Critic Consensus: Despite its departures from the source material Preacher is a funny, gory, over-the-top good time.
as Jesse Custer
as Eugene Root
as Hugo Root
as Donnie Schenck
as Young Jesse
as The Cowboy
Critic reviews for Pilot
If you're going to make a show about how, in Jesse's words, "Violence makes violence makes nothing at all," you can't make it a punchline too often without losing something of your social critique.
If you're walking in blind, you should prepare to be shocked. And if you've read every issue of Preacher cover-to-cover - well, co-creators Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, and Sam Catlin have plenty of surprises for you, too.
So does AMC's Preacher manage to knock it out of the park regardless of its departure from the original comic? A resounding, relieved "yes."
If the "Pilot" is any indication, it looks as if we're in for a fun ride this summer season.
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