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Critic Consensus: Better Call Saul's exceptional ensemble continues its excellent character work in "Breathe."

Episode Info

Jimmy seeks new employment. Gus navigates the fallout from Hector's collapse. Kim endeavors to support Jimmy in the wake of Chuck's death.

Cast

Bob Odenkirk
as Jimmy McGill/Saul Goodman
Michael McKean
as Chuck McGill
Jonathan Banks
as Mike Ehrmantraut
Giancarlo Esposito
as Gustavo Fring
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Critic Reviews for Breathe

Better Call Saul has been unraveling the genesis of Breaking Bad with remarkable aplomb.

Dec 21, 2018 | Full Review…

One of the best parts of watching "Better Call Saul" is the way in which this show can surprise us with the way it uses the camera, from the most complicated tracking shots to a simple over-the-head look down.

Aug 14, 2018 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

For the second week in a row, the saga of James McGill and the people in his proximity is the most compelling story the show has to offer.

Aug 15, 2018 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

"Breathe" was a sublime example of how an excellently-crafted, extended scene, featuring impeccable character beats, can easily outshine the grit and grime of TV's natural tendency to wow us with shocking violence.

Aug 14, 2018 | Rating: 8.8/10 | Full Review…

We're only two episodes into season 4, and Rhea Seehorn already has her Emmy clip ready.

Aug 14, 2018 | Full Review…

This week, Gould and Gilligan did gift us with some nice visual callbacks...

Aug 14, 2018 | Full Review…

This week, we got an episode bracketed with tales from the Albuquerque criminal underworld.

Aug 17, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

The most awkward TV-criminal ICU visit since Paulie and Vito paid begrudged tribute to Carmela and Tony in The Sopranos. It's also a sign of how things are going for Jimmy that the episode's lone real bit of black comedy comes via the cartel.

Aug 14, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Never let it be said that Jimmy isn't a fantastic orator.

Aug 14, 2018 | Full Review…

Better Call Saul's slow pace is often praised, but as with last week's season opener this came across as sedated rather than slow burn, and the show could do with parcelling out some of its story a little quicker.

Aug 14, 2018 | Full Review…