Marvel's The Defenders: Season 1 Reviews

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August 15, 2017
While The Defenders is occasionally a bit blander than an endeavor featuring deadly ninjas and elaborate costumes should be, the eight-part drama has notable selling points, chief among them an elegant and fierce performance from Sigourney Weaver.
Top Critic
August 15, 2017
It's Alexandra who's key to everything. Just powerful, dangerous and mysterious enough, she's the reason the Defenders can find common cause... a much-anticipated series and beloved franchise has already found an indispensable newcomer.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 15, 2017
The Defenders is a lively genre entertainment that recharges your interest in Marvel pop. It presents as a big event, yet values consolidation. Marvel should embrace this approach moving forward.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
August 15, 2017
The Defenders invites you to shake off the specifics of its heroes' personal mopeyness and just roll with all the ka-powing and car-chucking.
August 15, 2017
Fortunately, you don't have to do homework to enjoy Marvel's The Defenders, a nicely crafted series.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 15, 2017
Overall, The Defenders runs leaner and meaner than any other Netflix Marvel show.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
August 15, 2017
It's a bridge more than an artistic accomplishment in its own right. If that's enough for you, that's fine, but with all the build-up and all the hype for this superhero supergroup, no one would blame you for expecting a little more.
August 8, 2017
The Defenders is not exactly a team of equals, to say the least. But it goes three for four -- and with these three different compelling superheroes in the mix, it's a squad worth rooting for.
August 3, 2017
The coming together of the streaming service's four superhero shows -- each with varying styles on how to be a hero -- works in part because of how they focus on why such a get-together shouldn't work at all.
July 27, 2017
Some acts are just better off going solo.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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