Gotham - Season 1, Episode 1 - Rotten Tomatoes

Pilot

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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

Cast

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…

Gotham does work when it spins in the opposite direction and strays from what we've become too familiar with. Cobblepot is a delicious wild card, Fish Mooney is a fun addition, and Alfred is joyfully uncouth.

November 24, 2014 | Full Review…

Gotham's pilot had its low points and high points, but the lows weren't so low that the highs couldn't save it.

November 24, 2014 | Full Review…

Now that Gotham has arrived, it's easy to see the producers went out of their way to include just about everything Batman-related they could, without the telltale cape and cowl.

November 24, 2014 | Full Review…

The dialogue wasn't the pilot's only downside. The plot had little breathing room, ham-fisting nearly every recognizable villain before the half-hour mark: Catwoman, the Riddler, the Penguin, Poison Ivy.

November 24, 2014 | Full Review…

Change is a constant in Gotham City, and so far, that's the show's biggest problem.

November 24, 2014 | Full Review…

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