Criminal Minds

Series Summary
An elite squad of FBI profilers analyzes the country's most-twisted criminal minds, anticipating the perpetrators' next moves before they can strike again. Each member of the "mind hunter" team brings his or her expertise to pinpoint predators' motivations and identify emotional triggers in order to stop them. The team is led by a strong profiler, Special Agent Aaron Hotchner, who excels at gaining people's trust and eliciting their secrets. Other members of the team include a specialist on obsessional crimes, a quirky genius, and a computer wizard.

Air Dates: 2005 - Present

Genres: Crime drama, Mystery, Suspense

Network: CBS


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Season 11, Ep. 15 : A Badge and a Gun Feb 24, 2016

The BAU team combs Los Angeles for a suspect after security footage is discovered, which shows an unknown subject being invited into victims' homes.

  • Season 11, Ep. 14 : Hostage Feb 10, 2016

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    An 18-year-old woman escapes from the home where she and two other women were held captive for years.

  • Season 11, Ep. 13 : The Bond Jan 27, 2016

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    The BAU looks for a suspect and a motive when victims are found in truck stop restrooms in the South.

  • Season 11, Ep. 12 : Drive Jan 20, 2016

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    When corpses are discovered in public places in Boston, a ride-sharing service may lead the team to the killer.

  • Season 11, Ep. 11 : Entropy Jan 13, 2016

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    Reid plays a central role in the BAU's elaborate plan to take down a ring of hit men known as the Dirty Dozen.

  • Season 11, Ep. 10 : Future Perfect Dec 9, 2015

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    The members of the BAU team track an unknown subject who appears to be fascinated with medical experimentation.

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Based on 21 Critics
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Fan Reviews ( 1 )
  • It's not clear how seriously Patinkin takes the whole thing--it's the same actorly mystery that makes David Caruso's whispery bitterness such a kick on CSI: Miami. [31 Oct 2005, p.39] Show More

  • It's kind of good. Show More

  • The problem with "Criminal Minds" -- other than there are 48 series in a similar vein, 39 of them on CBS -- is that every person in this cast has an area of expertise, and they spend the hour telling you about it in the most unrealistic workplace conversations you'll ever hear. Show More

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