Chapter 4: Sanctuary
The Mandalorian Season 1

91%

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Critic Ratings: 22
Critics Consensus

Under director Bryce Dallas Howard's deft guidance, "Sanctuary" scales down on big action-set pieces to find intimate character moments, exposing a deeper sense of humanity underneath The Mandalorian's metal suit.

Episode Info

The Mandalorian teams up with an ex-soldier to protect a village from raiders.

Cast

Critic Reviews for Chapter 4: Sanctuary

Regardless, you'll still be hard-pressed to find even casual "Star Wars" fans who aren't eager to see how this all turns out. "The Mandalorian" is still playing things safe, but that doesn't mean it isn't a consistently enjoyable affair.

Dec 4, 2019 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

This episode was directed by Bryce Dallas Howard and she did a fantastic job.

Dec 2, 2019 | Full Review…

The presence of the AT-ST in turn forces further violence to come to the surface. Omera's past remains entirely mysterious, but it's not hard to imagine her as a former fighter seeking the respite of peace in a place untouched by the war.

Dec 4, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

By shrinking the scope of the conflict, "Sanctuary" conveys just how scary a solitary AT-ST can be.

Dec 4, 2019 | Full Review…

You're not going to find anything new or unique from this episode in terms of the story or the plot. But three major moments stand out in the episode and it might be one of the most memorable in the show's early running.

Dec 4, 2019 | Full Review…

"Chapter 4: Sanctuary" is the kind of episode that doesn't really get made anymore. While the episode does also draw heavily from Akira Kurosawa's Seven Samurai, it harkens back to a simpler time for television.

Dec 4, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Sanctuary leaned the hardest in the series' samurai western roots complete with the village standoff against bandits.

Dec 10, 2019 | Rating: 8.5/10 | Full Review…

An episodic episode like this I can roll with better if we have like, 24 episodes a season. Maybe 12? But when you're rolling on 8? You kind of need it all to be core story... It did feel a bit more filler than I would have liked.

Dec 4, 2019 | Full Review…

It feels like a respite before this season's 'storm'. [Full review in Spanish]

Dec 2, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Did... did the Mandalorian just find his ride-or-die?

Dec 2, 2019 | Full Review…

For someone who finds campy, nostalgic charm in the Ewok movies, this didn't rub me the wrong way, in fact it brought a smile to my face. And if Star Wars isn't bringing a smile to our faces (or emotive tears to our eyes) why are we here?

Dec 2, 2019 | Full Review…

'Sanctuary' was surprisingly introspective and did a nice job providing insight into Mando's mindset.

Dec 4, 2019 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…