Better Call Saul: Season 5 Reviews

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March 26, 2020
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.
March 21, 2020
Every episode flies by with the unique blend of character development and action sequences. The dual storylines remain endlessly entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
March 16, 2020
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.
March 10, 2020
"Namaste" delivers the solid Jimmy and Kim material that we've come to expect, while also making positive advancements with Gus and Mike as characters
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 2, 2020
All of Kim's concerns about this disturbing new Jimmy were captured in Seehorn's nuanced, subtle but very affecting playing.
March 2, 2020
Less cartoony and schlocky than BB, it's altogether deeper, slower and cleverer.
February 28, 2020
The style of "Better Call Saul" remains consistent and eschews fast action for patient, almost meditative scenes driven by pure dialogue and tension.
February 26, 2020
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.
February 26, 2020
The hows and whys of Better Call Saul's downward slide feel more vital and relevant, perhaps because they are more tragic.
February 25, 2020
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]
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 25, 2020
Saul is, by profession, a poster boy for getting away with things, and the beauty of the character is the way he is defined by his haplessness.
February 24, 2020
Like so much else in this season of Better Call Saul, that makes watching a more consistently nerve-wracking experience than usual, in the best, albeit still anxiety-provoking way.
February 24, 2020
One of the best shows of any kind anywhere on television.
February 24, 2020
It's a tribute to Gilligan and Gould's talent for quiet and methodical storytelling that they took their time proving the skeptics wrong.
February 24, 2020
It's a treat to see the real Saul Goodman back in action once again, but it's also sad.
February 24, 2020
Much like Walter White's transformation from vibrant to dark, this series gives us Jimmy's nondescript and muted suits blooming into the vibrant and over the top persona we have been waiting to see.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
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February 24, 2020
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.
February 24, 2020
The writers haven't always known how to position his personal choices and make them sympathetic, but these episodes do, especially as they've underlined how Nacho is almost the intersection of Lalo and Gus' polar personalities.
February 24, 2020
So in Season 5, the best thing about "Better Call Saul" is still its minimalism, its quiet spaces, its willingness to linger on details, like a frazzled prosecutor's struggle to get a bag of chips out of a courthouse vending machine.
February 21, 2020
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.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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