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The Musketeers - (S01E02)

Adventure . Drama

Notorious criminal Vadim seeks to make life unbearable for the authorities that have imprisoned him. When he engineers a full-scale riot, it falls to the Musketeers to protect those whom he seeks to destroy.

Episode Title: Sleight of Hand
Airs: 2014-01-26 at 09:00 pm
  • Genevieve Valentine

    A well-acted romp that carries just enough weight to justify tuning in, The Musketeers is a campy delight; no one ever hands over a blade when tossing one with a flourish will do, and this time, that’s just as it should be.

    The A.V. Club Full Review
  • Mary McNamara

    Refreshingly realistic in some ways (there is much jumping out of high windows, but the jumper is often actually injured) and soothingly romantic in others, "The Musketeers" is a captivating balance of spectacle and story, true enough to the essentials of the original, modern enough to understand the necessity of humor and self-reference.

    Los Angeles Times Full Review
  • Nancy DeWolf Smith

    While the series is not without humor--including the occasional sexual witticism--it is never camp, a huge plus for devotees of genuine drama.

    Wall Street Journal Full Review
  • David Hinckley

    The adventure is good, the characters are better than good, and the playful, often insulting repartee is someting you might hear from college buddies on holiday in Cabo. These Musketeers are worth a bite.

    New York Daily News Full Review
  • Tirdad Derakhshani

    Old-fashioned it may be in spirit, but this adventure tale is nothing if not exciting.

    Philadelphia Inquirer Full Review
  • Ed Bark

    [The episodes] sequentially get better and deeper, with the tragic back stories of Athos and Aramis fueling hours three and four.

    Uncle Barky Full Review
  • Alessandra Stanley

    The Musketeers is an old-fashioned reinvention that is faithful to the spirit of the novel even as it changes the words.

    The New York Times Full Review
  • Matt Roush

    It's a little cheesy, but never takes itself very seriously.

    TV Guide Magazine Full Review
  • Darren Franich

    This lighthearted, thin import is worth a watch. [20 Jun 2014, p.60]

    Entertainment Weekly Full Review
  • Rob Owen

    A fine but unexceptional retelling.

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Full Review
  • Jeff Korbelik

    It's a ho-hum procedural with a new story each week, but I like how the series strives for authenticity in setting and costumes.

    The Lincoln Journal Star Full Review
  • Mark A. Perigard

    The Czech Republic location shoots convincingly suggest medieval France, but the episodes run an unwieldy 75 minutes long. Capaldi is terrific and commands the screen as if he’s on an HBO series while everyone else is in a cartoon.

    Boston Herald Full Review
  • Diane Werts

    Colorfully drawn. But all inside the lines.

    Newsday Full Review
  • David Wiegand

    Hodges has done a good job weaving new plot twists and characters into the familiar story. The Musketeers may not be either the greatest treatment of the Dumas tale or the most revolutionary, but it is fun for all, and all for fun.

    San Francisco Chronicle Full Review

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