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Preacher: Season 1 (2016)




Critic Consensus: A thrilling celebration of the bizarre, Preacher boasts enough gore, glee, and guile to make this visually stunning adaption a must-see for fans of the comic and newcomers alike.


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A possessed minister teams up with his ex and a hard-drinking Irish vampire in search of answers in this drama adaptation of the Garth Ennis/Steve Dillon comic-book series of the same name.


Dominic Cooper
as Jesse Custer
Ian Colletti
as Eugene Root
W. Earl Brown
as Hugo Root
Anatol Yusef
as DeBlanc
Derek Wilson
as Donnie Schenck
Graham McTavish
as The Cowboy
Dominic Ruggieri
as Young Jesse
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Critic Reviews for Preacher: Season 1

All Critics (61) | Top Critics (23)

Preacher's energy is apparent from the opening frames. Even if you find it initially confusing, you'll be glued because of the seductive powers of the series' darkly irreverent and anarchic tone, and happy to go along for the crazy ride.

December 2, 2016 | Full Review…

Seeing how it all comes out in the bloody wash for now seems like a risk and an adventure worth taking.

May 23, 2016 | Rating: B | Full Review…
Top Critic

Scripture and subtle wit are sprinkled through the outrageous violence and a particularly lovely vocal accompanies a grotesquely violent massacre aboard an airplane. This one will delight a certain narrow audience. You know who you are.

May 20, 2016 | Full Review…

The series echoes Twin Peaks and The X-Files, but it's definitely plowing bizarre new territory, if you want to go there.

May 20, 2016 | Full Review…

Preacher is a dark, funny and strange show, in the best way possible.

May 20, 2016 | Full Review…

It's an unusual piece of work that has real promise, not least of all because it is so unusual.

May 20, 2016 | Full Review…

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An entertaining and provocative supernatural series from AMC, Preacher is remarkably daring and gritty. Based on a Garth Ennis comic series, Season 1 follows a country preacher named Jesse Custer who gets possessed by a strange spirit that gives him the power to command people to do his will, leading to a pair of angels to come and try to remove it. Dominic Cooper is especially good as Jesse, giving an outstanding performance. And co-star Joseph Gilgun does an excellent job as the comic relief, playing a hundred year old Irish vampire. Also, Jackie Earle Haley makes for a terrific villain, stealing ever scene he's in. However, there are some storytelling problems as there are a lot of flashbacks and tangents that make the episodes feel disjointed at times. Yet, the characters are well-written and it all sort of comes together in the end. While it has a few weak points, Preacher has a unique vision and delivers a solid first season.


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