CRIMINAL MINDS revolves around an elite team of FBI profilers who analyze the country's most twisted criminal minds, anticipating their next moves before they strike again. The Behavioral Analysis Unit's most prominent age... more »nt is David Rossi (Joe Mantegna), a founding member of the BAU, who returns to help the team solve new cases, while pursuing some unfinished business of his own. Each member brings his or her own area of expertise to the table as they pinpoint predators' motivations and identify their emotional triggers in the attempt to stop them.« less
Erica B. (Movies4life) from BARNESVILLE, MN Reviewed on 12/5/2017...
Criminal Minds is a roller coaster of emotions that pulls on the heart strings and involves the viewer so they feel what the character feels. Throwing twists and turns in each episode, keeps the viewer wanting more. C.M. will become classic with the well done research and story lines. Great series for those who enjoy twists and great characters.
K. K. (GAMER) Reviewed on 8/10/2015...
This season has been well written unlike season 2.
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Season three...better than ever
tv is my friend | appleton, wi United States | 06/11/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"i have to say i was leery about season three when i heard mandy patinkin was leaving. but my fears were for nothing. season three is probably my favorite yet. it has many strong episodes, tries new things (true night, one of my favorites) and gives us a peek into garcia's life in several riveting episodes.
i don't care about rossi the way i cared about gideon, but he's a good character and i'm glad he's not a carbon copy of jason. the team works together very well and season three shows that cm is more of an ensemble show now...which i very much enjoy.
as usual, cm has excellent supporting actors in every episode, riveting story lines, and makes fantastic use of background music choices. i can't wait to buy season three, and i'm looking forward to season 4. season three is especially worthwhile to see how much doctor spencer reid has changed and grown from season one. highly recommended.
imo, the best season 3 eps are:
in birth and death scared to death 7 seconds true night lucky penelope third life damage higher power elephant's memory tabula rasa"
Another cracking season
Mike Purkis | Lincoln, UK | 10/20/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Another cracking season of criminal minds, brilliant program. Only 1 small criticism. The review on the website (and to be, fair the back of the dvd) state this dvd has English subtitles. I find sometimes the characters say things quickly or quietly and you miss important bits and have to repeatedly rewind. Don't be fooled. There are no subtitles on this dvd!! Anyway, other than that, this season is excellent, with some interesting twists on the bad guys. Well worth the money."
They keep you wanting for more!
Guadalupe Montes De Oca | Guadalajara, Mexico | 11/05/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I enjoyed very much the first two seasons. But when I read that Mandy Patinkin had left the show I was disappointed and thought that was the end of Criminal Minds. I was so wrong! And don't get me wrong, he was a great asset being the character they most turned to for advise in all areas of the psyque. Joe Mantegna is more likable -sorry Mandy- and though he was brought to the show almost abruptly, they show you how he adapts gradually to everybody and the new way things are done at the BAU since he had been part of it when it began. Throughout the season, Joe Mantegna integrates the team like a piece of a puzzle that didn't quite fit was removed and placed by the perfect one, and now I see that the show will not only survive it's leading character but will do better with the new one.
Now, the plot. Unfortunately, there are so many sick in this world that they will never run out of new ideas for a show. Every episode is good, has new twists, and some episodes are even better that what we would sometimes expect; you are guessing who is going to be the bad guy and how they are going to figure out, by his/her personality or behavior, who committed this or that murder. It's just so wonderfully made that sometimes I think I have a bit of a psychologist in me!
It never gets boring and even though it is about solving mostly murders, I always finish watching with a sense of satisfaction.
The only bad thing is that I watched it so fast that now I am tapping my fingers waiting for the fourth season. Don't miss this one!"
Very important season of a great show
barry | Boston, MA United States | 02/06/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"CRIMINAL MINDS had established itself as a huge ratings hit. Over the first 2 seasons it had developed characters to care about who worked for the Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU) of the FBI. It broke the mold from other nighttime crime shows and was very unique in that it not only showed how the minds of serial killers and criminals worked but also how the FBI used profiling and other skills to unearth the pattern of each killer they were investigating. Season 2 saw some slight cast changes from season 1 but no one on the show saw what was coming at the beginning of season 3.
To view the season as an entity you see a series grow even further than it had before. You see what it means for a cast to truly work together and have each member be strong. The only thing noticable is the shortage of episodes and this is due to the writers strike and this was out of the shows hands. They still managed to come up with 20 mezmerizing episodes. But anyone who loved this show for the first two seasons saw Mandy Patinkin as the star and he is now gone. The writers and producers had to make it so that the viewers saw none of the drama that was going on behind the camera and what we get is a seamless story line introducing Joe Mantegnana who manages to bring an even stronger presence without eclipsing Patinkin. And the viewer can see the cast coming together. Episodes are given to each cast member providing the audience the unique opportunity to aquire knowledge of their personal lives which is often lost with such shows. It makes sense that it works so well on CRIMINAL MINDS for the storylines are often horrific and reach the fine line of what can be shown on televison. We get to see how the job and the cases effect the agents which helps ease the intensity for us the viewers.
I enjoy much nighttime television but don't purchase much for posterity. I find the quality in writing, acting and producing to be above reproach on CRIMINAL MINDS. The plots are inventive, engrossing and violence always serves a purpose. It is used in a realistic way and nver crosses the line. It gets intense but the subject here is very intense. The show also manages to inject quips of humour but bottom line is this is a show that continues to pull the viewer in and only gets better with season 3. True crime is a subject of huge popularity and this show follows in the same vein. If you are new to this superb series now as good a time as any to introduce yourself to one of tv's best."
Still Very Good But Took a Step Down
J. Yee | New York, NY | 10/11/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"While I understood very well why Mandy Patinkin had to leave and felt the writers did a great job in writing Jason Gideon's departure, I feel the show took a step down in losing such an amazing character and actor. The Jason Gideon character gave a very important level of balance to a show that is essentially about a hard look at the coldest and darkest side of humanity. Jason Gideon was a very believable character that even with so many years of being in the field and considered to be the very top in the field, still felt pain and compassion not only for the victims he worked tirelessly to save from that dark side but also for his team and in helping them through their fears and susceptabilities. Mandy Patinkin played that role with grace and class showing the vulnerabilities of the character with a very human light. The new character - Rossi has a harder edge - much like you would expect from a veteran but there's less to like and to identify with. Joe Mantegna does a wonderful job of making that character different from the previous lead and giving the other regular characters a chance to develop their human sides. The third and fourth seasons, were very good seasons (and in fact I first got hooked by an episode in the fourth season), but its definitely lost a bit of balance without Jason Gideon/Mandy Patinkin there."