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Critic reviews for Pilot
This show has it all, interesting characters, mystery, love, drama and a bit of comedy.
In its favour, this pilot episode deals us the emerald archer's origin tale in lean, compact fashion.
It's not a completely auspicious debut, but it is entertaining, and filled with enough possibilities to keep audiences tuning in.
Certainly one of the stronger pilots of the season, 'Arrow's clear resemblance to 'Batman Begins' is quickly forgotten as viewers are swept away into the intriguing world of the costumed vigilante.
Over the first 60 minutes of its existence Arrow establishes itself as by far the most thrilling, narratively rich and downright impressive genre TV debut of 2012.
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