Supergirl - Season 4, Episode 3 - Rotten Tomatoes

Man of Steel



Critic Consensus: Supergirl steps away from the fantastical and taps into relevant social anxieties, carried by great performances.

Episode Info

Ben Lockwood did not always hate aliens. Ben slowly transforms from a mild-mannered professor into the villainous Agent Liberty of today through a series of events and input from his anti-alien father.


Melissa Benoist
as Kara Danvers/Supergirl
Mehcad Brooks
as James Olsen
Chyler Leigh
as Alex Danvers
Jeremy Jordan
as Winslow "Winn" Schott
David Harewood
as Hank Henshaw/J'onn J'onzz
Chris Wood
as Mon-El
Floriana Lima
as Maggie Sawyer
Katie McGrath
as Lena Luthor
Sam Witwer
as Ben Lockwood
Xander Berkeley
as Peter Lockwood
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Critic reviews for Man of Steel

This may yet be the bravest episode in the run so far. Jumping between timelines, back tracking through seasons and carrying a narrative line which is both unconventional and contentious.

October 30, 2018 | Full Review…

Aside from one glaringly obvious plothole, 'Man of Steel' was another strong outing that offered something a little bit different to its predecessors and, in doing so, it provided us with some much-needed clarity surrounding Agent Liberty.

October 30, 2018 | Full Review…

I guess since this is one of the last shows clinging desperately to the 22-episode format, they can afford a filler.

October 29, 2018 | Full Review…

Much of what makes the episode compelling are a number of strong performances from guest and recurring actors and in particular from Sam Witwer, who plays Ben.

October 29, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

A good old dose of economic anxiety wrapped up in an introduction to the man behind Agent of Liberty's mask.

October 29, 2018 | Full Review…

It pains me to say this but Supergirl Season 4 has lost its superhero appeal and its element of fantasy.

October 29, 2018 | Full Review…

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