The Closer: Season 1 - Rotten Tomatoes

The Closer: Season 1 (1998)



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A Denver ad exec (Tom Selleck) decides to open his own agency after he's fired for losing a big account for his firm. It was Selleck's first TV series since "Magnum, P.I." ended in 1988, and was gone within three months.


Tom Selleck
as Jack McLaren
Edward Asner
as Carl `Dobbs' Dobson
David Krumholtz
as Bruno Verma
Hedy Burress
as Alex McLaren
Penelope Ann Miller
as Erica Hewitt

Critic Reviews for The Closer: Season 1

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (4)

The premiere episode of "The Closer" picks up steam as it rolls along - a good sign. The first half is pleasant but not particularly funny, while the second half remains enjoyable and is loaded with laughs.

August 14, 2019 | Full Review…

Though never less than engaging, [Tom] Selleck seems miscast as Jack McLaren, a Denver advertising man known for his ability to close any deal with the perfect pitch.

August 14, 2019 | Rating: C | Full Review…

In short, "The Closer" ain't quite there yet, but has obvious potential.

August 14, 2019 | Full Review…
Top Critic

[Tom] Selleck is about as unlikable as free money. He doesn't play a jerk very well.

August 14, 2019 | Full Review…

[Tom] Selleck is noisily revved up to distraction here. After paying his dues as a dramatic actor as well as displaying a comedic side from time to time, he surely can do better than this.

August 14, 2019 | Full Review…

The premise of ''The Closer'' is as mundane as they come, but this generic workplace comedy is redeemed by Mr. Selleck at his sly, charming best.

August 14, 2019 | Full Review…

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