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Power: Season 1 (2014)




Critic Consensus: Power suffers from excessive plotting and the use of overly familiar by-the-numbers story elements.


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A New York City nightclub owner doubles as a drug kingpin to an elite clientele, which could hinder his attempts to turn his legitimate business into a wide-ranging empire.


Omari Hardwick
as James "Ghost" St. Patrick
Debbi Morgan
as Estelle
Joseph Sikora
as Tommy Egan
La La Anthony
as LaKeisha Grant
Lela Loren
as Angela Valdes
Naturi Naughton
as Tasha St. Patrick
50 Cent
as Kanan
David Fumero
as Mike Sandoval
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All Critics (17) | Top Critics (10)

Power is the kind of show that uses f-bombs to emphasize a point, hoping to sound tough but coming off as ignorant instead.

November 15, 2017 | Rating: D | Full Review…

Power has some pull, but maybe not enough to win a tug of war. Its overall pacing could use a perk-up and its portrayals of minorities might take more heat if 50 Cent wasn't calling the shots.

June 6, 2014 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

Much of the real beauty of Power lies in the details, conversational and visual.

June 5, 2014 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The opening episode -- already posted online -- is a bit sluggish, but Power gets better in subsequent episodes. Starz, and Fitty, appear to have a winner.

June 5, 2014 | Rating: B | Full Review…
Top Critic

Twisty drama has too much sex, drugs, violence for teens.

June 18, 2014 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Ultimately, Power just doesn't have a good hook, and it desperately needs that to set itself apart from other crime dramas.

June 9, 2014 | Rating: 5.5/10 | Full Review…

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