Better Call Saul: Season 5 Reviews

March 2, 2020
Less cartoony and schlocky than BB, it's altogether deeper, slower and cleverer.
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.
Top Critic
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-
February 21, 2020
Although the prequel is running out of room, the AMC drama continues to achieve a dazzling balancing act in building toward an ending that is, in some ways, a beginning.
February 19, 2020
Better Call Saul returns with loads of color, swagger, and pitch-black humor.
Top Critic
February 18, 2020
The best show on TV remains - emphatically - the best.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
February 18, 2020
Better Call Saul is just like that proverbial dropped dessert: flavorful, chilling, its colorful sweetness melting and devoured in the unforgiving desert sun.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
February 12, 2020
Better Call Saul, in the early going of its fifth and penultimate season, remains the picture of white-knuckled but real restraint.