Homeland: Season 5 (2015)



Critic Consensus: Homeland re-energizes itself in season five by setting up a twisty Berlin-set spy thriller that spotlights Carrie's questionable ethics more than ever.


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The game has changed for Carrie Mathison. Out of the CIA and living in Berlin, Carrie is trying to start a new life but realizes now she’s the one with a target on her back. As the danger intensifies, and without Saul and Quinn to rely on, one thing becomes clear – she’s never been at greater risk or with more to lose. -- (C) SHOWTIME

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Critic Reviews for Homeland Season 5

All Critics (27) | Top Critics (12)

But for now, at least, Homeland is back with a surprising show of force.

Oct 2, 2015 | Full Review…

Considering the payoff and potential within these first three episodes, it's time to embrace both Carrie and Homeland like we did at the start.

Sep 29, 2015 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
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After some credibility problems in past seasons, Homeland hits the reset button Sunday on Showtime - and it works.

Oct 9, 2015 | Full Review…

Season 5, which picks up more than two years after last season's boom-clap climax and measured denouement, offers neither the candy-hued crazy of Season 3 nor the tightly plotted thrills of Season 4, but rather something more ruminative and sedate.

Oct 5, 2015 | Full Review…

What gives Homeland its unsettling edge is the sense that it's pitching you into the dark corners of an endless secret war liable to erupt into bloody chaos at any moment, on a battlefield which is beyond anybody's control.

Jul 24, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The writers continue to steer clear of making this a dumbed down battle between good versus evil.

Apr 26, 2017 | Full Review…

It's shaping up to be a terrific series.

Aug 14, 2017 | Full Review…

Claire Danes is spectacular. She has won two Primetime Emmys and two Golden Globes for her role in the series and it is more than well-deserved.

May 24, 2017 | Full Review…

[Carrie Mathison's] comeuppance provided one of the high points of the fifth season's last episode.

Feb 7, 2018 | Full Review…

I'm being incredibly inartistic, but I think that she - Carrie Mathison - is such a compelling character, and I think her journey is part and parcel with what Homeland is about, juxtaposed to the world and what is happening in the world currently.

Oct 2, 2015 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Homeland: Season 5


Super Reviewer

The fifth season of Homeland starts slow, appears tired and worn, and yet somehow manages the dramatic brilliance that made it shine earlier. This methodical build up is characteristic of the series, and with season five, we find a greater depth and nuance than previously held—an extremely difficult task for a veteran TV series. I rather enjoyed many of the storylines, all of which culminated in an exceedingly interesting way. Though the finale was underwhelming- taking out it’s dramatic knees much to early, the mid to later portion of the series was vintage Homeland, with a growth in characterization that gives promise for future seasons.


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