Swamp Thing: Season 1 - TV Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Swamp Thing: Season 1 Reviews

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May 24, 2019
The result is a series premiere that puts atmosphere before character, and minor spectacle before story.
May 31, 2019
There are like four shows competing for air in this swamp, and right now, only one of them is interesting.
June 5, 2019
It isn't that Swamp Thing is bad, but it is certainly nowhere near as ambitious as Titans or Doom Patrol. Is it unfair to judge it that way? It's difficult to say, but it's much safer to say that the audience will be doing the same.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 31, 2019
Swamp Thing leans in on backwoods swampy horror and it works so well.
July 13, 2019
Every week, Swamp Thing produces a stronger episode and a better case for why we need this show.
July 13, 2019
In its initial form, the series is a messy, sweaty and genuinely scary romp in the swamp that embraces nature's dark side - murderous vines and all.
July 13, 2019
The greatest strength of episode one by far was its unbelievable use of practical effects.
May 24, 2019
The best show on the DC Universe streaming show to date! Top notch production values, with two great star turns by Crystal Reed & Andy Bean.
May 24, 2019
Not your typical superhero show and takes a while to get to the good stuff, but if suspense and gross out creature horror are up your alley, Swamp Thing could be contagious.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 24, 2019
Swamp Thing has a truly unique aesthetic and visual tone for any DC show or film we've seen in years, and takes full advantage of the DC Universe's R-rated approach with fantastic creature effects and body-horror inspirations.
August 21, 2019
There's still a great show in there somewhere, and perhaps one day it might be fully-realised. But for the time being, despite its very capable first half, Swamp Thing is just another show.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
May 28, 2019
Swamp Thing leans heavily into horror, delivering a truly scary TV-watching experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 24, 2019
Swamp Thing is generic and fine and doesn't have enough narratively to hook you from the outset even if the inventive monster effects are far better than most TV budgets can afford.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
May 24, 2019
Employing well-established horror filmmaking techniques, Wiseman takes advantage of the uncertainty that darkness provides, and uses the camera as a predator, both on land and... beneath the water.
May 24, 2019
Swamp Thing sets itself apart by fleshing out the background details of the world the show takes place in with shadowy visions of the nightmarish things that are actually lurking in the swamp's waters.
June 11, 2019
A particular eco-thriller that improves as it gets closer to physical and vegetable terror. [Full Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
May 24, 2019
Though it gets off to somewhat of a slow start, DC Universe's Swamp Thing may yet achieve the same greatness of its comic book counterpart.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
May 24, 2019
It may not fully embrace Alan Moore's visceral strangeness, but it's entertainingly spooky and doesn't try to be more serious than its silly premise suggests.
July 13, 2019
Wan's new series, which can be especially frightening when it chooses to be, also opts in for more horror than not.
May 24, 2019
Providing fertile ground for writers such as Moore and Morrison, Swamp Thing is now being delivered to audiences by producer Wan, director Wiseman, and writers Verheiden and Dauberman.
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