Customer Reviews


91 Reviews
5 star:
 (72)
4 star:
 (10)
3 star:
 (7)
2 star:
 (1)
1 star:
 (1)
 
 
 
 
 
Average Customer Review
Share your thoughts with other customers
Create your own review
 
 

The most helpful favorable review
The most helpful critical review


18 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Still great tv
Eleven seasons down and this show is still going great! It's not the same show as it once was in the days of Grissom (William Petersen) but the cast is strong and the stories still worth watching. For fans of the show, this set is a must have. Overall, the episodes of season eleven were closer to the early seasons in terms of quality. The show hit some lean times in...
Published on July 28, 2011 by Aus-jol

versus
16 of 23 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Sacrificing the science on the altar of gratuitous torture porn
Preposterous plot lines and hackneyed writing has taken this once great series and fed it to the sharks.And Fonzie is strapping on his waterskis getting ready for the jump.

Plots include: Vindictive killer contortionists in latex onesies hiding under beds? JUSTIN BIEBER? Shackled women on all fours acting like cats? And a serial killer sending Ray a kidney bean...
Published on September 30, 2011 by J. Jessup


‹ Previous | 1 210 | Next ›
Most Helpful First | Newest First

18 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Still great tv, July 28, 2011
Verified Purchase(What's this?)
This review is from: CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Season 11 (DVD)
Eleven seasons down and this show is still going great! It's not the same show as it once was in the days of Grissom (William Petersen) but the cast is strong and the stories still worth watching. For fans of the show, this set is a must have. Overall, the episodes of season eleven were closer to the early seasons in terms of quality. The show hit some lean times in terms of believability and quality a couple of seasons back, but seems to be hitting it's stride again. May the show continue for many more seasons to come!
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars CSI 11=one good season, August 3, 2011
This review is from: CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Season 11 (DVD)
CSI season 11 was a very good season. it combined the lifes of nick, cathrine, ray, and sara all in one season. season 10 was okay and eleven was great. hoping twelve is even better. this is the season to get. And a 3-part finale, never done before and it was better than ever.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Most Worthy Addition, November 2, 2011
Verified Purchase(What's this?)
This review is from: CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Season 11 (DVD)
I own every season of CSI. One of the things I look forward to every year is the extras and deleted scenes. The interviews with the series' stars and showrunners are treasure troves of information, and it's fun to hear the actors' perspectives on various aspects of the season just completed. However, I was a little disappointed with the actor interviews for season 11, because there were no interviews with Laurence Fishburne. I would've really liked to hear his views on the whole Nate Haskell storyline and the dark depths of his character, Dr. Ray Langston. Other than that, the special features in this season 11 set were very enjoyable. The one about "Walking with Dinousaur" was especially delightful, but the one about Sqweegel is not for squeamish! The writers talked about how they came up with some of the stories. But the best of the special features was the actors talking about the evolution of their characters and how they've changed and grown over the years. If you love CSI in all of it incarnations (like I do!), you will not be disappointed.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


16 of 23 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Sacrificing the science on the altar of gratuitous torture porn, September 30, 2011
This review is from: CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Season 11 (DVD)
Preposterous plot lines and hackneyed writing has taken this once great series and fed it to the sharks.And Fonzie is strapping on his waterskis getting ready for the jump.

Plots include: Vindictive killer contortionists in latex onesies hiding under beds? JUSTIN BIEBER? Shackled women on all fours acting like cats? And a serial killer sending Ray a kidney bean in the mail? Come on...REALLY?

The writing is atrocious, they are giving the cast such absurd one liners that even Henny Youngman would be barfing in the nearest corner. (E.G. Catherine walking by the industrial shredder saying "well I wouldn't wanna fall into that" Or Nick commenting on some drunk women who threw a guy over a hotel railing "A friend will help you move, but a good friend will help you move a body" NYUK NYUK.) Just awful and insipid writing that is totally contrary to the original CSI creative ethos

The most frustrating aspect of season 11 is that it has sacrificed the science in favor of a level of violence so abhorrent it actually crosses into torture porn. The science USED to tell the story of what happened with minimal flashbacks and just the right amount of special effects. Now the science is packed on the hideous back of the violence with such ridiculously over the top effects and repetitive bloody and violent flashbacks that the viewer is left to feel violated and in need of a shower. It takes pandering to a level even gutters can't compete with. This is especially apparent in an episode featuring a victim who is force fed clam chowder made with his own severed ear and sprinkled with shards of shredded credit cards. The episode with the kidnapping and torture of Rays wife was also repellant and gratuitous. When will Hollywood pull its head out of its backside and stop offering rape as entertainment?

This season also shows a gruesome suicide by hanging that will induce nausea in anyone who has maintained even a modicum of sentience. On the subject of sentience, the episode about hoarding was especially lacking in it. It was offensive and demeaning and was the one episode in this particular season that made my heart ache for the loss of Grissoms humane, empathetic, compassionate AND INFORMED presence.

Grissoms abscence is agonizing still but there are two cast members whose radiant and exceptional performances are what made Season 11 bearable in some respects. Paul Guilfoyle as Jim Brass is the anchor, the rock, the hero. He is a solid presence and lends some much needed credibility to CSI. Super Dave (David Berman) is another highlight who brings a special soothing light to a show that seems to be getting darker and darker with every passing season.

To the producers please bring back the science. You made it sexy once and you can surely do it again. And science is nothing without the scientists...the HUMANS behind it. The best episodes are the ones that employ both in equal measure with the special effects used only to enhance the science not upstage it. The scientists were where the original humanity of this show emanated from, please don't forget the humanity.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Finally, Closed Captioning, July 20, 2013
Verified Purchase(What's this?)
This review is from: CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Season 11 (DVD)
I had noted in reviews of two previous seasons that closed captions were only available if the DVDs were played on a computer with WMC or VLC. The subtitles/captions were not available when playing them on stand-alone DVD players. Starting with Season 11 of CSI, closed captions can be selected on DVD players. For myself, and I figure many others, this is a big deal not having to hook up a PC to the TV in order to watch a DVD with captions.

I wish reviews for all DVDs would indicate whether CC is accessible on player devices or required a PC instead. This is even of more importance now that in Windows 8, Windows Media Center is an add-on for a fee, rather than included in the operating system. (note: The free VLC media player can be downloaded in its place)
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


10 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars New season, New investigations, Same Team, May 25, 2011
This review is from: CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Season 11 (DVD)
The 11th season of CSI is very good. During the 22 episodes we have fun, action and good investigations. In the episode 13 ("The Two Mrs. Grissom"), William Petersen is back but uncredited, in episodes 14, the Ex-Wife of Langston appears and she's back in episodes 20, 21 & 22 with the "Dick & Jane" killer... So, If you're addicted to this show this season is for You !!!
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars, July 4, 2014
This review is from: CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Season 11 (DVD)
Happy Mother, Happy Life
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best!, May 28, 2014
Verified Purchase(What's this?)
This review is from: CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Season 11 (DVD)
While I really enjoyed the Gil Grissom character, I found that I actually preferred Lawrence Fishburne's character. He seemed so much more a team player than Grissom did. He did things and interacted with the team much more than Grissom. Now of course we have Ted Danson and I am getting used to his character too.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


5.0 out of 5 stars Ms Joyce, May 6, 2014
Verified Purchase(What's this?)
This review is from: CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Season 11 (DVD)
I love all CSI series. The stories are great and the actors are good too. Will keep watching the series on TV and get their dvds too.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome Series, April 22, 2014
By 
Casteela (APO, AP United States) - See all my reviews
Verified Purchase(What's this?)
This review is from: CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Season 11 (DVD)
This series is really awesome and is going to make a great gift for the CSI fanatic in our family.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


‹ Previous | 1 210 | Next ›
Most Helpful First | Newest First

Details

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Season 11
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Season 11 by Laurence Fishburne (DVD - 2011)
$29.98 $17.29
In Stock
Add to cart Add to wishlist
Search these reviews only
Rate and Discover Movies
Send us feedback How can we make Amazon Customer Reviews better for you? Let us know here.