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Marvel's Cloak & Dagger: Season 1 Reviews

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June 15, 2018
Cloak and Dagger hasn't escaped the problems that plague its brethren, but it has introduced some fresh components that make the latter feel like a real possibility.
Full Review | Original Score: B
June 14, 2018
[The] supporting cast also gets an upgrade.... while each of these tweaks is relatively minor on its own, all together they put the series in a much better position to succeed than a direct adaptation would.
June 12, 2018
Sex, drugs, police violence in gritty teen superhero tale.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 8, 2018
I'm excited for Cloak & Dagger because of the thing it's going to become, the dance the characters are beginning to choreograph around each other -- the anticipation and the narrative tension.
June 8, 2018
Stream It, because the chemistry between Holt and Joseph is apparent in their brief scenes together, so we're looking forward to seeing them together more going forward.
June 8, 2018
Cloak & Dagger doesn't have full control of its powers in its first two episodes, but through its commanding young lead actors and its timely and relevant themes, it shows much potential.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
June 8, 2018
Cloak & Dagger is also something we haven't seen from Marvel in years: a canon without the baggage of legions of fans, expectations, and pre-loaded storylines.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 7, 2018
The premiere mistakes the details of its characters' backstory for propulsive storytelling, and in doing so begins long before the story actually starts.
June 7, 2018
It's a rocky start, but once the series leans into its more formally audacious structures and brings its two leads together, Cloak & Dagger finds its identity and gives viewers a reason to invest.
Full Review | Original Score: B
June 7, 2018
In a media market filled with caped crusaders, Cloak & Dagger still manages to stand out by breaking the rules for what it means to be a superhero.
June 7, 2018
All [the] ponderousness is executed with a confidence and skill that promises a satisfying first season, and one I think you should give a shot. Let Marvel's and Freeform's kid sibling shine its own light (and shadow).
Full Review | Original Score: 8.6/10
Top Critic
June 7, 2018
Importantly, crucially, we get believable and well-earned reasons - rooted in information revealed in those early, talkier episodes - for them to adopt the superheroic lifestyle, and devote themselves to justice, instead of revenge.
June 7, 2018
As a Freeform show, "Cloak & Dagger" has to skew in family-soap-opera and teenage-romance directions... Helping it go down are reliably good work by Gloria Reuben and Andrea Roth as the heroes' moms, and the location photography in New Orleans...
June 7, 2018
Their journey should be thrilling, fascinating. It's a chore.
June 7, 2018
Despite all indications that this Freeform production is made for the YA crowd, this beautifully shot and executed series is more artful and sophisticated than its genre of origin suggests.
June 6, 2018
Cloak and Dagger isn't a joyful series - it's an often somber coming-of-age story of two kids deeply traumatized but trying to heal - but it's joyful to watch it unfold.
June 6, 2018
Cloak and Dagger suffers from what many of the other Marvel shows do: it's too sluggish in its story pace and the plot falls by the wayside.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
June 5, 2018
Cloak & Dagger, however, feels more akin to the Netflix genre of Marvel shows in all its grittiness - but it has an immediate leg up thanks to judicious editing, careful characterization, and downright surreal storytelling.
June 5, 2018
[Marvel's Cloak & Dagger] isn't sharp enough to draw blood.
June 4, 2018
While the first hour is sort of an often depressing slog, the show gains steam in its second hour, presumably after network execs gave notes to producers to pick up the pace.
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