Pilot
Gotham Season 1

79%

TOMATOMETER

Critic Ratings: 24
Critics 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

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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.

Nov 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.

Jun 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.

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

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

Jul 17, 2018 | Full Review…

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

Jul 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.

Jul 16, 2018 | Full Review…

It is a procedural crime drama and a series set inside a comic book world. That is neat enough as far as the visual aesthetic goes, but providing familiar characters in new forms does enough to create an even richer environment.

Jul 16, 2018 | Full Review…

Truthfully, I like the casting for all the characters and the grim moody setting that encompasses this crime drama that won't (or shouldn't) just be a cop procedural. The fact that FOX seems willing to go for something a bit more serialized is exciting.

Jul 16, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

It's all very low key, and timid, as if it's scared to play with the premise.

Jul 16, 2018 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

A decent start to a promising series that could well end up being one of the better comic-derived shows on television, though it's got a ways to go before it achieves "Arrow" levels of awesomeness.

Jul 16, 2018 | Full Review…