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Justified: Season 1 (2010)




Critic Consensus: A coolly violent drama, Justified benefits from a seductive look and a note-perfect Timothy Olyphant performance.


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Old-school U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens is reassigned from Miami to his childhood home in the poor, rural coal-mining towns in Eastern Kentucky.


Timothy Olyphant
as Raylan Givens
Nick Searcy
as Art Mullen
Jacob Pitts
as Tim Gutterson
Erica Tazel
as Rachel Brooks
Joelle Carter
as Ava Crowder
Natalie Zea
as Winona Hawkins
Walton Goggins
as Boyd Crowder
Raymond J. Barry
as Arlo Givens
M.C. Gainey
as Bo Crowder
David Meunier
as Johnny Crowder
Rick Gomez
as Vasquez
William Ragsdale
as Gary Hawkins
Brent Sexton
as Hunter Mosley
Alan Ruck
as Roland Pike
Jere Burns
as Wynn Duffy
Doug E. Doug
as Rev. Fandi
Ray Porter
as Hestler Jones
Brad Carter
as Bobby Joe
Omar Avila
as Ernesto
Brandon Keener
as Chase Ferguson
Stephen Root
as Judge Reardon
W. Earl Brown
as Cal Wallace
Greg Cromer
as Travis Travers
Matt Craven
as Dan Grant
Page Kennedy
as Curtis Mins
Eddie Jemison
as Stan Perkins
Erin Cardillo
as Samantha
Peter Greene
as Tommy Bucks
Brett Cullen
as Greg Davis
Jordi Caballero
as Gio Reyes
Jim Haynie
as Lemuel Becket
Steven Flynn
as Emmitt Arnett
Sean Bridgers
as Virgil Corum
Tony Hale
as David Mortimer
Fredric Lehne
as Stevenson
Mo Gaffney
as Sheriff Kelly Davis
Tom Kiesche
as Drunk No. 1
Bill Glass
as Father
Travis Wester
as Billy Mac
Peter Jason
as Owen Carnes
Joel Marsh Garland
as Pork Brother
Robert Picardo
as Karl Hanselmann
Kevin E. West
as Frank Choate
John Lee Ames
as Boyd's Man
Mark Elias
as Boyd's Man
Pat Skipper
as Rev. Dixon
Travis Johns
as Luther Perry
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Critic Reviews for Justified: Season 1

All Critics (43) | Top Critics (27)

Elmore Leonard, one of the show's executive producers and the author of the books in which the character of Raylan first appeared, is a master at mixing violent drama an incongruous humor.

August 22, 2014 | Full Review…

It is lush with the beauty and weirdness of the folkloric backwoods, gritty with the coal dust of the miserable mines - a sublime pulp terrain.

March 16, 2010 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Justified defies easy categorization or even explanation of its oddball appeal - a characteristic it shares, not coincidentally, with the crime fiction of Elmore Leonard, from which it is drawn.

March 16, 2010 | Full Review…

Whatever you want to call it, Justified is a good show.

March 16, 2010 | Full Review…

Justified hits the FX bullseyes - however many of them they might be.

March 16, 2010 | Full Review…

A drama that curbs its enthusiasm for aggressively anti-hero males and instead gives viewers an easier to swallow blend of Southern Comfort and lemonade. It's a pleasure to drink to that.

March 16, 2010 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Justified: Season 1

Timothy Olyphant stars in the FX original series Justified, a western style crime drama based on an Elmore Leonard short story. Season 1 follows a U.S. marshal named Raylan Givens who gets transferred to his hometown in Kentucky and is forced to confront his past, including his ex-wife, an former girlfriend, a criminal friend from his youth, and his estranged father. Olyphant gives an excellent performance and brings a lot of personality to the character of Givens. And Walton Goggins too really does an extraordinary job with his character. Additionally, the writing is incredibly strong; full of witty dialog and plot threads that build over multiple episodes, culminating in an intense and action-packed finale. A fresh and exciting series, Justified delivers an exceptional first season.


Super Reviewer

The first half of this season takes just way too much time with random cases that won't mean much in the end, making Justified another generic cop show. Better written than most, yes, but that first half just drags on forever and we don't get to know very well these characters. Fortunently, things pick up the pace on the second half, with a cohesive and interesting showdown that would only get better on the next seasons.

Francisco G.

Super Reviewer

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