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Gotham: Season 1 Episode 14 Reviews

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Alyse Wax
Superhero Hype
August 22, 2018

That's a lot of bad guys to jam into 14 episodes. Did anyone stop to think that maybe you could save a couple of them for future seasons? It's not satisfying, especially if you are familiar with a particular villain and want to see him fleshed out more.

Rob Bricken
July 19, 2018

It's true! "The Fearsome Dr. Crane" is Gotham's best episode in several weeks, thanks to a solid villain, the Penguin (as usual), and just a smidge of total insanity.

Mike Cecchini
Den of Geek
July 18, 2018

Gotham has been absolutely nailing its openings lately... Unfortunately, "The Fearsome Dr. Crane" never quite lives up to the promise of this first scene.

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Anthony Ocasio
July 17, 2018

We see a city which has come alive, growing to support the weight of its many familiar characters; instead of the other way around, which was the uphill battle the series has been facing since its premiere.

Michael Calia
Wall Street Journal
Top Critic
July 17, 2018

Donal Logue gets his first chance in a while to shine as Bullock as he gets most of the spotlight for this episode.

Joseph McCabe
July 16, 2018

Fortunately, the procedural elements are minimized in favor of character development.

Kevin Fitzpatrick
July 16, 2018

Overwhelmingly alludes to the presence of a great Batman villain, but has no delivery system in place to capitalize on it.

Karmen Fox
Baltimore Sun
July 16, 2018

What an agonizingly good episode.

Dave Golder
Total Film
March 30, 2015

The main plot, then, was a deftly crafted Gotham procedural with a memorable baddie and a sense of macabre fun... but there was so much more to savour as well.

Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Eric Walters
Paste Magazine
February 3, 2015

This week was about coming back to earth, and coming to terms with the show's strengths and weaknesses. Gotham is a far cry from a great drama, but it has decent building blocks that could one day get it to that echelon.

Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Jeremy Egner
New York Times
Top Critic
February 3, 2015

The bottom-line result is that Gotham has evolved into a more consistently engaging show, even if some of its conventions might eventually get a bit repetitive

Chris Hayner
February 3, 2015

There's not much in the way of his family history or how Dr. Jonathan Crane came to take on the terrifying [Scarecrow] mantle. With the character's introduction on Gotham, that will finally be made clear.

Mark Trammell
TV Equals
February 3, 2015

This was a good episode, but nothing spectacular, with some decided holes in the plot this time around that was pretty noticeable.

Adam Bellotto
Film School Rejects
February 3, 2015

Here, Gotham demonstrates a level of self-awareness I never realized the show was capable of.

Simon Abrams
New York Magazine/Vulture
Top Critic
February 3, 2015

Gotham's status quo may be actively changing, but for now, "The Fearsome Dr. Crane" just feels like a skittish step back.

Darren Orf
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic
February 2, 2015

"The Fearsome Dr. Crane" is an example of Gotham I'd like to see more of.

Vinnie Mancuso
Top Critic
February 2, 2015

You can not keep doing this, Gotham! You can not keep taking all the names of super villains we know, swapping out the first name and saying it's their cousin!

Sean T. Collins
Rolling Stone
Top Critic
February 2, 2015

"The Fearsome Dr. Crane" was clever, creepy, funny on purpose, deliberately disturbing (instead of thoughtlessly so), and graced with an excellent villain-of-the-week.

Aaron Neuwirth
The Young Folks
February 2, 2015

Once again we have an episode of Gotham that offers up some good scenes wrapped inside of an average-ish show.

MaryAnn Sleasman
February 2, 2015

It was definitely a foundation episode-and foundations tend to function best when they're level.

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