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.
The original four seasons of Jack were a triumph in their own right, and the fifth is shaping up to be a proper send-off for a show that was rudely taken off the air before its time.
This beautifully drawn, animated, and edited cartoon is a cut above most.
Jack is back and better than ever. The years may not have been kind to the samurai, but his suffering makes for good television, promising a contemplative and compelling season.
Tartakovsky fills screens with flowing purple sunsets or lush forests that are nothing short of looking at a dream.
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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