EZ Streets: Season 1 - TV Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

EZ Streets: Season 1 Reviews

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October 25, 2021
The series is highly atmospheric but confusing. The audience might not sit still.
October 20, 2021
One of the best-written and best-acted new shows this season, although its moody feel and dark look may not bode well for EZ ratings success.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
October 20, 2021
Ken Olin has a brooding intensity that always makes him seem as if he could explode at any second (on screen and off). It's a bonus in this stylish drama from Canadian producer Paul Haggis.
October 20, 2021
It's so deep, so daring, so nuanced, so... indecipherable.
October 19, 2021
The most intriguing undercover-cop drama since Wiseguy.
October 14, 2021
Only CBS's EZ Streets deserves to walk the primetime beat with Law & Order, NYPD Blue, and Homicide: Life on the Street. Lamentably, the show's gruff, standoffish persona could kill its chances for survival.
October 13, 2021
Arguably the best drama pilot of the season, but also one that requires patience and a tolerance for violence. The dark story line is complicated and makes no concession to lazy viewers, so pay attention.
August 16, 2019
Joe Pataliano gets top marks for his performance as Johnny Murtha, a crime boss determined to claw his way to the top. And Marc Isham's gorgeous Celtic score wins this year's prize for best soundtrack. But be warned: The violence can be potent.
August 16, 2019
It was fantastic, but also years ahead of its time, as it would have been better off in a world where cable was making a lot of original drama series.
August 16, 2019
While the large cast is filled with eminently watchable characters, and some individual scenes have a searing clarity, the overall plot is as murky as the port city's perpetually gloomy weather.
August 16, 2019
Cinematic and unflinchingly dark, EZ Streets is easily the most evocative and interesting new drama of the season.
August 16, 2019
The story is richly layered, the dialogue is alternately humorous and dramatic, and everything from the photography to the music sets a mood that makes EZ Streets enjoyable, unusual and unforgettable.
August 16, 2019
Its pretentiousness and strained dialogue will drive you crazy even when you're enjoying it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
August 16, 2019
Over-art-directed and over-written at times, at least this series is going for something mythic. Writer-director Paul Haggis tries to incorporate the entirety of urban America into his vision.
August 16, 2019
EZ Streets is as close as we'll come to a first-class dramatic series this fall. It's not as immediately involving as last season's Murder One, yet the fine acting, photography and music could hook viewers.
August 16, 2019
EZ Streets' assets are numerous. The cast is superb, and the opening episode is artfully shot and scored. Even its major weakness is a strength.
August 16, 2019
In a medium full of cookie-cutter TV shows, EZ Streets is a handcrafted, high-quality product. From the writing to the casting to the production values, there's considerably more care involved here than in the average TV show.
August 16, 2019
While the narrative of tomorrow night's two-hour pilot is not the easiest to follow, [Ken] Olin's stark, finely chiseled portrayal of Quinn provides an emotional center that keeps you involved.
August 16, 2019
EZ Streets is evocative of a stale cheese sandwich, a cold day in northern Minnesota, and the heartbreak of psoriasis.
August 16, 2019
Once you sort out the characters and still realize that assigning white hats and black hats here is going to be a thankless ordeal, you can sit back and let EZ Streets pull you in. It's remarkable TV.
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