Gotham: Season 5 (2018)


Season 5

Critics Consensus

Gotham concludes in a glorious free-for-all that takes full advantage of the series' dense roster of colorful villains, making for an extended climax that is equal parts daffy and thrilling.



Critic Ratings: 20


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User Ratings: 456
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Set in DC's infamous city, this series follows Detective James Gordon's life in Gotham before Batman's arrival.


Benjamin McKenzie
as James Gordon
Donal Logue
as Harvey Bullock
David Mazouz
as Bruce Wayne
Morena Baccarin
as Dr. Leslie Thompkins
Sean Pertwee
as Alfred Pennyworth
Robin Lord Taylor
as Oswald Cobblepot/The Penguin
Erin Richards
as Barbara Kean
Jessica Lucas
as Tabitha Galavan
Chris Chalk
as Lucius Fox
Drew Powell
as Butch Gilzean
Maggie Geha
as Poison Ivy/Ivy Pepper
Alexander Siddig
as Ra's Al Ghul
Crystal Reed
as Sofia Falcone
B.D. Wong
as Hugo Strange
Cameron Monaghan
as Jeremiah Valeska
JW Cortes
as Det. Alvarez
Kelcy Griffin
as Det. Harper
Hunter Jones
as Will Thomas
Anthony Carrigan
as Victor Zsasz
Andrew Sellon
as Mr. Penn
Jaime Murray
as Theresa Walker
Peyton List
as Ivy Pepper
Richard Kind
as Mayor Aubrey James
David Carranza
as Angel Vallelunga
Francesa Root
as Dodson - Ecco
Jeté Laurence
as Barbara Lee Gordon
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Critic Reviews for Gotham Season 5

All Critics (20) | Top Critics (4)

This ending ensures a legacy alongside the other prominent Bat-stories, but it's the series' gonzo approach to a cop drama that distinguishes it altogether.

Jun 4, 2019 | Rating: B | Full Review…
Top Critic

After a season of brutality and heartbreak, devastating defeat, and a hard-won victory, this finale just felt too neat.

Jun 4, 2019 | Full Review…

Gotham's final season isn't a complete and total trainwreck, nor does it ruin past seasons that came before, but it's a massive disappointment for a show that fully embraced how dark and ridiculous it was.

Jun 4, 2019 | Rating: 5/10 | Full Review…

Unfortunately for the viewers, what we got was pretty much more of what season four had been: bland villains and misguided storylines.

Apr 29, 2019 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

As Gotham's end began this Thursday, the Fox drama efficiently gave us the lay of the No Man's Land, before delving into decidedly deadly dealings between Penguin and those who dare challenge him.

Apr 25, 2019 | Full Review…

The finale felt more obligatory than soaring, bringing the show to a landing that felt mildly satisfying, but more than anything, overdue.

Apr 26, 2019 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Gotham returned from its hiatus last week, and delivered yet another impressive instalment in what is quickly shaping up to be the series' best season.

Apr 25, 2019 | Full Review…

Gotham continues doing what it does well without pushing boundaries or offering up too many surprises

Mar 13, 2019 | Full Review…

"Gotham" doesn't get enough respect. The Fox show isn't part of super-producer Greg Berlanti's Arrowverse...But while "Gotham," now in its fifth and final season, has always been separate, it has never been lesser.

Mar 6, 2019 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Gotham at its best. Is there any way we can beg, plead and demand a sixth season?

Mar 2, 2019 | Rating: 9.5/10 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Gotham: Season 5

  • Jul 29, 2019
    ridiculous, after season 2, the show was been a drag, season 1 was epic, one of the best ever tv shows taking season 1, season 2 was alright, 3 watchable,season 4 was utter rubbish, and thats how it continued to the end. they brought in too many women, barbara, and her girls really really ruined the show. making pinguin a hero was just wrong. season 1 was amazing, gotham was vile, with a touch of manic comedy dropped in there. simply follow in season 1 style would have made this s great show, what a mess they made.
  • Jul 10, 2019
    the best and final season each episode better then the last i was annoyed they recast Bruce and cat for the finale but i understand why ed and Oswald have their best scenes here
  • Jun 07, 2019
    Season 5 in my mind and many others was supposed to be a grand ending to Gotham. Though it was there were some things that made me cross my arms like a child and chant "I didn't like that" however those were few and far between. I hoped to see Mr Freeze again, Firefly snd even the man bat creature they showed in 4×22. Overall season five is short, though not Gothams fault, and they worked hard to fill those 12 episodes with good content. HOWEVER, THE MILITARY GETTING INVOLVED STORYLINE WAS HORRID AND UNNECESSARY! But always a blast with Penguin.
  • May 27, 2019
    Showrunners did their best to intregrate the entire plead of absolutely new characters for the show, but it doesn't release them from the liability for that delirium they've done. But actually, the cast did their best for the series, despite the fact that the plot was a little bit dull.
  • May 20, 2019
    Lacking Jeremiah but a great season nonetheless, rushed thanks to being cancelled early. Really wish it was saved.
  • May 05, 2019
    As a whole it was a great season but there were certain moments that just felt cringey and rushed.
  • Apr 30, 2019
    as always Gotham needed the caped crusader to rescue them. a very underwhelming season with only the last episode worth the watch.
  • Apr 27, 2019
    Althouth I liked the last two seasons, I thought that the final season of Gotham was a high point to go out on. With Gotham cut off from the rest of the country, the show basically went full Mad Max with various gangs fighting over control of the city. The season basically had permission to drop the pretense of any real-world restrictions and go full crazy, and I love it. Season five does a surprisingly good job of allotting time for all the characters. Cameron Monaghan again excels as Jeremaiah Valeska. They even manage to include a decent portion of the show's recurring villains. (I think I'll miss Dr. B.D. Wong's Hugo Strange most of all). Plus, we finally get to see a certain Batman villain who has never been depicted in live action. Unfortunately with the reduced episode count, two characters got short shrift. Manbat was teased at the end of last season, but you won't get him this time. Also the writers fell into their habit of having the Penguin behave childishly a little too much. It can be hard to see how he achieved underworld success at these times. Again, the show has surprisingly good set and costume design for network television. I'm happy to say that Gotham season 5 gives the same enjoyable chaos that the show was known for.
  • Apr 27, 2019
    Great show< really sucks its this was the last season...
  • Apr 26, 2019
    Gotham's fifth and final run is packed with several hours of nefarious mayhem and the series' signature dizzying pace, all building up to the rise of the darkened city's guardian angel.

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