The Mandalorian - Season 1, Episode 1 - Rotten Tomatoes


Critic Consensus: Though its character building leaves something to be desired, "Chapter 1" is a visual feast with enough sense of adventure to inspire hope that the force may be strong with The Mandalorian.

Episode Info

A Mandalorian bounty hunter tracks a target for a well-paying client.


Pedro Pascal
as The Mandalorian
Gina Carano
as Cara Dune
Giancarlo Esposito
as Moff Gideon
Carl Weathers
as Greef Carga
Omid Abtahi
as Dr. Pershing
Werner Herzog
as The Client
John Beasley
as Bartender
Horatio Sanz
as Mythrol
Tait Fletcher
as Alpha Trawler
Ryan Watson
as Beta Trawler
Brian Posehn
as Speeder Pilot
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Critic reviews for Chapter 1

[The premiere is] good enough to keep me watching, forgettable enough that I doubt I'll want to watch this specific episode again.

November 12, 2019 | Full Review…

39 minutes of mediocre Star Wars.

November 12, 2019 | Full Review…
Top Critic

The impressive production values, however, can't cover up a relatively skimpy plot. "Chapter 1" of The Mandalorian is a thin piece of setup stretched over 38 minutes.

November 13, 2019 | Full Review…

"The Mandalorian," though, is a well-crafted, compelling series that's the perfect ambassador for Disney Plus - an old favorite wrapped in a new story that leaves you hungry for the next episode.

November 22, 2019 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Every screen shot locks you comfortably into the familiar "Star Wars" canon, but somehow it all feels fresh and new.

November 19, 2019 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
Top Critic

"Chapter 1" is a visually stunning, solid season premiere full of potential, with director Favreau opting for a big budget original tale whilst expanding upon the SW universe.

March 16, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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