Rachel Brosnahan; Greta Van Fleet
Saturday Night Live Season 44

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Critic Ratings: 13
Critics Consensus

Despite some lackluster sketches, SNL's first episode of 2019 is redeemed by an unexpectedly warm roast of The Mule by Pete Davidson and John Mulaney.

Episode Info

Rachel Brosnahan hosts; and Greta Van Fleet perform.

Cast

Critic Reviews for Rachel Brosnahan; Greta Van Fleet

In a word, it was fun.

Jan 22, 2019 | Full Review…
Top Critic

SNL's season cannot be saved with a Mule appreciation alone.

Jan 22, 2019 | Full Review…

Kenan truly does crush it this episode.

Dec 17, 2018 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

Hands down, I'd say this is my new favorite cold open of the season.

Dec 17, 2018 | Full Review…

I would watch a stand-up special with Pete Davidson and John Mulaney riffing on movies so fast. Their presentation of Clint Eastwood's The Mule is outstanding.

Dec 17, 2018 | Full Review…

It feels like more anger than jokes.

Dec 17, 2018 | Full Review…

[Mulaney and Davidson's] natural comfort and chemistry is off the charts, unlike anything SNL has seen in some time.

Dec 17, 2018 | Full Review…

Stale as a Crave Case full of week-old hamberders.

Dec 17, 2018 | Full Review…

But first, they felt a need to discuss Davidson's real-life battles with mental health.

Dec 17, 2018 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

Comedy isn't meant to solve everything, but it can sometimes be exactly what's needed.

Dec 17, 2018 | Full Review…

McKinnon charms, as usual.

Dec 17, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

It appears 2019 will be more of the same when it comes to the show's lazy political content, as this was yet another cold open that seemed to equate satire with basic reference.

Dec 17, 2018 | Full Review…