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  • Series Premiere Date: Nov 17, 2017
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  • Summary: The Daredevil spin-off follows Frank Castle/The Punisher (Jon Bernthal) as he tracks down a hacker named Micro (Ebon Moss-Bachrach) to locate those who killed his family while Homeland Security agent Dinah Madani (Amber Rose Revah) tries to locate Frank.
  • Genre(s): Drama, Action & Adventure

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 20
  2. Negative: 2 out of 20
  1. Reviewed by: Sonia Saraiya
    Nov 13, 2017
    80
    In all, The Punisher is not just satisfying but surprising--an interpretation of Netflix and Marvel’s tried-and-true partnership that offers more depth and challenges to the audience than even the gritty world of “Marvel’s Jessica Jones.”
  2. Reviewed by: Danette Chavez
    Nov 13, 2017
    75
    It’s meditative but not self-flagellating; brutal but not a slog. It remains to be seen how it will stack up to the Defenders and their individual outings, but at the very least The Punisher could nab the title of first stand-alone property in all of the MCU, TV or film.
  3. Reviewed by: Robert Yaniz Jr.
    Nov 13, 2017
    70
    Deeply melancholic, The Punisher is more of a procedural than fans might expect, though one colored by sporadic bursts of the kind of over-the-top violence not likely to spill onto an episode of Law & Order. That being said, it does feel like a tone befitting someone as inherently bleak as Frank Castle.
  4. Reviewed by: Mark A. Perigard
    Nov 16, 2017
    50
    It’s a dank, depressing series made on too little money that could have been vastly improved by cutting the episode order by at least a third. At 13 hours, you’ll feel as if you’re the one being punished for something.
  5. Reviewed by: Lorraine Ali
    Nov 17, 2017
    50
    The show is well-written and Jon Bernthal ("The Walking Dead") is fantastic as Castle, the Afghanistan war veteran turned vigilante. ... But the story itself isn't dynamic enough to punch through all the cultural baggage this show is unfairly (or as some believe, justifiably) saddled with. It doesn't help that the burly character's superpower isn't a superpower at all. It's old-fashioned rage, coupled with special ops training.
  6. Reviewed by: Ken Tucker
    Nov 17, 2017
    40
    The Punisher isn’t nearly as pretentious as Hannibal was, but it’s certainly as deliberately paced. The violence of the show is up-close and brutal. ... The show would be too dull without its action scenes, but when those arrive, your first instinct may be to cover your eyes.
  7. Reviewed by: Alan Sepinwall
    Nov 13, 2017
    30
    Though Netflix provided critics with the whole first season in advance, I ran out of patience after six episodes; they featured maybe enough material to justify three episodes, and probably two.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 21 out of 154
  1. Mar 8, 2018
    10
    پانیشر با لحظات اکشن فوق العاده اش بهترین سریالی هست که تا به حال از روی کمیک بوک اقتباس شده .فقط تنها بدیش اینه که قربانی سیاست های سیزدهپانیشر با لحظات اکشن فوق العاده اش بهترین سریالی هست که تا به حال از روی کمیک بوک اقتباس شده .فقط تنها بدیش اینه که قربانی سیاست های سیزده قسمتی مارول و نت فلیکس شده Expand
  2. Dec 1, 2017
    10
    Amazing, really impressive how Jon Bernthal IS THE REAL PUNISHER, and the vilans is really good. I cant wait for the season two!
    If the
    Amazing, really impressive how Jon Bernthal IS THE REAL PUNISHER, and the vilans is really good. I cant wait for the season two!
    If the critics vote for red that means they dont know the comics and nothing about "cinema"
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  3. Nov 17, 2017
    10
    AN MCU MUST SEE!
    There I was, laying down on my couch as I started watching the first episode of 'The Punisher'. As the show progressed, I
    AN MCU MUST SEE!
    There I was, laying down on my couch as I started watching the first episode of 'The Punisher'. As the show progressed, I became intrigued and started sitting upright. By the end of episode one, I was already standing up and jumping around in pure excitement and adrenaline as I watched that final action sequence unfold. Jon Bernthal truly delivers an outstanding performance as Frank Castle and I cannot wait to see more of his character in the future of the Marvel Netflix universe.
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  4. May 19, 2018
    9
    Depois da participação de Punisher em Demolidor, em que realmente ficou agua na boca para o que uma serie a solo de Punisher poderia trazer eDepois da participação de Punisher em Demolidor, em que realmente ficou agua na boca para o que uma serie a solo de Punisher poderia trazer e não desanimou em nada. Violência aos montes, a história de Castle toda explicada, um elenco com personagens carismáticas e uma adrenalina em cada episódio brutais. Espero que haja mais temporadas e na mesmo toada de violência e sangue que a primeira. Expand
  5. May 14, 2018
    8
    I'll sum my up opinion and review the best I can. If you're a fan of John Wick then this is probably your cup of tea. The atmosphere is JohnI'll sum my up opinion and review the best I can. If you're a fan of John Wick then this is probably your cup of tea. The atmosphere is John Wick like, but just way better imo. Where John Wick is a fun shoot em up/bullet ballet, Punisher is a slow burn but a good one. I was hooked from episode one. The best games I've played and the best movies I've watched have always hooked me in from the start and I couldn't stop till I finished it I couldn't get through one episode of Iron Fist, but this grabbed my attention and held it to the end. 13 episodes went by and it felt like a movie. It's better than any cop show or detective CSI crap I've ever seen. Good writing, characters you care about, and an overall feel that passion went into this. They also touch upon characters with PTSD which I appreciate because it's an issue that should be more talked about. 22 Veterans commit suicide everyday (look it up) and it doesn't bother me that this show isn't afraid to mention it and implement it into the story. Good stuff guys. Bravo! I look forward to season 2.

    BTW The original critic score of 7.8 was more fair and accurate than the current 5.4. No way. It deserves better.
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  6. Nov 21, 2017
    7
    Overall, a solid season, nothing spectacular but definitely a step in the right direction for Netflix, let’s hope that when season 2 getsOverall, a solid season, nothing spectacular but definitely a step in the right direction for Netflix, let’s hope that when season 2 gets green lit it’ll be better. There wasn’t as much action as you would expect, keep that in mind when you watch Expand
  7. Dec 23, 2017
    0
    Just boring. Punisher with no punishing. Blah. This review must be at least 75 characters long.

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