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The She-Hulk reviews are in: this is what the critics are saying

Disney Plus' new Marvel show is out this week - should you watch?

The She-Hulk reviews are in: this is what the critics are saying
Marc Chacksfield
17 August 2022

She-Hulk: Attorney At Law is landing this week on Disney Plus and the Marvel TV show recently had its LA premiere, offering up the first glimpse of full episodes of the series.

She-Hulk stars Tatiana Maslany as Jennifer Walters who, according to Marvel's official synopsis, is "a 30-something attorney who also happens to be a green 6-foot-7-inch superpowered hulk".

From the trailers, it's clear that Marvel is once again genre jumping and leaning heavily into comedy with this one. And along for the ride are some familiar faces, including Mark Ruffalo reprising his Hulk role, Tim Roth back as Abomination, Benedict Wong returning to the MCU as Wong and Charlie Cox finally putting on the Daredevil costume once more.

Does the show's 'Ally MacBeal in the Marvel world' premise work, then? Both the social reactions are out and the official reviews and, as you will read, the show is getting praised for its comedic tone, its CGI is better than the trailers would leave you to believe and the chaotic energy of the show has won a lot or people over.

There are some who aren't fans but overall the initial reactions are good...

The She-Hulk reviews are in: this is what the critics are saying

First, the reviews

Empire gave She-Hulk 4 stars and said about the show: "Laugh-out-loud funny, packed with interesting themes, and just an all-round good time, She-Hulk breaks new ground for Marvel’s TV shows — and is one of their best small-screen offerings yet."

The Hollywood Reporter wasn't as enthusiastic noting: "It kinda is a cameo-of-the-week show — one that isn’t without pleasures as long as you’re not allergic to silliness."

Variety likes the adaptation but calls it "outdated" and reckons it's "a show tries both to stand apart from the studio’s formidable film franchise and to incorporate enough of its hallmarks to keep fans invested."

IndieWire says about the first four episodes: “She-Hulk isn’t yet incredible, but it excels at taking something known and dismantling it, with five episodes left to reveal its true power."

The Verge says it's uneven but "individually, none of She-Hulk’s drawbacks keep it from being watchable, and when they’re all working in concert, the show’s able to get by relying on its irreverent sense of humor and ability to laugh at itself."

USA Today reckons that "Maslany remains one of the most magnetic performers around, constantly elevating whatever material she is given. When the series fully gives in to the silliness... it's funny and engaging. When it goes off in too many directions, it falters."

And now the social reactions

She-Hulk: Attorney At Law is released on Disney Plus 18 August. Watch the most recent trailer below.