Critic Consensus: The Flash bounds from the starting line with a delightful beginning, given a pep in its step by the sparkling charm of star Grant Gustin.
as Barry Allen/The Flash
as Iris West
as Cisco Ramon
as Caitlin Snow
as Det. Joe West, Det. West
as Nora Allen
as David Singh
as Eddie Thawne
as Harrison Wells
as Mr. Allen
Critic reviews for Pilot
[T]here's a lot of awkwardness that makes this episode a rushed jump-start. The Flash needs more time to incubate.
It's a simple, classic origin story, told in a style that embraces its pulpy roots rather than trying to reinvent them as an urban thriller or a relationship drama.
It may have suffered from some clumsy exposition, but what pilot doesn't? There's a sense of wonder to this show that is absolutely refreshing.
The pros do outweigh the cons here, with impressive visual effects and - most importantly - a roster of winning performances helping The Flash glide over any speed bumps.
Early indications are that The Flash is perfectly suited to the small-screen environment.
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