Critic Consensus: The finale offers a lukewarm conclusion to an uneven season of American Horror Story, but all of the stories of our cherished "freaks" eventually synced together into a relatively satisfying button ending.
Critic reviews for Curtain Call
The season finale of American Horror Story: Freak Show arrives with an overarching sense that the entire season can't be browbeaten into cohesion in the space of one episode. Of course it can't, but it's pretty fun to watch Ryan Murphy and company try.
In a rather fitting finale to a season of AHS that started out so promisingly and became increasingly devoid of anything worth watching.
I loved it so much; I was a mess during most of it. The massacre scene was absolutely terrifying and gut-wrenching, and those opening chords of "Heroes" will never not trigger extreme emotions in me.
It's a warmhearted end to a twisted and bloody season. For the most part, it wraps up Freak Show neatly.
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