Metascore
66

Generally favorable reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7

Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Glenn Garvin
    Jun 1, 2018
    80
    What's certain is that Condor, though perhaps a little too conspiracy-laden for its own good and more than a bit heavy-handed in the portrayals of its villains, is a beguiling trip through the wilderness of mirrors that's modern intelligence work. You don't have to believe it; just enjoy it.
  2. Reviewed by: Troy Patterson
    Jun 11, 2018
    70
    The Joe-and-Kathy relationship in the show is an improvement on the film’s, in both plausibility and tone. ... Condor, rewiring the anxieties of classic paranoid thrillers for contemporary nervous systems, presents every citizen’s sense of isolation as the product of a state overrun with double-dealing.
  3. Reviewed by: Robert Lloyd
    Jun 5, 2018
    70
    As the plot lines stretch this way and that and back into the past, the main thread--there is one--can get a little lost. Still, the parts themselves make sense, even when you can’t recall how they fit together.
  4. Reviewed by: Rob Owen
    May 31, 2018
    70
    After a slow start early in the pilot episode, the pace quickens, turning Condor into a taut, violent, compulsively watchable series for fans of “24”-style thrillers.
  5. Reviewed by: Ben Travers
    Mar 12, 2018
    67
    Condor can be a little too blunt--a few of the villains’ lines could use some massaging, especially in romantic scenes--and it hasn’t made any big moves to prove why we need another adaptation, but it has a good handle on the core story. And the story, as we know, is a good one.
  6. 60
    The end product lacks a certain verve. ... Condor is an honorable effort, thoughtfully made even when it’s struggling to differentiate itself from similar projects that came before.
  7. Reviewed by: Daniel D'Addario
    Jun 4, 2018
    50
    The storytelling, here, is workmanlike and efficient. But Joe’s story comes to life too infrequently. ... [Supporting performances] can’t save Condor from a dull leading man and a premise that’s less adapted than retreaded, but they make it much more fun.
User Score
6.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 21 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 21
  2. Negative: 4 out of 21
  1. Sep 9, 2018
    0
    Terrible adaptation of the Robert Redford/Faye Dunaway movie. In this iteration there is no mystery- the bad guys are revealed within theTerrible adaptation of the Robert Redford/Faye Dunaway movie. In this iteration there is no mystery- the bad guys are revealed within the first episode and everything's been dumbed down. The reason why the movie version was so compelling was because he had no idea why he was being hunted, and the audience went along his journey to find out why. Here, everything is spoon fed in advance, and its so silly that you can't help but laugh at the absurdities as to why.

    The dialogue is atrocious- everybody says Joe Turner isn't "kinetically qualified" to escape a very awkward assassination attempt, and the main character has even less personality than in the movie version. Kinetically qualified? WTF?

    Even the bad guys are just so cliched, incompetent, and psychopathic they lack any style or substance whatsoever. Skip this.
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  2. Aug 17, 2018
    7
    Pretty good, but I wish the main character didn't do so many stupid things because it really breaks the illusion of him being a smart guy.Pretty good, but I wish the main character didn't do so many stupid things because it really breaks the illusion of him being a smart guy. Same thing about running ... don't run like that. Full Review »