The Closer: Season 1 Reviews

March 6, 2019
[The Closer] brings a slightly new angle to the glut of police dramas: Rather than relying on CSI-style gadgetry, Closer's kick comes in the knotty conversations Johnson has with her suspects.
Full Review | Original Score: B
March 6, 2019
Female detectives are in fashion again on television.
March 6, 2019
Tough female cops on television are no longer a novelty
March 6, 2019
OK, the plot leaves something to be desired, but make no mistake, what is very good about "The Closer" is the charismatic Sedgwick, as well as the other cast members.
March 6, 2019
Primetime crime TV has long lacked compelling female bosses who are also the leads on their shows.
March 6, 2019
With Sedgwick in the lead, the show stands a good chance of becoming something more than the latest CSI clone.
August 14, 2018
The Closer... managed to do what it does better than any other crime drama on television: inject wit and personality and heartbreaking human connection into the midst of a thrilling investigational rollercoaster.
July 13, 2005
It's just too bad the only way writer James Duff thought to make the character strong was to make her disagreeable.
July 13, 2005
Sedgwick's Brenda Johnson is a pleasure to watch; she's full of ticks and traits.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 12, 2005
With Sedgwick's unforced charm and her witty iron-fist-meets-velvet-glove performance, The Closer rises to the top of TV's summer bill.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 9, 2005
At first glance a nothing-special copshow, The Closer's ad-free premiere actually proves surprisingly entertaining.