The Walking Dead: Season 5 Episode 15 - TV Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

The Walking Dead: Season 5 Episode 15 Reviews

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Randy Dankievitch
TV Over Mind
March 4, 2020

"Try" moves briskly from scenario to scenario, slowing down only to accent a point, or add some depth (and in some cases, visual panache) to secondary stories.

Kevin Fitzpatrick
ScreenCrush
June 14, 2018

So while Alexandria had plenty of effective drama within its own walls, it was especially nice of "Try" to keep things moving out in the wilderness as well.

Steve Wright
SciFiNow
March 30, 2015

The Walking Dead sure takes its sweet time on the journey, but as always, it's worth the wait.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Blair Marnell
CraveOnline
March 25, 2015

Well... the good times in Alexandria didn't last very long, did they?

Alex Straker
Independent (UK)
Top Critic
March 24, 2015

In a season that has been dominated by other characters, it's nice to see the increasingly mature Carl branching out and forming his own bonds.

Mark Lisanti
Grantland
Top Critic
March 23, 2015

Nothing tastes quite as good as some home-cooked conflict resolution.

Rebecca Hawkes
Daily Telegraph (UK)
Top Critic
March 23, 2015

With such horrors moving ever closer - and with an extra-long, and doubtless action-packed finale in store next week - it feels as if the time for men like Rick and women like Sasha isn't over yet.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Patrick Kevin Day
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic
March 23, 2015

True to Rick's Western-style sheriff stance, this brawl had Rick and Pete crashing out onto the street through a window like all the good saloon fights of the oaters' golden age.

Aaron Neuwirth
The Young Folks
March 23, 2015

Dealing directly with Rick, "Try" is a good example of what The Walking Dead is capable of in terms of showing how escalating tension can take the audience somewhere and have it payoff in ways you were not expecting.

David Sims
The Atlantic
Top Critic
March 23, 2015

This season has dealt so expertly with the post-traumatic stress being suffered by the entire ensemble, and Rick's meltdown was a powerful flashpoint along those lines.

Kristi Turnquist
Oregonian
March 23, 2015

With only one more episode of Season 5 left, the slight lull that has hovered over this second half of the season definitely lifted with "Try."

Shane Ryan
Paste Magazine
March 23, 2015

Can you think of a drunker-acting sober character than Rick Grimes in TV history?... I think Rick takes the (rum-soaked) cake.

Full Review | Original Score: 8.7
Kevin Yeoman
Screen Rant
March 23, 2015

There is a nice sense of symmetry as the end of season 5 approaches.

Matt Fowler
IGN Movies
March 23, 2015

"Try" kept the gripping, anxious Alexandria story moving along while also planting seeds for next Sunday's finale.

Full Review | Original Score: 8.6/10
Chris Cabin
Slant Magazine
Top Critic
March 23, 2015

The man we see at the end of the episode trying to kill a violent, unrelenting abuser of women and children is the outcome of Deanna's cancerous passivity. In other words, he's a wake-up call.

Jeremy Egner
New York Times
Top Critic
March 23, 2015

I get that [Rick's] motivated, in some order, by burgeoning love for Jessie, concern for his family and friends' safety, and a bit of genuine violent derangement. But this meltdown felt a little drastic, right?

Luke Gelineau
TV Equals
March 23, 2015

To borrow a term from the ongoing March Madness, it feels like they're throwing up an alley-oop pass in hopes that next week's episode slams it home.

Tim Surette
TV.com
March 23, 2015

Rick's outburst was the type of sharp, risky character turn I've wanted to see more of from The Walking Dead, which has always struggled to keep Rick interesting... And he's certainly interesting now!

Brian Moylan
Guardian
Top Critic
March 23, 2015

That's the conflict here: an old way of thinking as exemplified by the privileged and weak residents of Alexandria, and a new way of thinking adapted by the downtrodden and strong members of the Ricktatorship.

Jeff Stone
indieWire
Top Critic
March 23, 2015

The lack of detail really distracts from what the episode is trying to do; it's the hospital all over again.

Full Review | Original Score: C+
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