Gotham: Season 5 Reviews

June 4, 2019
After a season of brutality and heartbreak, devastating defeat, and a hard-won victory, this finale just felt too neat.
June 4, 2019
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.
Full Review | Original Score: B
June 4, 2019
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
April 29, 2019
Unfortunately for the viewers, what we got was pretty much more of what season four had been: bland villains and misguided storylines.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 26, 2019
The finale felt more obligatory than soaring, bringing the show to a landing that felt mildly satisfying, but more than anything, overdue.
April 25, 2019
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.
April 25, 2019
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.
March 13, 2019
Gotham continues doing what it does well without pushing boundaries or offering up too many surprises
March 6, 2019
"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.
Full Review | Original Score: B
March 2, 2019
Gotham at its best. Is there any way we can beg, plead and demand a sixth season?
Full Review | Original Score: 9.5/10
January 17, 2019
[Gotham is] a ride that's ending soon, but one I'm glad decided early to release the safety switch and fly, balloon-like, right off the tracks.
January 11, 2019
[It's] is certainly a solid enough start to the season.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
January 7, 2019
"Year Zero" set the tone for where Gotham is going for their final season with a bang. There's no time for small henchmen or empty threats. Gotham City is at war and the villains/heroes are here to slay.
January 7, 2019
Season 5 opens with a wonderful, further-into-the-future sequence of Gotham's heavy hitters... preparing for an epic battle, and it is by FAR the best opening sequence of any show in 2019.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 4, 2019
Granted, it all has to build up, and you have to start somewhere, but [season 5] offers up exactly what you'd expect and little more.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.8/10
January 4, 2019
Gets off to a fun start with the usual mount of plate spinning and scenery chewing. Because kids, 'less we forget: This is Gotham!
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
January 4, 2019
Some television shows require the urgency of a final season in order to realize their potential. As it begins its fifth and final season, then, Gotham proves it deserves a spot on that list.
January 4, 2019
Season 5 will be the last for television's most unpredictable comics-based show, and the premiere made it clear that the remaining episodes will be as wild as fans have come to expect.
January 4, 2019
I love the show's sincere commitment to everything campy about the Caped Crusader. And there's something fully giallo about this final season, all these impeccably dressed cops in a broken city of masked horror.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
January 4, 2019
There was plenty to digest on "Year One," but every moment of this jam-packed episode was a titillating preview of how everything will meld together before we say our final goodbye to television's greatest comic book series.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.8/5