Full Review…

NBC's new Jimmy Smits vehicle is called Outlaw. I guess the title 'Contrived, Irritating Star Vehicle' just wasn't as catchy.

Sep 15, 2010 | Full Review…

Outlaw is as absurdly plotted as too many movies, providing the basis for some two-hour ride that moves along fast enough to keep viewers from noticing the trucks whizzing through holes in the story.

Sep 15, 2010 | Full Review…

However you view it, you have to like Jimmy Smits an awful lot to make Outlaw a Friday appointment. I'm as devoted an "NYPD Blue" fan as they come, and even I'm not willing to make that leap.

Sep 15, 2010 | Full Review…

NBC's idiotic drama, Outlaw, is so bad it should be listed as a Class A felony.

Sep 15, 2010 | Rating: 0/4 | Full Review…

The show is so ludicrously dumb that your eyeballs will hurt from rolling so much.

Sep 15, 2010 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Outlaw: Season 1

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