Strike Back

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[Cinemax] An unlikely alliance between two crack special agents fuels the breakneck action and heart-pounding suspense in Season 1 of this series.
Starring
Philip WinchesterSullivan Stapleton
Genres
DramaMilitary and WarAction
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English

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  1. 1. Episode 1
    August 11, 2011
    46min
    TV-MA
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    [Cinemax] HD. 'Episode 1.' (Series Premiere) An ex-Delta Force operative teams with a British Section 20 agent to track down a terrorist in New Delhi.
  2. 2. Episode 2
    August 11, 2011
    45min
    TV-MA
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    [Cinemax] HD. 'Episode 2.' (Season One) Scott & Stonebridge uncover the identity of Mahmood as the hotel siege in New Delhi reaches a critical juncture.
  3. 3. Episode 3
    August 26, 2011
    45min
    TV-MA
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    [Cinemax] HD. 'Episode 3.' (Season One) Section 20 trails Latif to South Africa; IRA mercenary Daniel Connolly threatens a weapons-system designer.
  4. 4. Episode 4
    September 9, 2011
    44min
    TV-MA
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    [Cinemax] HD. 'Episode 4.' (Season One) Scott and Stonebridge try to thwart Connolly's ruthless plan to deliver ATAT's WMD device to Latif.
  5. 5. Episode 5
    September 16, 2011
    45min
    TV-MA
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    [Cinemax] HD. 'Episode 5.' (Season One) A kidnapping forces Stonebridge and Scott into an alliance with an arms dealer with ties to Latif.
  6. 6. Episode 6
    September 23, 2011
    45min
    TV-MA
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    [Cinemax] HD. 'Episode 6.' (Season One) Stonebridge and Crawford track down Clare, but continue to be hunted by the Janjaweed.
  7. 7. Episode 7
    September 30, 2011
    45min
    TV-MA
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    [Cinemax] HD. 'Episode 7.' (Season One) The kidnapping of four hostages forces Section 20 to divert Stonebridge and Scott to the forests of Kosovo.
  8. 8. Episode 8
    October 7, 2011
    45min
    TV-MA
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    [Cinemax] HD. 'Episode 8.' (Season One) Scott, Stonebridge and the four EU hostages find their backs to the wall in Kosovo after a double-cross.
  9. 9. Episode 9
    October 14, 2011
    45min
    TV-MA
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    [Cinemax] HD. 'Episode 9.' (Season One) Scott and Stonebridge head to Chechnya in search of Latif and a lethal stash of chemical weapons.
  10. 10. Episode 10
    October 21, 2011
    45min
    TV-MA
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    [Cinemax] HD. 'Episode 10.' In the explosive season finale, Scott and Stonebridge track a pair of suicide bombers who could bring Budapest to its knees.

Bonus (2)

  1. Bonus: Original Series on MAX
    This video is currently unavailable
    October 11, 2017
    55sec
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    HD. Take an exhilarating glimpse at the action-packed original series only on Cinemax!
  2. Bonus: About Strike Back
    July 13, 2011
    5min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    HD. Join 'Strike Back' stars Philip Winchester and Sullivan Stapleton for this inside look at the thrilling Cinemax original series.

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Season year
2011
Network
HBO
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9150 global ratings

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MardleReviewed in the United States on August 9, 2016
1.0 out of 5 stars
Action but sex filled
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Good action but almost pornographic; I won't be watching anymore.
44 people found this helpful
Kwame MReviewed in the United States on June 8, 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
extraordinary, high quality show!!!
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This review is for both season 1 and 2 and since I don't want to write two (similar) reviews i might as well say all I need to say here.

Without droning on and on, I have to say this has been one of the most extraordinary action thriller tv series' I've ever seen. Period. I dont know what was more impressive; the awesome action sequences coupled brilliantly with excellent writing or the acting along with such compelling storylines. Indeed, my biggest praise is reserved for the extraordinarily high production values, which only current hot shows like HBO's Game of Thrones and Netflix's Marco Polo can match. The cinematography, set locations, special effects and stunts surpass any tv action series I've ever seen including the likes of 24, Homeland etc. as well as most action movies today for all their heavy investment in visual and special effects. Truly, Strike Back is the gold standard for action thrillers today. I'm still in wonder over how a tv connoisseur as I believe myself to be, could've missed this show until I discovered it right here and to learn it's been running for five or six seasons now. I'm even in greater wonder as to how (from my perspective) this show has bit garnered nearly as much attention as it deserves. That I'm in shock.
38 people found this helpful
Betty C.Reviewed in the United States on October 18, 2016
1.0 out of 5 stars
Guns and porn
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The casting was way too Hollywood. The women were all size six or less, with boobs prominently featured - even the colonel wore a tight T shirt. The male stars were both chiseled specimens. There wasn't a real looking, homely person on the set. The sex scenes between Scott and his many conquests were way overdone and boy did they milk the nudity. But even worse was their attempt to show Scott getting serious about a woman. That was nauseating. The sex alternated with the scenes of gratuitous violence, which got more and more implausible, as Scott and Stonebridge took on armies of opponents. It was a good series to fall asleep by, but eventually, we got impatient with the silly formula.
37 people found this helpful
SFvet 18F40Reviewed in the United States on August 15, 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
Fast paced military action-adventure, SAS and US SF in global counter-terror operations
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'Strike Back' pulls no punches in telling the story of a Brit SAS soldier (Philip Winchester) teamed up with an American former SF trooper (Sullivan Stapleton), both now attached to a covert counter-terrorist team. These two are very convincing in their roles; the producer and director obviously hired highly competent military advisors. While the frequency of encounters with attractive females is fanciful compared to real world direct action ops, it does make for good scenery, and the women actors -- often as involved in fighting as the men; not just wives and girlfriends -- are strong and well scripted. The episode involving Tuareg fighters led by a beautiful Berber woman was outstanding.

The Brits are now doing action adventure better than our politically correct US film and television industry if this series is a representative example. The script is tightly focused and fast paced, with a far better ratio of action to side drama (as on such US series as 'The Unit'). The characters are far more complex and realistic than normal for this genre, e.g. an American veteran of the French Foreign Legion now working as a South African mercenary, who starts out as a hardened villain only to die an honorable death.

Apparently there is an earlier 'Season 1' only shown in Britain that did not make it to the Cinemax/ Amazon selections; hopefully Amazon can use its global reach to bring these episodes to us. Meanwhile I look forward to Season 3.

De oppresso liber.
20 people found this helpful
MypronReviewed in the United States on January 23, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
A BBC 24 with adult situations galore..
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I was VERY impressed with Strike Back!! I had some misgivings going in that the story may be too simple, but I was impressed by the scope of the story, the characters and the points of interests used in the filming. Of course, every episode appears to have at least one "adult" situation, which I'm okay with. Eye candy can't hurt a show, but I also think there should be a better balance in the use of it. Sometimes I feel likes it's a mandatory scene in each episode now.. Overall though I really like it and am halfway into season 2 with equal excitement!
13 people found this helpful
B. SeiglerReviewed in the United States on January 27, 2016
4.0 out of 5 stars
High octane show with some of the best action sequences on television.
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Strike Back is a fun show to watch, kind of like a British version of 24, but with multiple plot lines building into one story over the course of the season. The plot for season one is extremely interesting, and while I will not give any spoilers, it fits in very well with the war on terror. The one real issue with the show is the constant need to have a sex scene in every episode. It is comical how they work a random woman into the scene, have sex, and then return to battle. I understand this is supposed to be an adult action show, but at least make the scenes reasonable. Otherwise the show is fun and exciting. The funny part about the show is there is an American guy playing a British soldier, and an Australian guy playing an American.
14 people found this helpful
Ashley millerReviewed in the United States on August 11, 2018
2.0 out of 5 stars
Strike this!
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There was a BBC series called Strike Back staring Richard Armitage. I thought this was that series, or at least a continuation so I was really excited to find it. Then I was really pissed when they killed Richards character off in the first ten minutes and replaced him with some american twat. Dont waste your time or money.
8 people found this helpful
NycmonReviewed in the United States on August 10, 2015
4.0 out of 5 stars
take the good with the bad...
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Good show overall... I think Winchester played the part of Stonebridge really well and comes off as a believable military specialist. Sullivan, on the other hand, I thought was hardly believable as Scott, an ex Delta Force. His acting and movements betray the fact that he is no ex Delta. I mean, come on people, most of his action scenes are kind of awkward and he hardly comes off as specially trained personnel. His personality is also mostly off-putting and very annoying. However, my main complaint about Sullivan is his action scenes. He really should have trained more and try to make himself look more believable. The way he holds his weapons, the way he fights, and his reactions to situations all leave much to be desired. He is the only reason I couldn't give this series a 5 star rating. I wish they had found someone else to play Scott...seriously... Oh well, what can you do right? You deal with the good and the bad in life lol...Winchester = good : Sullivan = bad. That, I guess, is the gist of my review on the series....
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