Game of Thrones: Season 8 (2019)


Season 8
Game of Thrones

Critics Consensus

Game of Thrones' final season shortchanges the women of Westeros, sacrificing satisfying character arcs for spectacular set-pieces in its mad dash to the finish line.



Critic Ratings: 10


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Air date: Apr 14, 2019
Air date: Apr 21, 2019
Air date: Apr 28, 2019
Air date: May 5, 2019
Air date: May 12, 2019
Air date: May 19, 2019

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Peter Dinklage
as Tyrion Lannister
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
as Jaime Lannister
Lena Headey
as Cersei Lannister
Emilia Clarke
as Daenerys Targaryen
Aidan Gillen
as Petyr Baelish
Sophie Turner
as Sansa Stark
Alfie Allen
as Theon Greyjoy
John Bradley
as Samwell Tarly
Liam Cunningham
as Davos Seaworth
Iain Glen
as Jorah Mormont
Kristofer Hivju
as Tormund Giantsbane
Rory McCann
as Sandor "The Hound" Clegane
Pilou Asbæk
as Euron Greyjoy
Daniel Portman
as Podrick Payne
Richard Dormer
as Beric Dondarrion
Ben Crompton
as Eddison Tollett
Bella Ramsey
as Lyanna Mormont
Gemma Whelan
as Yara Greyjoy
Marc Rissmann
as Harry Strickland
Richard Rycroft
as Maester Wolkan
Megan Parkinson
as Alys Karstark
Tobias Menzies
as Edmure Tully
Lino Facioli
as Robin Arryn
Vladimir Furdik
as Night King
Ian Whyte
as Giant Wight
Harry Grasby
as Ned Umber
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Critic Reviews for Game of Thrones Season 8

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (1)

Even at its wobbliest, these final episodes demonstrate a stunning degree of filmmaking skill that find even the weakest installments standing head and shoulders over most recent feature films of a similar nature.

Jun 14, 2019 | Full Review…

Game of Thrones found purpose. Not to press our faces to the fire, but to show us those already burned, and teach us how to hold their suffering.

Jun 4, 2019 | Full Review…

If only [David] Benioff and [DB] Weiss had had more faith in these quiet moments. Instead, they tried to load as many epic battles and as much incredible CGI into the final season as they could.

May 24, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Season eight made the regrettable mistake of giving half its time to an underwhelming villain at the expense of the characters who made the show special in the first place.

May 27, 2019 | Full Review…

Daenerys and Cersei are portrayed as too ambitious and emotionally unfit to rule the Seven Kingdoms.

May 26, 2019 | Rating: 2.25/5 | Full Review…

Season 8 is the weakest, but it's still good. It's just "Good" in amongst a series that constantly hit "Excellent" makes it really stand out...

May 23, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

[This season] made choices that I just didn't have to wrap it up somehow, and this season is just full of more extremes and it just doesn't work anymore or fit in with the rest...

May 22, 2019 | Full Review…

Season 8 doesn't feel like it was earned, with too little time dedicated to growing characters paired with a greater emphasis on rushing to major plot points, rather than proving to those of us watching how inevitable they were.

May 22, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

I don't think anyone can be happy that this season focused, in the end, on Jon Snow, the least complicated main character on an ensemble full of brutal instincts and grasping ambition.

May 21, 2019 | Rating: C | Full Review…

This concluding season may not live up to its promise, but it finds a sense of peace for its survivors.

May 20, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Game of Thrones: Season 8

  • 10h ago
    Imagine iif Return of the Jedi ended with Leia taking over the death star and wiping out every populated planet in the galaxy after she gets it on with Luke, because she's worried that people will find out he is Darth Vader's son. That's what D&D did to GOT.
  • 16h ago
    i wish i could give negative stars. the writing was bad, the season was a failure.
  • 1d ago
    The Story fell completely to the floor BRAN really effin BRAN is the best they can come up with to be King and the way cersei and her brother die in falling ruble really HBO!!! So upset I dont even wanna finish watching it with my lady she hasnt seen it and its not worth it when you find out how horrible S8 ends. Now with that said where the hell does ARIA come from to kill the NIGHTKING......
  • 1d ago
    D&D just destroyed the series finale. Worst directors ever
  • 1d ago
    "Spectacular Season" remove that and put "Dissapointed Season" instead.
  • 2d ago
    This season is one of the most devastating let downs in the history of entertainment. The writers seem to have forgotten their own plot arcs and characters and instead turned to cheap tricks, plot twists, and devices to keep the season painfully staggering forward. It is fitting that the writers are moving to a series (Star Wars) that has experienced similarly extreme variance in quality between episodes.
  • 2d ago
    Awful, in every way. My thumbs would break off before I could list everything wrong with this season
  • 2d ago
    Overall, the final season was marked by great acting, sensational action and beautiful scenery ...
  • 2d ago
    Outstanding final season of the best tv series of the last decade. Great performances, unrivaled made for tv production value, and yes, a true to the characters and story arcs conclusion of the series. The haters of the final season either did not pay attention to the clues and hints in the preceding episodes or don't appreciate the filmmakers respectful execution of George RR Martins intended endings or simply let their own fantasies about the ending gone wild. This is a momental achievement in story telling from beginning to end, period.
  • 2d ago
    One of the most popular television shows ever. Of course the critics rate it poorly. The last season might have ruined it for some fans, but it's sad to see the poor rating on such an amazing show.

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