Strike Back: Shadow Warfare (2013)


Shadow Warfare
Strike Back

Critics Consensus

Sufficiently diverting, Strike Back's third season raises the stakes and provides the high-octane action fans crave.



Critic Ratings: 10


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Air date: Aug 9, 2013
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The third series of "Strike Back", subtitled Shadow Warfare, finds the Section 20 operatives going on the hunt for international terrorist al-Zuhari and his minions, which puts them in the line of fire in locations around the world including much of Europe, Colombia, and Beirut. Sullivan Stapleton returns in the role of the once-disgraced agent Damian Scott. Dougray Scott guest stars as a shady agent who has insider knowledge about al-Zuhari.


Sullivan Stapleton
as Damien Scott
Philip Winchester
as Michael Stonebridge
Amanda Mealing
as Col. Eleanor Grant
Rhona Mitra
as Rachel Dalton
Dougray Scott
as James Leatherby
Eva Birthistle
as Capt. Kate Marshall
Michelle Lukes
as Sgt. Julia Richmond
Milauna Jackson
as Kim Martinez
Zubin Varla
as Leo Kamali
Rhashan Stone
as Major Oliver Sinclair
Stephanie Vogt
as Christy Bryant
Shane Taylor
as Craig Hanson
Eamonn Walker
as Walter Lutulu
Paul Freeman
as Peter Evans
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Critic Reviews for Strike Back Shadow Warfare

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (2)

It's all quite moronic, borderline offensive, and yet not quite as un-diverting as it should be.

Mar 1, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

The stuff with Stonebridge and Scott rescuing Ester was fine. Nowhere near as interesting as the other stuff, but it provided us with the action pieces for the episode.

Mar 1, 2019 | Rating: 8.2/10 | Full Review…

It's been a great ride this season. Robson Green has slotted in perfectly, and praise, too, for Michelle Lukes as the hard-as-nails Sgt Richmond, who finally - if rather unexpectedly - gets her man.

Mar 1, 2019 | Full Review…

There is a certain vicarious thrill that can come from watching another person take pleasure in his or her work. That's certainly the case when it comes to Strike Back.

Mar 1, 2019 | Full Review…

In case you're wondering, yes, I do have at least one problem with "Strike Back": Each season ends way too soon.

Mar 1, 2019 | Full Review…

It may not be the most cerebral viewing, but 'Strike Back' delivers on the punch it promises from the start.

Mar 1, 2019 | Full Review…

The final two episodes of the season often showcase Strike Back at its best, successfully raising the stakes from the rest of the season's action sequences to deliver some of the series' finest work in this area to date.

Mar 1, 2019 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
Top Critic

With such a high level of execution and glee that I care not a whit about the formulaic nature of it all. A show that kicks this much ass doesn't especially need to stretch.

Mar 1, 2019 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

The show is way more than a thriller?although it could stand tall if it were just that.

Jun 2, 2015 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

This spook is obviously right, but as long as the ammo holds up, Strike Back isn't going anywhere.

Jan 6, 2014 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Strike Back: Shadow Warfare

  • Aug 13, 2016
    Unrelenting. Fabulous.
  • Nov 12, 2015
    the full series 2/5 has been one of the best action series i have ever rated only banshee comes close for action

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