Zero Hour: Season 1 Reviews

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February 20, 2013
They looked at the television landscape and saw families, zombies, doctors, werewolves and cops, and said, "Where are the Nazi babies?"
February 14, 2013
Zero Hour largely delivers the goods with an effectively paced script and compelling plot points that succeed at drawing you in - and making you think.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 14, 2013
To quote another character, by way of summarizing this review of Zero Hour, "If you knew the real truth, you'd lose your mind, as I've lost mine."
February 14, 2013
It feels weird to say that a TV show isn't terrible enough, but that's the ultimate impression Zero Hour leaves at its end.
Full Review | Original Score: D
February 14, 2013
This is The Da Vinci Code crossed with Indiana Jones with dialogue courtesy of a Magic 8 Ball.
Full Review | Original Score: C
February 14, 2013
The dialogue is laughable: When the kidnapper calls Hank to find out about the location of the clock, Hanks blusters that he doesn't know anything. "It's good that you don't, brother, because if you knew the real truth, you'd lose your mind."
Full Review | Original Score: D
February 14, 2013
Just know going in that you'll be far better served by acknowledging the towering silliness of the plot, because it's just about impossible to take it seriously.
February 14, 2013
Nonsensical dialogue, non-characters, clunky plotting, and sub-par production values, Zero Hour is a waste of time.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
February 14, 2013
Lucidity is not a strong point of Zero Hour. Neither are acting or plot.
February 14, 2013
Edwards leads Zero Hour's intriguing story with a strong and balanced performance. With its multiple, historically embedded layers, Zero Hour is an engaging watch.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
February 14, 2013
If we're going to wade through all this papal bull, we need characters to engage with, but Hank and his colleagues are written so thinly, their scenes have all the life of an early-morning table read.
February 14, 2013
It's so silly that watching filled me with pity and awe.
February 14, 2013
Zero Hour had zero believability for me.
February 14, 2013
Those who stay tuned may be enticed.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
February 14, 2013
Maybe you'll want to jump aboard this crazy train. But if you do, hold on tight, and don't let your head explode.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
February 14, 2013
Zero Hour has decent enough bones, with the added benefits of a built-in Da Vinci Code fan base and a likable star.
February 13, 2013
Think the (hint! hint!) demon love child of Raiders of the Lost Ark, and Rosemary's Baby, meets National Treasure. The series seems inspired by all of them, mostly successfully.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 13, 2013
Part of it is the writing; too many of the breakthroughs tonight are made by other people, with Hank just following along. Sure, it sounds nuts. But if that can't wake a man up, what can?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
February 13, 2013
It's an absurd Dan Brown rip-off, but at least in those moments embraces the lunacy of a concept involving nefarious clocks and evil Nazi babies.
Full Review | Original Score: C
February 13, 2013
Ambitious and intermittently entertaining, Zero Hour -- and its celebrated lead -- don't quite hit all their marks. But at least the mystery's a hoot.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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