Critic Consensus: The Flash pulls off a thrilling crossover with its sibling series, Arrow, by skillfully blending the two shows' disparate tones and showcasing its dueling superheroes' complementing strengths.
as Barry Allen/The Flash
as Iris West
as Cisco Ramon
as Caitlin Snow
as Det. Joe West
as Nora Allen
as David Singh
as Eddie Thawne
as Harrison Wells
as Oliver Queen/Arrow
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Critic reviews for Flash vs. Arrow
While none of us wants to see a grittier The Flash, since its earnest joy is what makes it such a good show, it was gratifying to see Grant Gustin show off his darker side for a bit.
It's funny, it's clever, and it succinctly reveals a lot about both characters.
If producers want to turn The Flash and Arrow into a classic team-up a la Superman and Batman, they'd have to nail a dynamic that ensures when its two very different heroes meet up, it's something very special. And "Flash vs. Arrow" was just that.
"Flash vs Arrow" is a hugely busy episode - it's enormous fun, and the addition of elements from Arrow makes it certainly one of the most thrilling episodes of The Flash so far.
We're still more than a year away from Batman v Superman, but this undercard fight could well turn out to be more entertaining than the main event.
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