Game of Thrones: Season 5 (2015)


Season 5
Game of Thrones

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Bloody action and extreme power plays return full throttle, as Game of Thrones enjoys a new-found liberation from the world of the source material, resulting in more unexpected thrills.



Critic Ratings: 50


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Air date: Apr 12, 2015
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Series 5 sees Daenerys Targaryen continue to grow in power which is not going unnoticed by those in Westeros. Elsewhere, Jon Snow faces some major changes on the wall and Aryr Stark continues on her quest for revenge.


Peter Dinklage
as Tyrion Lannister
Lena Headey
as Cersei Lannister
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
as Jaime Lannister
Emilia Clarke
as Daenerys Targaryen
Kit Harington
as Jon Snow
Aidan Gillen
as Petyr Baelish
Sophie Turner
as Sansa Stark
Alfie Allen
as Theon Greyjoy
Iain Glen
as Jorah Mormont
Stephen Dillane
as Stannis Baratheon
John Bradley
as Samwell Tarly
Liam Cunningham
as Davos Seaworth
Tom Wlaschiha
as Jaqen H'ghar
Natalie Dormer
as Margaery Tyrell
Daniel Portman
as Podrick Payne
Michiel Huisman
as Daario Naharis
Iwan Rheon
as Ramsay Snow
Kristofer Hivju
as Tormund Giantsbane
Nell Tiger Free
as Myrcella Baratheon
Owen Teale
as Alliser Thorne
Ben Crompton
as Dolorous Edd
Dean-Charles Chapman
as Tommen Baratheon
Faye Marsay
as The Waif
Enzo Cilenti
as Yezzan zo Qaggaz
Peter Vaughan
as Maester Aemon
Joel Fry
as Hizdahr zo Loraq
Deobia Oparei
as Areo Hotah
Indira Varma
as Ellaria Sand
Hannah Waddingham
as Septa Unella
Jonathan Pryce
as The High Sparrow
Alexander Siddig
as Doran Martell
Ian McElhinney
as Barristan Selmy
Michael Condron
as Bowen Marsh
Toby Sebastian
as Trystane Martell
Ross O'Hennessy
as Lord of Bones
Elizabeth Webster
as Walda Bolton
Dominic Carter
as Janos Slynt
Tara Fitzgerald
as Selyse Baratheon
Kerry Ingram
as Shireen Baratheon
Ian Whyte
as Wun Wun
Diana Rigg
as Olenna Tyrell
Eugene Simon
as Lancel Lannister
Brian Fortune
as Othell Yarwyck
Nicholas Boulton
as Pit Announcer
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Critic Reviews for Game of Thrones Season 5

All Critics (50) | Top Critics (26)

Many shows are starting to run out of gas by Season 5. Game of Thrones, partly because it's as cold-blooded as its characters in treating personnel turnover as the natural order, seems to have little trouble keeping its pedal to the metal.

Apr 2, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Essentially, this was an exercise in scene setting, the chess pieces being laid out on the board.

Mar 20, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

No, Season 5 of Game of Thrones won't be a joy ride. But it's sure to be a thrill ride.

Apr 13, 2015 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

"Game of Thrones" is also looking to expand our understanding of these characters and their psychology in a deeper and more complex way, which is exactly where we kick off the season.

Apr 13, 2015 | Rating: A | Full Review…

Given the issues of pace and focus that bedevil Martin's later novels, Benioff and Weiss's impulse to both compress and juice up the material makes eminent sense. The result is a season of Game of Thrones that promises to be bigger than ever.

Apr 11, 2015 | Full Review…

Both my inner fan and inner critic agree: The fifth season is superb.

Apr 10, 2015 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Beginners, forget it. Loyal fans, however, will be overjoyed.

Jun 28, 2018 | Full Review…

Season 5 of Game of Thrones boasts some of the series' best surprises, particularly as storylines converge and start to wrap inward

Jun 14, 2018 | Full Review…

This really is such a rich, satisfying, fantastically put together series, isn't it?

Apr 8, 2015 | Full Review…

It's a lot to digest, but well worth the effort.

Apr 14, 2015 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Game of Thrones: Season 5

  • 4d ago
    Still a great show but seems that they are starting to focus more on action than the dialogue that made GOT so famous.
  • 6d ago
    At Season 5, the show begins to branch off from the earlier seasons' faithfulness to the books, yet it still remains something of a masterpiece.
  • Jul 07, 2019
    apparently i cant write a review on season 4 but as for this season it is the season where the show went down in quality their destroyed stannis as a character still worth watching tho
  • Jun 21, 2019
    Even when I think that this show can't get better it gets better and it is still my favorite tv show of all time. The lead acting performances from Peter Dinklage, Maisie Williams, Kit Harington, Emilia Clarke, Gwendoline Christie, Iwan Rheon, Sophie Turner, Lena Headey, Natalie Dormer, and Alfie Allen were excellent and the supporting performances from Jerome Flynn, Tom Wlaschiha, Conleth Hill, Stephen Dillane, John Bradley, Diana Rigg, Aidan Gillen, Dean-Charles Chapman, Rosabell Laurenti Sellers, Hannah Murray, Daniel Portman, Ian Whyte, Nathalie Emmanuel, Iain Glen, Tara Fitzgerald, Jonathan Pryce, and Indira Varma were fantastic. The storytelling and writing this season was wonderful. The fighting and battle scenes were awesome especially the battle in the Daznak Pit between the Unsullied and Drogon against the Sons of the Harpy, the battle between the Wildlings against the Wight's, the battle between the Sons of the Harpy against the Unsullied, the fight between Jorah against the other fighters in the Daznak Pit, and the fight between Jaime and Bron against the Dorne soldiers. The visual effects were outstanding this season especially Daenerys riding on Drogon, Drogon the Dragon, and the Skeleton Wights and the undead. The makeup effects were terrific especially the Night King, the undead people, the White Walkers, and Wun Wun the Giant. The props, costumes, and accessories were splendid especially all of the weapons used (especially Jon Snows sword Longclaw), all of Daenerys outfits, and Daenerys silver Dragon necklace. The music and score in this season was great as all of the music and scores in the other seasons have been. The last scene was good but it is my least favorite last scene but it did have a great shock factor. Overall this was another A+ season of Game of Thrones.
  • Jun 03, 2019
    This season contains the single greatest television episode of all time. Episode 8: Hardhome. Watch it!
  • May 30, 2019
    Such a powerful season.
  • May 29, 2019
    GoT 5th season was full of surprises. Great stories. The House of Black and White is one not to missed. Jon Snow is starting to be noticed as a leader.
  • May 21, 2019
    the show just gets better and better
  • May 21, 2019
    better than later seasons
  • May 16, 2019
    Season 5 has great storytelling but is ruined by subplots like Dorne.

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