The Americans: Season 6 Episode 10 - TV Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

The Americans: Season 6 Episode 10 Reviews

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Rachel Montpelier
Culturess
December 27, 2018

The bond between Philip and Elizabeth has always eclipsed all of The Americans' other relationships... The complexity of their marriage and love has, to some extent, cut them off from everyone else in their lives. That includes their kids.

Melanie McFarland
Salon.com
Top Critic
December 27, 2018

Not everyone's story ends cleanly, or happily. That means the viewer gets exactly what she wants.

Lauren Carroll Harris
Kill Your Darlings
August 8, 2018

The plot of The Americans constantly evades climax -- the finale shuns action-packed shoot-outs and stereotypical spy scenes for close-up shots of its major characters in various, internalised states of shock and trauma.

Sean T. Collins
Decider
June 20, 2018

With that concise fight-or-flight dilemma as a skeleton, you can focus on the things that really matter: It's a vastly more emotionally affecting thriller than it was at the start, without question, and a gorgeously acted one as well.

Eric Eidelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture
Top Critic
June 4, 2018

The parking-garage scene reminds us why [the Jennings] been able to get away with everything for so long: They haven't treated their years in America like an act.

Vikram Murthi
RogerEbert.com
Top Critic
June 4, 2018

In perfectly ironic fashion, Philip and Elizabeth are now effectively immigrants in their own land. The place they once called home has now become unfamiliar. It doesn't represent a fresh start, but it's the closest thing to a new beginning.

Gary Shannon
The Young Folks
June 4, 2018

Forging new identities beyond "Soviet" and "American," "START" seems to offer Elizabeth and Philip just that.

Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Allison Shoemaker
Consequence of Sound
June 1, 2018

The Americans is over, and it ended its near-perfect final season in the perfect - and a perfectly Americans - way.

Roxana Hadadi
Pajiba
May 31, 2018

The series finale "START" was a fitting way to end a show that has always kept us guessing.

Anne Cohen
Refinery29
May 31, 2018

That first episode introduces us to themes that are present throughout the entire series, and reach their ultimate conclusion in the final hour.

Scott Tobias
New York Magazine/Vulture
Top Critic
May 31, 2018

"START"...is perhaps the least tragic ending for a series that made tragedy inevitable.

Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Angelica Jade Bastién
New York Magazine/Vulture
Top Critic
May 31, 2018

What makes the garage scene the most haunting aspect of the finale is ultimately what made the series a uniquely bruising experience over the course of its six seasons: It deeply considers the price and power of true intimacy.

Jen Chaney
New York Magazine/Vulture
Top Critic
May 31, 2018

The reason Henry Jennings will be okay isn't because his parents raised him. It's because he figured out how to raise himself.

Ben Travers
indieWire
Top Critic
May 31, 2018

Thanks to everything working around [Paige], the series itself will also stand the test of time.

Full Review | Original Score: A
Matthew Gilbert
Boston Globe
Top Critic
May 31, 2018

A thoroughly satisfying ending to six seasons of espionage, marital struggle, and ideology. The last episode...stayed true to the tone of the entire series, with waves of heavy emotion and lots of secret nighttime crawls...

Linda Holmes
NPR.org
May 31, 2018

The neatly concluded series finale has fallen out of favor....[but] it has been understood that to leave questions unanswered is to respect your audience. Certainly, The Americans leaves plenty of questions unanswered...

Genevieve Koski
Vox
May 31, 2018

This one definitely makes it into my list of the 10 greatest TV finales ever.

Emily Nussbaum
New Yorker
Top Critic
May 31, 2018

Rather than provide the viewer with bright-red catharsis, The Americans went out, after six seasons, in gorgeous shades of asphalt gray and snow white-a dry-eyed tearjerker to the last, leaving behind a chord of moral unease.

Max Weiss
Baltimore Magazine
May 31, 2018

Home is America. Home is where their children, who they likely will never see again, are. And now, the only home they have is each other.

Erik Adams
AV Club
Top Critic
May 31, 2018

I can't think of a better image for The Americans to end on.

Full Review | Original Score: A
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