Rubicon: Season 1 Reviews

October 23, 2018
Yet, despite being one of the most intelligent and smartly written dramas of 2010, its glacial pace marked it out for cancellation from an early stage.
May 15, 2018
Each one is a little more frightening and mind-blowing.
August 1, 2010
Rubicon doesn't have the glossy panache of Mad Men or the in-your-face confrontations of Breaking Bad, but I think that's a good thing. It establishes Rubicon as its own distinct creation from AMC.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
August 1, 2010
There are some great characterizations and attention to detail. If you stick with the series, you'll be treated to a lecture on the perfect briefcase by the droll Michael Cristopher that's worth the price of admission.
August 1, 2010
Once you adjust to its pace and the pieces click softly into place, you get caught up.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 1, 2010
If you enjoy following complex machinations, however, and enjoy watching smart TV characters try to figure them out, Rubicon is your ticket.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 1, 2010
Rubicon is a throwback to a simpler time for conspiracy theories, rather than aliens or supernatural forces.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
August 1, 2010
I am happy to bathe in its careful, bad-dreamy atmosphere, to go with its twisty flow.
August 1, 2010
It's a little aloof, a spy show without the usual espionage theatrics. That may take some getting accustomed to, but in these early episodes, Rubicon makes a strong case that it's a series that's worth the effort.
August 1, 2010
Rubicon is not a show for the impatience, and it has the kind of ambitions that could set viewers up for a letdown. But so far, I admire its intelligence.
August 1, 2010
If you're interested in the notion that post-9/11 paranoia is justified in ways we haven't even realized, and you have a fundamental distrust of government doings, Rubicon could be your new mental puzzle.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 1, 2010
It's not completely original, but there's currently nothing on TV even remotely like it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 1, 2010
The performances have so far been sharp enough to ward off outright drowsiness.
Top Critic
August 1, 2010
All this talent, good writing, solid acting and great location shoots
Full Review | Original Score: B-
August 1, 2010
This pleasantly low-key drama has little trouble creating an atmosphere.
August 1, 2010
The pilot isn't groundbreaking, but it is promising enough to justify waiting for the full two-hour premiere.
August 1, 2010
Without feeling like it's leading us on, Rubicon is a tightly woven and urbanely acted tale for people who like to mull.
August 1, 2010
If you enjoy slowly piecing together a puzzle without having first seen the final image, Rubicon is right up your alley; if not, the brainteasing will likely unnerve you.
August 1, 2010
Rubicon may take a while to get to the truth, but at least as viewers we suspect that there will be something weighty to discover once it does.
August 1, 2010
You'll like it because twisting your brain around the mystery will be a giant relief!
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4