Liev Schreiber; Lil Wayne
Saturday Night Live Season 44

73%

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Critic Ratings: 15
Critics Consensus

SNL takes a turn for the weird in this surreal, sometimes sincere, and all-around unexpected episode helmed by straight man Liev Schreiber.

Episode Info

Liev Schreiber hosts; and Lil Wayne performs.

Cast

Critic Reviews for Liev Schreiber; Lil Wayne

Maybe by the end of the season, Davidson will join Eddie Murphy as the only current cast members to host Saturday Night Live.

Nov 14, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

If the sketches that followed weren't killers, they at least gave Schreiber plenty of opportunities to shine in odd, compelling ways.

Nov 11, 2018 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

I found the whole thing embarrassing, not only because it's the latest in a long history of SNL capitulation to conservative indignation... but also because it was indicative of the show's schmaltzy centrism.

Nov 11, 2018 | Full Review…

Great Saturday Night Live episodes can sneak up on you... Aside from a few spots, SNL utilized Schreiber's less-is-more approach to great affect in both live and filmed segments.

Nov 12, 2018 | Full Review…

This episode comes in hot with the weirdness, and bless its heart for keeping that weirdness going the whole time.

Nov 12, 2018 | Full Review…

I'll say this much for Liev Schreiber - I've barely noticed that he's hosting tonight's show, and he's in a lot of the sketches.

Nov 12, 2018 | Full Review…

McKinnon's creepy take on the former Alabama senator has been a delightful distraction from Alec Baldwin's lazy Donald Trump impression...

Nov 12, 2018 | Full Review…

It makes me wonder if the midterms, combined with Davidson's poor joke and the subsequent reaction, haven't inspired something of a political shift for the show.

Nov 11, 2018 | Full Review…

Host Liev Schreiber did a surprisingly great job for an actor best known for heavy drama.

Nov 12, 2018 | Full Review…

If you tuned out of this weekend's Saturday Night Live following a nervous Schreiber's awkward opening monologue, you missed what was easily the strongest episode of the still-young season.

Nov 12, 2018 | Full Review…

This episode oddly had the mismatched feel of something from SNL's yesteryear, which were the days of songs and silly sketches...

Nov 11, 2018 | Full Review…

This sketch and song are both so well-produced that it comes close to feeling like the greatness of a good Lonely Island music video.

Nov 12, 2018 | Full Review…