Better Call Saul: Season 5 (2020)

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Season 5
Better Call Saul

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Grounded by Bob Odenkirk's endlessly nuanced, lived-in performance, Better Call Saul's fifth season is a darkly funny, vividly realized master class in tragedy.

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Critic Ratings: 32

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User Ratings: 277
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Episodes

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Air date: Feb 23, 2020
2
Air date: Feb 24, 2020
3
Air date: Mar 2, 2020
4
Air date: Mar 9, 2020
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Air date: Mar 16, 2020
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Air date: Mar 23, 2020
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Air date: Mar 30, 2020
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Air date: Apr 6, 2020

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In season five of the critically acclaimed drama, Better Call Saul, Jimmy McGill's decision to practice law as "Saul Goodman" creates unexpected and profound waves of change throughout Albuquerque's legal and illegal circles. Kim Wexler finds herself at a crossroads as her connection with Jimmy deepens. Wracked with guilt and regret, Mike Ehrmantraut hits rock bottom. Meanwhile, Nacho Varga tries to survive as Gus Fring's covert war on the cartel becomes a life-and-death chess match with the mercurial and relentless Lalo Salamanca.

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 Better Call Saul Season 5

All Critics (32) | Top Critics (12)

The new season proves "Better Call Saul" remains one of the finest shows on television, with visually ambitious storytelling used to depict complex characters headed for a tragic end.

Feb 24, 2020 | Full Review…
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All of these consistently astonishing formal touches combine to create a value that outweighs the pain. Yes, "Better Call Saul" is a double-edged sword of reward and loss, but it isn't too sad to watch because you're too invested to look away.

Feb 21, 2020 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
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The best show on TV remains - emphatically - the best.

Feb 18, 2020 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…
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Less cartoony and schlocky than BB, it's altogether deeper, slower and cleverer.

Mar 2, 2020 | Full Review…

Bob Odenkirk, with his mix of nervous energy and goofball antics, is fantastic as usual. But for me, Rhea Seehorn's performance has been a revelation.

Mar 26, 2020 | Full Review…

Every episode flies by with the unique blend of character development and action sequences. The dual storylines remain endlessly entertaining.

Mar 21, 2020 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

Better Call Saul continues to be the consistently underrated best thing on Netflix since the start of its penultimate series a few weeks ago. It's bowling along with its slow but unstoppable momentum.

Mar 16, 2020 | Full Review…

All of Kim's concerns about this disturbing new Jimmy were captured in Seehorn's nuanced, subtle but very affecting playing.

Mar 2, 2020 | Full Review…

The style of "Better Call Saul" remains consistent and eschews fast action for patient, almost meditative scenes driven by pure dialogue and tension.

Feb 28, 2020 | Full Review…

The "Breaking Bad" prequel series that completely stands on its own as a character-driven thriller, returns after an extended absence for its 10-episode fifth season, just as excellent as it's always been.

Feb 26, 2020 | Full Review…

The hows and whys of Better Call Saul's downward slide feel more vital and relevant, perhaps because they are more tragic.

Feb 26, 2020 | Full Review…

These first two chapters of its fifth season have been a great reminder that very few series today play in the same league. [Full Review in Spanish]

Feb 25, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Better Call Saul: Season 5

  • 1d ago
    a lot to say about this.. All I needed from a TV series, clever, coherent, meticulous attention to details, funny, drama, no superfluous and granted action scenes. I mean, this looks like a TV series made by someone that has PASSION for cinema, and not made just economic purposes. To all the people that appears on the credits at the end: I hope you'll keep create together amazing things like this, thanks.
  • 4d ago
    This series is 10 times better than breaking bad and breaking bad was amazing. I dread the final seasons end. I wish they could have 40 episode a year! So entertaining. The acting and the production is top notch.
  • 4d ago
    It gets dumber, less clever and less funny with every episode. After almost 5 seasons, I am ready to stop watching.
  • 6d ago
    Fantastic, season 5 has been the best so far
  • 6d ago
    Fantastic television.
  • Mar 25, 2020
    Awesome season! Show gets better and better by the episode!
  • Mar 24, 2020
    In a lot of ways, Better Call Saul is just as good as Breaking Bad. In others, it's even better. This show deserves so much more attention then it's getting.
  • Mar 23, 2020
    Keeps getting better. Just as good as Breaking Bad and they're clearly going to merge.
  • Mar 22, 2020
    Great acting, good story, appropriate casting, no CGI gimmicks - other shows really should take note.
  • Mar 22, 2020
    Semplicemente GENIALE.

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