Legion - Season 1, Episode 1 - Rotten Tomatoes

Chapter 1



Critic Consensus: Equal parts innovative and absurd, "Chapter 1" plunges the audience into a boldly creative universe that seems likely to warrant continued viewing.

Episode Info

In the series premiere, a troubled young man battling mental illness wonders if the visions he experiences are real following a strange encounter with a fellow patient.


Dan Stevens (IV)
as David Haller
Aubrey Plaza
as Lenny Busker
Jean Smart
as Melanie Bird
Rachel Keller
as Sydney 'Syd' Barrett
Jeremie Harris
as Ptonomy Wallace
Amber Midthunder
as Kerry Loudermilk
Katie Aselton
as Amy Haller
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Critic reviews for Chapter 1

Every shot looks like art.

February 22, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Stevens is just awful, and the story overall is pretentious and falls short of the depth that Hawley and the X-Men franchise have previously proven themselves capable of.

February 21, 2017 | Full Review…

Legion isn't perfect, but it shows a hell of a lot of promise

February 7, 2017 | Full Review…

There's a lot to admire in "Chapter 1," but the most surprising and compelling element is that it's just plain frightening, leaning on horror imagery to sell its stakes and mystery.

July 20, 2018 | Full Review…

A trippy, dreamy, literally explosive premiere episode of the most unlikely take on superheroes you could imagine...

June 19, 2018 | Full Review…

Even with (maybe) 10 minutes of slack, this is one of the most interesting looking and unusual shows I've seen in awhile: quirky and threatening, unpredictable and beautifully crafted.

February 23, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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