Justified: Season 5 (2014)

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Season 5
Justified

Critics Consensus

Justified continues to bring the shock value with clever storylines and a potent blend of comedy and drama.

96%

TOMATOMETER

Critic Ratings: 28

94%

Audience Score

User Ratings: 330
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Episodes

1
Air date: Jan 7, 2014
2
Air date: Jan 14, 2014
3
Air date: Jan 21, 2014
4
Air date: Jan 28, 2014
5
Air date: Feb 4, 2014
6
Air date: Feb 11, 2014
7
Air date: Feb 25, 2014
8
Air date: Mar 4, 2014
9
Air date: Mar 11, 2014
10
Air date: Mar 18, 2014
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The vicious and self-destructive Crowe family drive the plot of the fifth series of this FX crime drama. Small-time crook and full-time idiot Dewey Crowe (Damon Herriman) is ecstatic when he receives a large settlement for his ill treatment at the hands of the local law enforcement, but things quickly sour when his relative Darryl Crowe Jr. (Michael Rapaport) arrives from Florida and plots to use the spoils to build a criminal empire. When Darryl teams up with Boyd Crowder (Walton Goggins) to traffic heroin from Mexico, Raylan (Timothy Olyphant) is set on a collision course with the entire Crowe clan. Elsewhere, Ava (Joelle Carter) must learn to survive on her own in prison.

Cast

Timothy Olyphant
as Raylan Givens
Walton Goggins
as Boyd Crowder
Nick Searcy
as Art Mullen
Jacob Pitts
as Tim Gutterson
Erica Tazel
as Rachel Brooks
Joelle Carter
as Ava Crowder
Jere Burns
as Wynn Duffy
Damon Herriman
as Dewey Crowe
Michael Rapaport
as Darryl Crowe Jr.
Edi Gathegi
as Jean Baptiste
A.J. Buckley
as Danny Crowe
Alicia Witt
as Wendy Crowe
James Le Gros
as Wade Messer
Sam Anderson
as Lee Paxton
Jacob Lofland
as Kendal Crowe
Rick Gomez
as A.U.S.A. David Vasquez
Amy Smart
as Alison Brander
David Meunier
as Johnny Crowder
Don R. McManus
as Billy "Wildman" Geist
Mickey Jones
as Rodney "Hotrod" Dunham
Xander Berkeley
as Charles Monroe
William Gregory Lee
as Sheriff Nick Mooney
Shashawnee Hall
as Ed Kirkland
Danny Strong
as Officer Albert Fekus
Matt Craven
as Dan Grant
Dave Foley
as Scott Fenton
Joshua Harto
as DEA Agent Henkins
Kaitlyn Dever
as Loretta McCready
Adam Arkin
as Theo Tonin
Scott Anthony Leet
as Henry Granger
Branton Box
as Gunnar Swift
David Koechner
as Deputy Marshal Greg Sutter
Muse Watson
as Elmont Swain
Amaury Nolasco
as Elvis Manuel Machado
Eric Roberts
as DEA Special Agent Alex Miller
Wray Nerely
as Elias Markos
Max Perlich
as Sammy Tonin
Stephen Root
as Judge Reardon
Ron Yuan
as Lt. Simon Lee
Jeanetta Arnette
as Marsha Keyhoe
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Critic Reviews for Justified Season 5

All Critics (28) | Top Critics (11)

Justified may never get the trophies it deserves. Just keep doing what you're doing, Justified. That's reward enough.

Jan 8, 2014 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
Top Critic

Justified is slumming it: not nearly as sharp or rich as it has been or could be, but still much more clever and enjoyable than its procedural peers. It's begging to be graded on a curve, when it should be setting it.

Jan 8, 2014 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Justified has reached the point where we know some of its tricks. But thanks to Leonard and Olyphant and writer Graham Yost's fine balance of humor and mayhem, it's still an hour worth looking forward to.

Jan 2, 2014 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The show remains terrific; the production details, the writing, the quality just about peerless in just about every shot.

Aug 22, 2014 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

While I'm more than happy to look forward, "Restitution" also did a nice job of tying up season 5's troublesome plotlines in entertaining fashion.

Jun 17, 2014 | Full Review…

Can I get a yee haw for Tuesday's return of Justified, one of midseason's greatest and most underappreciated cable cowboy cable series!?

Jan 16, 2014 | Full Review…

The show lost its guiding star with the passing of Elmore Leonard last year. So it isn't all that surprising that what we have here is an episode with all the right pieces in place but little of the heart that usually drives the show.

Jan 9, 2014 | Rating: 7.4/10 | Full Review…

[Justified] is full of rich characters and sharp writing - a model of what such a show should be.

Jan 8, 2014 | Full Review…

A major joy of Justified as it gets older is watching it sit back and celebrate the large ensemble of colorful characters it's built up over the years.

Jan 8, 2014 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Chilling. And correct? For Raylan Givens, the answer is an emphatic yes.

Jan 15, 2014 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Justified: Season 5

  • Sep 12, 2019
    My least favorite season by far, the villain sucks(he's the only bad one!), the story drags on endlessly, and nothing particularly interesting happens(compared to the other seasons). However, it sets up one of the best last seasons of all time, so it's OK. If you've made it this far, you might as well get to the end.
  • Jan 03, 2018
    I never realized that I wanted a season to focus on Dewey Crowe's family, but evidently I did. Just like prior seasons Justified is entertaining to watch. This time however the story is three factions and the mixing between them. One of them is of course our main star Raylen Givens, the tough Federal Marshall. The second is Boyd Crowder and his crew (which I am just as entertained if not more so by Boyd as by Raylan). The third and final is Dewey Crowe's family... and they were entertaining. The backstabbing is upped a notch, the violence is pretty intense and the white knuckle moments are still there. It is true, that other than Boyd and Raylan, none of the new characters measure up to Margo Martindale (yes I am still beating her drum), but they were definitely entertaining. Oh, and Wynne Duffy seemed to be in it more this season and I approve of more Mr. Duffy. Pros: Still great acting and writing. . Cons: Still no Margo Martindale, other than that things were great. The final Season 6 is in the queue.
  • Aug 01, 2017
    The second weakest season ....but by far the funniest
  • Jul 17, 2016
    This was my least favorite season of the series, but the last three episodes of season 5 made it tolerable.
  • Jul 26, 2015
    This wasn't as good as the previous season, but it had its surprises :) This is the first time you really see Boyd Crowder he didn't catch a break the entire season and the way they are going to go next season is just the right setup for this saga to end... It is how it was supposed to end all along you get that just from the finale and I hope it is epic as they promised. A very good season, after 5 years maybe not the best but it is the build up for the finale season. I'll give it an 8/10
  • Apr 28, 2015
    I have been a big fan but these 'baddies' seemed to be quite dull in comparison to Season 1 and 2.
  • Mar 26, 2015
    Newcomer Wendy Crowe (Alicia Witt) emerges as a star, Ava (Joelle Carter) shows her chops and Dewey, Darryl, Danny and Dilly Crowe do their damnedest to personify Elmore Leonard's iconic "idiot-gangster". In the same vein, show-runner Graham Yost obviously couldn't resist bringing back Dickie Bennett (the outstanding Jeremy Davies) for a curtain call; we may see more of him in season six. The last Crowes standing have migrated south to Florida; the season five finale "Restitution" sets us up neatly for a sixth and final season. The inevitable extermination of hill-billy thespian Boyd Crowder (Walton Goggins) appears to be on the menu.
  • Feb 24, 2015
    The penultimate season for the acclaimed FX crime thriller sticks to it's tried-and-true formula, only it's noticeably a bit more dragging (particularly with the whole Ava in prison storyline).
  • Feb 11, 2015
    As I got around to watching Season Five it was learned that the show will be discontinued after number Six, the present on-air season. On paper a show about a US Marshall raised by a backwoods hill-billy racketeer in Kentucky who uses his local knowledge to fight organized crime sounds rather pedestrian. As Raylan Givens Timothy Oliphant uses his acting chops and a suave mien to bring life to an old-style quick-draw lawman. The ensemble cast and continuing plot lines draw the audience into a show that is difficult to stop watching. The cast of characters and the actors who portrait them continue to be well-drawn and performed. This season we meet Dewey Crow’s Florida Cousins and the fifteen-year-old Kendall, a doe-eyed criminal-in-training. Ava’s sojourn through the prison system provides Boyd with an interesting sub-plot. As usual it is difficult to tell the good guys from the bad guys here, rarely are situations black and white. Raylan’s sometime partner Timothy, the Afghan sniper, and Boyd’s henchman Jimmy bring handsome good looks and straight-man qualities to a cast that too often appears inbred and lacking intelligence. Underlying criminal menace is never cause for anything but polite, if sometime exaggerated, cordiality here. The show may have sexual content, nudity, and violence but proves this can be done convincingly As I got around to watching Season Five it was learned that the show will be discontinued after number Six, the present on-air season. On paper a show about a US Marshall raised by a backwoods hill-billy racketeer in Kentucky who uses his local knowledge to fight organized crime sounds rather pedestrian. As Raylan Givens Timothy Oliphant uses his acting chops and a suave mien to bring life to an old-style quick-draw lawman. The ensemble cast and continuing plot lines draw the audience into a show that is difficult to stop watching. The cast of characters and the actors who portrait them continue to be well-drawn and performed. This season we meet Dewey Crow’s Florida Cousins and the fifteen-year-old Kendall, a doe-eyed criminal-in-training. Ava’s sojourn through the prison system provides Boyd with an interesting sub-plot. As usual it is difficult to tell the good guys from the bad guys here, rarely are situations black and white. Raylan’s sometime partner Timothy, the Afghan sniper, and Boyd’s henchman Jimmy bring handsome good looks and straight-man qualities to a cast that too often appears inbred and lacking intelligence. Underlying criminal menace is never cause for anything but polite, if sometime exaggerated, cordiality here. The show may have sexual content, nudity, and violence but proves this can be done convincingly As I got around to watching Season Five it was learned that the show will be discontinued after number Six, the present on-air season. On paper a show about a US Marshall raised by a backwoods hill-billy racketeer in Kentucky who uses his local knowledge to fight organized crime sounds rather pedestrian. As Raylan Givens Timothy Oliphant uses his acting chops and a suave mien to bring life to an old-style quick-draw lawman. The ensemble cast and continuing plot lines draw the audience into a show that is difficult to stop watching. The cast of characters and the actors who portrait them continue to be well-drawn and performed. This season we meet Dewey Crow’s Florida Cousins and the fifteen-year-old Kendall, a doe-eyed criminal-in-training. Ava’s sojourn through the prison system provides Boyd with an interesting sub-plot. As usual it is difficult to tell the good guys from the bad guys here, rarely are situations black and white. Raylan’s sometime partner Timothy, the Afghan sniper, and Boyd’s henchman Jimmy bring handsome good looks and straight-man qualities to a cast that too often appears inbred and lacking intelligence. Underlying criminal menace is never cause for anything but polite, if sometime exaggerated, cordiality here. The show may have sexual content, nudity, and violence but proves this can be done convincingly As I got around to watching Season Five it was learned that the show will be discontinued after number Six, the present on-air season. On paper a show about a US Marshall raised by a backwoods hill-billy racketeer in Kentucky who uses his local knowledge to fight organized crime sounds rather pedestrian. As Raylan Givens Timothy Oliphant uses his acting chops and a suave mien to bring life to an old-style quick-draw lawman. The ensemble cast and continuing plot lines draw the audience into a show that is difficult to stop watching. The cast of characters and the actors who portrait them continue to be well-drawn and performed. This season we meet Dewey Crow’s Florida Cousins and the fifteen-year-old Kendall, a doe-eyed criminal-in-training. Ava’s sojourn through the prison system provides Boyd with an interesting sub-plot. As usual it is difficult to tell the good guys from the bad guys here, rarely are situations black and white. Raylan’s sometime partner Timothy, the Afghan sniper, and Boyd’s henchman Jimmy bring handsome good looks and straight-man qualities to a cast that too often appears inbred and lacking intelligence. Underlying criminal menace is never cause for anything but polite, if sometime exaggerated, cordiality here. The show may have sexual content, nudity, and violence but proves this can be done convincingly without undue foul language.
  • Jan 29, 2015
    That was about as perfect as a season of television could be.

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