Chapter 1
The Mandalorian Season 1



Critic Ratings: 78
Critics 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
Carl Weathers
as Greef Carga
Werner Herzog
as The Client
Omid Abtahi
as Dr. Pershing
Nick Nolte
as Kuill
John Beasley
as Bartender
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 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.

Nov 22, 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.

Nov 13, 2019 | Full Review…

39 minutes of mediocre Star Wars.

Nov 12, 2019 | Full Review…
Top Critic

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

Nov 12, 2019 | Full Review…

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

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

It's a strong start to an expensive series with the world of expectations. It's also, quite a lot of fun. What more can you ask for?

Nov 20, 2019 | Full Review…

A refreshing 'Star Wars' entry that simultaneously feels massive and contained. Favreau brings subtle strokes of comedy and a Death Star's worth of intrigue.

Nov 15, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Its story is entertaining and action-packed, funny at times and dangerous at others, its visuals are often stunning and the use of practical effects gives it a tangible physical quality that you can believe in.

Nov 25, 2019 | Full Review…

My biggest complaint is that the episode was too short. They're writing these things like they've got an hour slot with twenty minutes of commercials, which they aren't.

Nov 18, 2019 | Full Review…

This Western aspirant breathes life into a franchise that is in need of gracious rejuvenation. The first episode drops the line with a hook that opens the series up for a plethora of possibilities. There's thrill buried in this headily tense adventure.

Nov 15, 2019 | Rating: 7.7/10 | Full Review…

It has a great lead character and there's buildup to his personality, and it looks great, it looks sharp.

Nov 15, 2019 | Full Review…

As pilots go, it's not terrible.

Nov 26, 2019 | Full Review…

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