Geekenstein.com said: "Revolution’s pilot was rough. It raced through plot and refused to slow down and let us connect with and care about the characters. As excited I was for the Abrams/Kripke creation, the pilot left me worried. If Revolution didn’t slow down and not just tell me plot, but actually give me a reason to care about the people fighting for their lives, I would have no reason to care what was happening. “Chained Heat” was Revolution’s chance to prove that I should keep watching."