Marvel's Luke Cage: Season 2 - TV Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Marvel's Luke Cage: Season 2 Reviews

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August 27, 2018
That's a close metaphor for season 2, in that a prominent adaptation of a beloved comic property invites more scrutiny, and it's a shame it doesn't deliver.
June 26, 2018
They try to cram so much into those episodes that even potentially interesting storylines turn into a slog, and Luke's journey goes from the understandably rage-filled chapter that we see in every hero's story to a chore.
Top Critic
June 21, 2018
There's just too much stuff to really do justice to any of it, and that lack of focus makes it tough to latch on to anything the season is trying to do.
June 20, 2018
Some of these scenes are watchable, good even - but they kill the pace during the series' already-flabby hour-long episodes, and leave you longing for a simpler story without the padding.
June 18, 2018
While Mike Colter and Alfre Woodard deliver solid performances, there simply isn't a compelling story worth exploring.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/10
June 22, 2018
The season premiere, surprisingly, is directed by Lucy Liu. But [the first two] episodes seemed a bit underwhelming.
June 20, 2018
Perhaps the worst offender yet of the Netflix/Marvel drama approach of filling up a 13-episode bag with only three or four episodes' worth of story at best.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Top Critic
June 25, 2018
Bloated, disheveled story but a super soundtrack and performance by Reg E. Cathey.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
June 21, 2018
Luke Cage might be bulletproof, but the character's eponymous Netflix series looks weaker in Season 2 -- not bad, overall, but still experiencing the equivalent of a sophomore slump.
February 3, 2019
The one character that is disserviced is Cage himself, but even then a lot of episodes in the middle he's fine. Overall, a strong entry in the MCU, just not a great one.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 25, 2018
Non-fans might get antsy with at least the first four episodes. But when the show gets cooking it is a good time, fighting crime while winking at our celebrity-obsessed age.
June 16, 2018
Luke Cage's second season marks the darkest point of the Netflix Marvel shows to date, and will have you rethinking your definition of 'good' and 'evil' once you reach the ending.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
June 29, 2018
The show takes its time establishing its style and re-introducing its characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
June 28, 2018
This cast is as beautiful as they are charismatic.
June 19, 2018
Luke Cage Season 2 satisfies like a warm, rousing crescendo. If you can find the beat and stay in tempo, Mike Colter will pull you along for a smooth ride.
June 27, 2018
For Coker and company, listening to the criticism about the show's weaknesses has meant answering that call by digging deeper into the characters, using them to highlight the different ways that we all struggle to wear the right face.
June 26, 2018
Misty is a force throughout the entire season. A cop so close to turning vigilante, I found myself holding my breath during a lot of her scenes... It's an incredible journey.
June 20, 2018
While season 2 is far from perfect, it not only avoids the sophomore slump, it surpasses season 1 through a relentless focus on how both its heroes and villains are defined by their families.
June 20, 2018
Luke Cage Season 2 is slowly but deliberately paced, taking the time to delve deeper into what motivates both its protagonists and its antagonists.
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