Critic Consensus: An increasing intensity and maturity are evident in Samurai Jack's beautifully animated, action-packed, and overall compelling fifth season.
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It's hard to tell if this tighter approach to episodic storytelling will reach a satisfying end, since Tartakovsky excels more at bringing us into the heat of the moment than exploring a bigger picture. But he's off to a promising start.
Even when things are dark, the show is still fun in the way that Tartakovsky, his team of animators, and the writers have always approached scenes.
These 10 episodes featured some of the show's finest animation and gave Jack a resonant and satisfying emotional conclusion.
Kudos to Genndy Tartakovsky for this masterpiece of a show, 16 Years later we finally get back to the past, Samurai Jack.
It's a remarkable work of optimism in the face of overwhelming darkness without and within. For an action cartoon, it feels timely, even if it wasn't intended to be.
Audience Reviews for Samurai Jack: Season 5
As painterly, pensive and kinetic as ever. In all probability, the most beautiful animation ever made for television, with it's moral sights firmly fixed on peace even as it exhilarates with its bravura combat sequences. Good in every way; humane, funny and visceral. A masterpiece.
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