Game of Thrones: Season 6 Episode 9 - TV Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Game of Thrones: Season 6 Episode 9 Reviews

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Randy Dankievitch
TV Over Mind
February 11, 2020

Perhaps that makes this the most fitting Game of Thrones episode of them all, a reminder that the battlefield is forever ugly, anti-climatic, and predictable, and it's only outside of war that we actually have hope to evolve, and surprise the world.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Fiona Flynn
December 31, 2019

It did not let down, delivering what was undeniably the best battle ever seen on television, let alone Game of Thrones.

Neil Miller
Film School Rejects
April 5, 2019

As much as I enjoyed "Battle of the Bastards" with all its beautiful bluster, the real meal is what comes next.

Rob Bricken
April 5, 2019

Possibly the most incredible battle that has ever been seen on TV.

Alyssa Rosenberg
Washington Post
Top Critic
April 5, 2019

As Dany learns to rule in Meereen and Sansa rises to power in Westeros, it's certainly asking what might happen when people who were meant to be bartered as chattel start to broker their own deals.

Nick Romano
April 5, 2019

After a long wait, drawn out even longer by filler episodes, the two finally faced off in the epic smackdown that many have been waiting for - and it was worth it.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Sarah Marrs
Lainey Gossip
April 5, 2019

Game of Thrones puts on spectacular battles, but the point is always what happens next.

Jeff Spross
Brightest Young Things
April 5, 2019

Last night's "Battle of the Bastards" was one of the most nerve-racking hours of television I've ever watched.

Catalina Combs
Black Girl Nerds
June 27, 2018

This battle was mind blowing. I couldn't have asked for a more perfect ending to a despicable character.

John DeVore
June 26, 2018

I can't abide violence against direwolves.

William Evans
Black Nerd Problems
June 22, 2018

Can't shake me off of this being one of the best appearances of all time, fam. Drogon arrived on the scene like T'Challa in Civil War.

Kevin Fitzpatrick
June 19, 2018

While "Battle of the Bastards" absolutely ranks among the most spectacular, visually dynamic hours in television history, it still feels spectacularly predictable.

James White
Empire Magazine
November 7, 2017

Battle Of The Bastards gives us all the cathartic end we crave, and at least there were those side trips to Meereen.

Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Ned Lannamann
The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
August 24, 2017

This concentration of focus was one of a very strong episode's greatest strengths; the story breathed and ebbed and flowed in an artful and satisfying way.

Alison Herman
The Ringer
August 15, 2017

"Battle of the Bastards" is peak Game of Thrones.

Soumya Srivastava
Hindustan Times
May 3, 2017

This time, the episode gave the world one of the most brilliantly made war scenes in movie or television history and also perhaps one of the best episodes of the entire series.

James Hunt
What Culture
July 6, 2016

This episode, for any flaws it might have, is spectacular, at once huge in scale and yet also personal, never losing itself under the sheer weight of numbers ... it's breathless, frenzied stuff.

Full Review | Original Score: 9.5/10
Mark W. Pleiss
June 24, 2016

The episode does exactly what it's supposed to do, but it doesn't demystify or descralize war.

Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Katie Walsh
The Playlist
Top Critic
June 22, 2016

Beautifully chaotic, epically grimy, and almost unbearable to watch, but impossible to look away from.

Lenika Cruz
The Atlantic
Top Critic
June 21, 2016

The magic and agony of "Battle of the Bastards" was how visceral all that otherwise predictable dying felt.

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