Better Call Saul: Season 4 Reviews

December 22, 2018
What an amazing show it has become. It now has a sense of self that puts it above almost everything else on television.
October 10, 2018
In showing us one individual's preordained moral downfall, Better Call Saul spent Season 4 demonstrating how a hypocritical criminal justice system can ensnare a whole class of people for life.
August 13, 2018
And for me, for whatever reason, this is as good as it all gets. Not just TV as the new novel, but as something far beyond.
August 8, 2018
There isn't another show that so willingly risks your devotion, only to win it unconditionally.
August 7, 2018
Better Call Saul is telling a smaller story, yet - for better and less-better - it feels like it just got started.
August 7, 2018
Old dynamics flip, long-gestating character studies pay off, and feelings geyser up in surprising places.
August 6, 2018
What a sad and beautiful show Better Call Saul is. It's a lament for squandered human potential that's too cool to ever use a word like "lament," and a portrait of actions and consequences that goes far beyond simplistic finger wagging.
August 6, 2018
It's fascinating to watch all of this emotional, character-driven drama unfold against a backdrop of a battle for power in the drug trade in New Mexico... Nothing feels perfunctory or thrown away on this show, even the smallest details.
August 6, 2018
The scenes should be drab, but the work is so lovingly filmed that you come away convinced that making a Classic Roll would feel like a consummate human achievement.
August 6, 2018
Gilligan's skill as a storyteller has always been to wriggle out of corners he's painted himself into, and with McKean's departure from the cast, he turned what could've been a fatal blow into an opportunity for reflection and growth.
August 3, 2018
The transmutation of Jimmy to Saul is likely to produce the best balance of darkness and humor that the series has mustered, if for nothing else than there's a gleeful appreciation on the part of the audience for Saul's shenanigans.
August 3, 2018
Sunday's episode, "Smoke," is well-written and hews closely to the show's mythology and tropes, including its Emmy-nominated cinematography... and its innovative camera work, which can be overdone at times.
August 1, 2018
It's not as if Better Call Saul's ability to balance these attributes is coming out of nowhere. What's surprising and thrilling is how organically it's happening.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Top Critic
August 1, 2018
The precision of Saul craftsmanship -- writing, direction, acting, and all the way down to craft services, for all I know -- makes this the best series on TV. And there really is no contest.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
July 24, 2018
This is the quiet drama Saul thrives on. Odenkirk conveys so much with so little - a furrowed brow, an aimless stare into space - that he's made the inner life of Jimmy McGill as rich and expressive as the outer bombast of Saul Goodman.
July 24, 2018
I'm left with the feeling that the Gus Fring scenes in Better Call Saul are the dark-drama equivalent of the horrible Darth Vader scenes in Rogue One, this looming figure of evil awesomeness brought out of retirement to emanate coolness fumes.
Full Review | Original Score: B+