Marvel's Daredevil: Season 1 Reviews

July 13, 2018
Charlie Cox simply owns the role of Matt Murdock... He sinks so perfectly into the role that (as much as we might love Ben Affleck) he makes us forget the 2003 film ever existed.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
October 20, 2015
If these ham-fisted attempts to retrofit the past into the present dilute "Daredevil" as a commentary on our time, they do give the series a deeper historical resonance.
October 20, 2015
The show is dark, certainly, but dark in a more film noir way, without needing to put on and point out its fedora.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 20, 2015
Daredevil begins by pulling the best elements from the Marvel Cinematic Universe (a focus on the hero's character, just the right amount of self-awareness, and clear action) and applying them to the TV format really well.
April 14, 2015
D'Onofrio's performance is the one truly great thing about a generally pretty-good show.
April 14, 2015
It's also clear that someone's fiddling with the knobs - someone who possesses a true desire to at last find the right tone for these things.
April 13, 2015
Marvel's Daredevil gets the balance right.
April 11, 2015
Since embarking on adapting its own properties, Marvel has done well to make its adaptations accessible to the general public. Daredevil represents a leap into more niche territory, and the results are encouragingly different.
April 11, 2015
Easily the studio's darkest project in terms of both tone and visuals (this is a show covered in shadows), Daredevil is a brutally violent series targeted at an adult audience, dealing with more mature themes than the usual Marvel superhero fare.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
April 10, 2015
The opening minutes of Daredevil give you all of the backstory that you really need. I support this fully.
April 10, 2015
Netflix's Daredevil ... is a shock to the senses in a number of ways, but the first and biggest is that it's really, really good.
April 10, 2015
There's a real vulnerability to Cox's Murdock, both physically -- he does get hurt, and requires near-constant TLC from nurse Claire Temple (Rosario Dawson) -- and spiritually as he struggles with the devil inside.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
April 9, 2015
Marvel's great new Daredevil series for Netflix proves, once again, that no one understands the multiple-platforming world better than the comic book company originally, and fittingly, known as Timely Publications.
April 9, 2015
Yes, we can finally put visions of Ben Affleck in red in the rearview mirror as Matt Murdock has at long last been given the treatment his legions of fans have long-claimed he deserved.
April 9, 2015
Charlie Cox reinvents the gentle hero for the good.
April 9, 2015
Because it's on Netflix, it has the capacity to be something greater, untethered to ratings. But ultimately it's very purple in its prose, yearning to be film noir, but - lacking the writing or grit to achieve that - playing more like hokey blood porn.
April 9, 2015
Fans of the comics should appreciate the clear intent here to make a superhero series that doesn't deviate too much from the source, or pull too many punches.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
April 9, 2015
Marvel's Daredevil, Netflix's latest offering, is a well-scripted, beautifully acted superhero saga that is surprisingly impressive.
April 8, 2015
The result, while eminently watchable, isn't the Daredevil some of us remember.
April 3, 2015
Dark, brooding and violent, the slickly produced series casts the blind hero as Marvel's version of Batman, a masked vigilante as apt to get roughed up himself as pummel the bad guys.