Arrow: Season 5 Episode 8 Reviews

Alasdair Wilkins
AV Club
Top Critic
July 30, 2018

The writing, the direction, and especially the acting -- all convey a world designed around the desires of its inhabitants, both big and small. Figuring out all the ways that that manifests is part of the story's appeal.

Full Review | Original Score: A
Carissa Pavlica
TV Fanatic
August 3, 2018

It was... a 100th episode celebration...that met demands as both part of the crossover and the 100th episode.

Full Review | Original Score: 3.75
Lissete Lanuza Sáenz
Tell-Tale TV
August 3, 2018

Even when it falters, though, this is certainly the best Arrow has done this season, not just because of the nostalgia factor, but because of the real people inhabiting this hallucination.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Kevin Yeoman
ScreenRant
August 1, 2018

The hour was largely entertaining.

Jen Neal
SciFiNow
August 1, 2018

Something about this episode fell a little flat.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Tyler McCarthy
Den of Geek
July 31, 2018

Capturing key characters like Ray, Sara, and Thea allowed this to feel a lot more like a universe-defining event rather than a gimmicky crossover.

Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Jeffrey Lyles
Lyles' Movie Files
November 30, 2016

Smoothly incorporating the CW-wide crossover and the show's 100th episode, Arrow's chapter of Invasion! was one of the best of the series.

Full Review | Original Score: 9.7/10