Breaking Bad: Season 5 (2012 - 2013)


Season 5
Breaking Bad

Critics Consensus

Breaking Bad's final season cements its status as one of television's great series, propelling its narrative to an explosive conclusion with sharp direction and assured storytelling.



Critic Ratings: 53


Audience Score

User Ratings: 5792
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Air date: Jul 15, 2012
Air date: Jul 22, 2012
Air date: Jul 29, 2012
Air date: Aug 5, 2012
Air date: Aug 12, 2012
Air date: Aug 19, 2012
Air date: Aug 26, 2012
Air date: Sep 2, 2012
Air date: Sep 9, 2013
Air date: Sep 16, 2013
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Informed he has terminal cancer, an underachieving chemistry genius turned high school teacher uses his expertise to secretly provide for his family by producing the world's highest quality crystal meth.

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Critic Reviews for Breaking Bad Season 5

All Critics (53) | Top Critics (25)

Breaking Bad is essential viewing: a Molotov cocktail of poverty, science and decline.

Oct 14, 2013 | Full Review…

Take a bow, Vince Gilligan.

Sep 30, 2013 | Full Review…

Because Breaking Bad is great art, the drama invites many different interpretations.

Sep 30, 2013 | Full Review…

Breaking Bad is more than science. It's intelligent design.

Sep 17, 2013 | Full Review…

Breaking Bad is the quintessential series of our binge-watching TV era.

Aug 12, 2013 | Full Review…

Taut, efficient and directed with a scalpel, Breaking Bad remains a marvel.

Jul 15, 2012 | Rating: A+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

One way or another, you've got to figure Walt is going down. And, thanks to Cranston, he's going down in TV history as one of the medium's most fascinating, memorable and grandly tragic characters.

Sep 27, 2013 | Full Review…

The genius of Breaking Bad is that it retained every single aspect that made it great while constantly innovating and subverting its own mythology.

Mar 5, 2019 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

I realised just how long I had been gritting my jaw and holding my head in my hands whilst watching for the past month, and to have it all just calmly end was the perfect release.

Jan 15, 2019 | Full Review…

The second and third to last episodes of the series might be the two best in Breaking Bad history.

Nov 8, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Breaking Bad: Season 5

  • 2d ago
    I've seen this show 4 times, and it is still the best that i've ever seen. Directing, cinematography, acting and the screenplay are perfect, like nothing else
  • 5d ago
    I have watched all 05 seasons My Rating 10/10 !!!No Spoilers!!! A story of chemistry teacher who have lungs cancer and married family guy with kids and running from very bad financial crises. Its A tremendous film to get comprehensive info how drugs mafia works how drugs dealing system works how much difficulties a normal guy will face in this industry and how much money involved in this black market. It a full of action film full of crimes but its also a roller coaster of emotions when you will watch you will emotionally get attached with jesse character. I love the dialogue When Walt says there is no f**king God so don't wait for him and solve your f**king issues. It makes it interesting how a family guy manages his family life and criminal life separately and makes connections and links of his words in order to not get caught he was successful. I Loved the series, A must watch series for Action lover and Crime genre films lover. Best Regards
  • Aug 01, 2019
    Undoubtedly the best tv show ever made.
  • Jul 25, 2019
    PERFECT TV (as usual), delivering a more than satisfying conclusion. Something that isn't so easy in the days of the internet, and Reddit. Shockingly good television. Maybe the best ever.
  • Jul 25, 2019
    You can't go wrong with any season of the show, but the way it ends its run is pure brilliancy. Epic, the real golden standard of its era.
  • Jul 18, 2019
    Couldn't asked for much more.
  • Jul 11, 2019
    Best season without a doupt
  • Jul 09, 2019
    A thrilling end to an absolute masterpiece, told through a combination of flawless acting and brilliant storytelling. The best season of the show if not one of the best seasons of any series ever. It brings Breaking Bad to a satisfying close with all loose ends tied up, apart from Jessie, and we can finally see where Walter White's demise led him to.
  • Jul 09, 2019
    The final season, is truly the most epic finale to any show I've ever seen. My only complaint is that Skylar's story this season is given too much time, and she is very annoying.
  • Jul 08, 2019
    the series in whole is great and this is its best season tense moments from everyone hank walt jessie everyones story comes to a close except for jessies which i feel we need some extra time for him but i know they are working on a movie for that so 5 stars

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