Pilot

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Critic Consensus: Despite its departures from the source material Preacher is a funny, gory, over-the-top good time.

Episode Info

In the series premiere, Jesse struggles to escape a past that is slowly catching up to him. Meanwhile, a mysterious entity comes to earth, leaving a wave of destruction in its wake.

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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.

Jun 16, 2016 | Full Review…

Tulip and Cassidy both get spectacular introductions.

Jun 16, 2016 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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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.

Jun 16, 2016 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

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."

Jun 16, 2016 | Full Review…

If the "Pilot" is any indication, it looks as if we're in for a fun ride this summer season.

Jun 16, 2016 | Full Review…

The show briefly taps into the subversive but deeply earnest soul that makes the comic such an enduring work. What we'll see as this vision continues is a mystery, but the potential is there.

Jun 16, 2016 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Goofy, gory fun, and its 10-episode first season shows plenty of promise in just this single hour.

May 23, 2016 | Full Review…

Though the pilot deviates from the original text in fairly significant ways, it's clear that Rogen, Goldberg and showrunner Sam Catlin have attempted to capture the spirit of the comic as best they can. In that regard, mission accomplished.

Jun 21, 2016 | Full Review…

The casting is perfect, it's unpredictable, shocking and funny, and honestly, it's the most fun we've had watching a pilot in ages.

Jun 17, 2016 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

As pilot episodes go, Preacher attempts to set up its stakes in a bold and ambitious way and it is largely successful.

Jun 16, 2016 | Full Review…