Marvel's Cloak & Dagger: Season 1 Reviews

December 27, 2018
Its heroes are suitably worth rooting for, if only they would find some positivity in their abilities, and they're certainly better together than apart (which is surely the point).
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
July 31, 2018
I'm pessimistic and optimistic about Cloak & Dagger, and hope the show's openhearted thoughtfulness can energize its rather bargain-bin super-mythology.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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 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
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
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
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 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
Cloak & Dagger is a well-crafted, captivating nightmare. A harrowing story aboutthe limits of the human breaking point.
May 31, 2018
This storytelling method sets the show apart from the rest of the pack of Marvel television and even television in general. It's weird. It's trippy. And it's great. You probably haven't seen TV like this before.
May 30, 2018
You won't find a more gently realized, naturalistically performed, and moodily moving meta-human saga anywhere else on the dial.
May 24, 2018
Through its initial four episodes, the real star of Cloak & Dagger is the structure and editing and overall environment more than any individual actor. Every role has considerable potential, as does the show's superhero setup.