El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie Reviews

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December 6, 2019
There's nothing about El Camino that is essential; while it won't tarnish your memories of the original series, it won't reframe or enhance them, either. It's a nice ride with some old friends. Sometimes, that's just enough.
November 23, 2019
For fans of the show who know these characters, that's a welcome conclusion for a story we didn't even know we missed until Vince Gilligan showed it to us.
November 15, 2019
It's really well shot, really well acted, and it's constantly engaging.
October 19, 2019
In the end, though, we are left with little more than a movie that follows a renegade hero trying to flee from the authorities chasing him down while the narrative flashes back to the memories he can't outpace.
October 18, 2019
The film mixes a self-help message with moments of hard, cruel detail.
October 17, 2019
El Camino will only work for fans who can recall who all these familiar faces are - the nostalgic pull and possibility for reconnection are sometimes recapped in dialogue, most of it avoiding the ludicrously expository, but outsiders will be baffled.
October 16, 2019
An expertly crafted continuation of Jesse's story. It's one riveting sequence after the next with stellar performances and confident work from Vince Gilligan. It's been 6 years since the Breaking Bad finale aired, but El Camino doesn't skip a beat.
October 15, 2019
El Camino, which Gilligan wrote and directed, is a powerful and unshowy epilogue to an expertly told saga. It's slow, yes, and not overburdened with action, but pace and spills are not what turn Gilligan on.
October 15, 2019
The tone on the border of deadpan and surreal remains in place, so too the frantic pinball scripting in which everything that can go wrong does, but rarely quite how you imagined.
October 14, 2019
[Aaron Paul's] work in El Camino is staggering.
October 14, 2019
Gilligan has proven, again and again, that he is a skilled storyteller in this universe, and if a post-finale finale had to exist, El Camino is a lovely coda that puts Jesse's tortured soul to rest, in a way.
October 14, 2019
It's good enough to offer two solid hours of pleasure to anyone who loved the mother ship.
October 14, 2019
Starting the moment Breaking Bad ended, this is very much a 'what happened next' double-episode. Which means, short of resurrecting Walter White, El Camino does precisely what you want it do.
October 14, 2019
Not necessary but more than welcome.
October 14, 2019
Sometimes, the past is the past and it really is dead.
October 12, 2019
Ultimately serves as a coiled and heartfelt tribute to Jesse's powerful trajectory, and Paul's own chemically active, emotionally reactive brilliance in one of our peak TV era's defining series.
October 12, 2019
Thanks to Gilligan's masterful writing and directing, and the bold and powerful and layered performance from Aaron Paul, it's an extended epilogue quite worthy of the Breaking Bad brand.
October 11, 2019
... the fun comes from seeing your favorite characters again, not finally resolving missing pieces that have tortured your sleep for six years. And on that front, El Camino delivers.
October 11, 2019
El Camino almost feels like an Easter egg, something you'd find in the Breaking Bad special features to reward intrepid fans.
October 11, 2019
Aaron Paul slips into the character as if he has never been away.
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