Metascore
67

Generally favorable reviews - based on 7 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7

Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Gwen Ihnat
    May 13, 2020
    75
    Even after five episodes, the new JSA still seems far removed from being able to take on these experienced supervillains. The potential for fun in the series’ future episodes likely lies in viewing their determined efforts to try. ... Most of all, though, we have to hope that Pat (Luke Wilson) takes a bigger role in mentoring these young heroes: He’s way too effective and enjoyable a character to be stuck on the sidelines for long.
  2. Reviewed by: Allison Shoemaker
    May 18, 2020
    70
    Wilson’s gentle rapport with Bassinger grows exponentially. ... “Admirably” is a pretty decent descriptor for much of “Stargirl,” truth be told. This isn’t a perfect series, but there’s plenty to admire.
  3. Reviewed by: Matt Webb Mitovich
    Apr 21, 2020
    67
    DC’s Stargirl gets off to a rousing, high-flying start, then loses some momentum when subsequent episodes open with deep-diving, Titans-style, -centric flashbacks. But by Episode 4, the stage is set for what is both DC Universe’s and The CW’s lightest, brightest, family-friendliest live-action superhero show yet.
  4. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    May 18, 2020
    65
    DC's Stargirl emulates DC Universe's live-action series "Titans" and "Doom Patrol" by taking a way-deep dive into comic-book mythology, proceeding with a serialized story at a glacial pace...What sets it apart from those gritty efforts is a lighter tone, deriving a sense of fun from coming-of-age teen heroes mastering new powers, making the series a good fit to share with the CW.
  5. Reviewed by: Rob Owen
    May 18, 2020
    65
    The relationship between Courtney and Pat forms the spine of the series and it’s a welcome change of pace from the network’s twentysomething heroes. Whether that's enough to justify yet another superhero show remains to be seen.
  6. Reviewed by: Dan Fienberg
    May 19, 2020
    60
    Early episodes of Stargirl are an oddly jittery thing. ... The series starts picking up in those fourth and fifth episodes, in which Courtney begins to make friends. ... Bassinger is amiable and chipper. It's hard to say much more about her given that the role is so underwritten that she blends in with other recent blonde-teen-learning-superpowers performances.
  7. Reviewed by: Vinnie Mancuso
    Apr 21, 2020
    60
    Story-wise, Stargirl isn’t breaking many molds; the villains introduced in the first three episodes are mostly indistinguishable from a lot of the Arrowverse’s rogues gallery, and the drama between a freshly-moved teen and their step-parent is a tale as old as time. But a lot of the charm comes straight from the cast.
User Score
6.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 23 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 23
  2. Negative: 6 out of 23
  1. May 18, 2020
    10
    Dc really knocks this one out of the park, it looks great, its fun and now im really excited for the next episodes
  2. May 25, 2020
    9
    Among the most magical, awe-inspiring, gripping and smile-inducing first two episodes (or two halves of one big episode) I've ever seen, forAmong the most magical, awe-inspiring, gripping and smile-inducing first two episodes (or two halves of one big episode) I've ever seen, for any tv series! Can't wait to see what happens next! Full Review »
  3. May 21, 2020
    5
    What's here that we haven't seen before? The first episode was laughably bad. I'll give it a chance for Luke but it all seems unnecessary. Sadly.