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Marvel's The Punisher: Season 1 (2017)

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Critic Consensus: A rocky start can't keep The Punisher from pushing the boundaries of Marvel's TV universe with a fresh take on the comics-derived action thriller.

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After exacting revenge on those responsible for the death of his wife and children, Frank Castle (Jon Bernthal) uncovers a conspiracy that runs far deeper than New York's criminal underworld. Now known throughout the city as The Punisher, he must discover the truth about injustices that affect more than his family alone.

Cast

Jon Bernthal
as Frank Castle
Ebon Moss-Bachrach
as David Lieberman/Micro
Ben Barnes
as Billy Russo
Deborah Ann Woll
as Karen Page
Amber Rose Revah
as Dinah Madani
Daniel Webber
as Lewis Walcott
Jason R. Moore
as Curtis Hoyle
Paul Schulze
as Rawlins
Jaime Ray Newman
as Sarah Lieberman
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Critic Reviews for Marvel's The Punisher: Season 1

All Critics (54) | Top Critics (17)

... where John Wick invented a superhero, crafted his universe, and detailed the entirety of his mission in a tightly paced 90 minutes, The Punisher has upwards of 11 hours to do the same thing, and all too often it's a plodding slog.

November 20, 2017 | Full Review…

The Punisher doesn't always hit the perfect note but you have to give it chops for trying to do something a little different, and eschewing genre conventions. It's just too bloody long.

November 16, 2017 | Full Review…

Under The Punisher's Olympian gruffness hums a low-wattage charisma to which viewers blessed with the superpower of extreme patience may warm.

November 17, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

As usual, the production is immaculate, and Bernthal -- who never disappoints -- is his usual self. You may, however, wish (I did) that his Punisher wasn't such a humorless, unmitigated jerk.

November 16, 2017 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
Top Critic

The Punisher doesn't have much time for substance. It's simultaneously too much and not enough.

November 16, 2017 | Full Review…

As a narrative about veterans trying to find their place in the world, The Punisher has something to say. But it could have been so much shorter, and its placement in the Marvel universe feels tangential at best.

November 13, 2017 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Marvel's The Punisher: Season 1

JustinF.

Super Reviewer

Marvel's television wing continues to dish out more gripping content with The Punisher Season 1. There are plenty of hiccups in its plot and character development but there's no ignoring of its powerful take on the mental warfare as well as the grisly-violent nature of their vigilnte star character that make it a solid intro to this revamped version. 4/5

EugeneB.

Super Reviewer

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