Marvel's The Punisher First Reviews: How Fresh Is This New Antihero?

Daredevil -off holds its own among Netflix’s Marvel . (Photo by Jessica Miglio/Netflix) The review embargo on Marvel’s The Punisher lifted on Monday. Early word: This latest Netflix comic book–based offering is Fresh at 75% on the Tomatometer with 24 reviews (updated). Marvel’s The Punisher stars Bernthal ( The Walking Dead ) reprising his role as heavily armed vigilante Frank Castle from the second season of Marvel’s Daredevil . The series also stars Ebon Moss-Bachrach as David Lieberman/Micro, Ben Barnes as Billy Russo, Deborah Woll as Daredevil character Karen Page, and Amber Rose Revah as Dinah Madani. Here’s what some of the critics had to say: The Good? (Photo by Nicole Rivelli /Netflix) Bernthal’s performance shines. “Bernthal brings the kind of anger and you would expect, but there is an elegant subtleness to his delivery that hints at a man who can also be vulnerable.” – David Griffin, IGN Movies “It’s difficult to imagine better Bernthal, who communicates so fluently with impassive silences, and is convincing both he is being terribly violent and especially gentle.” – Sonia Saraiya, Variety “The direction is consistently excellent, the fight sequences are brutal and gripping, and Bernthal […]

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