Critic Consensus: Based on Tess Gerritsen's novels, Rizzoli & Isles is about as dog-eared as a paperback mystery, filled with standard characters and clichés.
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as Jane Rizzoli
as Maura Isles
as Det. Barry Frost
as Det. Vince Korsak
as Frank Rizzoli
as Agent Gabriel Dean
as Lt. Grant
You cannot even call Rizzoli & Isles run of the mill, it being that mills usually run more smoothly.
Rizzoli & Isles features a good dose of humor and a lean style of storytelling that's reflected in the fairly small core group with which we will apparently be working.
Chazz Palminteri is inexplicably on the show as Rizzoli's father, and he seems to be channeling Christopher Walken's corpse for the role.
The crime-driven material is familiar and, because of the book condensing, hurried and mystery-free, while at least in the early going, attempts at levity aren't working at all.
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