Gotham - Season 1, Episode 1 - Rotten Tomatoes




Critic Consensus: Though overcrowded with introductions, the Gotham pilot sets the template for an engrossing crime drama with moody atmosphere and likable lead actors.

Episode Info

Gordon and his world-weary partner Harvey Bullock investigate the killings of billionaire philanthropist Thomas Wayne and his wife Martha. The only witness to their shootings is the couple's young son Bruce. Ep. 1


Benjamin McKenzie
as James Gordon
Donal Logue
as Harvey Bullock
Jada Pinkett Smith
as Fish Mooney
Erin Richards
as Barbara Kean
Sean Pertwee
as Alfred Pennyworth
Robin Lord Taylor
as Oswald Cobblepot, Penguin
David Mazouz
as Bruce Wayne
Camren Bicondova
as Selina Kyle
Zabryna Guevara
as Capt. Sarah Essen, Sarah Essen
Cory Michael Smith
as Edward Nigma, Edward Nygma
Victoria Cartagena
as Renee Montoya
John Doman
as Carmine Falcone
Richard Kind
as Mayor Aubrey James
Drew Powell
as Butch Gilzean
Andrew Stewart Jones
as Crispus Allen
Grayson McCouch
as Dr. Thomas Wayne
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Critic reviews for Pilot

When the show isn't being a game of "Hey look at this person you know!" and it's doing its own thing, like something closer to Law and Order: Gotham City, it's actually really entertaining.

November 24, 2014 | Full Review…

It's Jada who steals this hour - and who will probably continue to steal the hours to come. It's the best work we've seen her do in years.

June 8, 2018 | Full Review…

Difficult to judge. When it works, it works very well. But when it doesn't, there are moments that land with resounding thuds so heavy that you almost expect them to appear in technicolor, Batman '66 style, on screen.

July 18, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

It was a solid - if at times bumbling and awkward - start for the show.

July 17, 2018 | Full Review…

Fox's Gotham will provide a thoroughly fun and entertaining hour of television that can stand on its own merits.

July 16, 2018 | Full Review…

While there's something numbingly dutiful about the stylized slaying and the ensuing roll out of future villains... if you have any "Batman" sympathies at all, you can feel it working on you.

July 16, 2018 | Full Review…

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