The Walking Dead: Season 5 Reviews

November 3, 2014
The season five opener wastes no time turning up the tension to 11. If it's a sign of things to come, we're in for a great season.
October 21, 2014
Every instance of true sentiment is balanced with moments of horror.
October 20, 2014
The show's fifth season seems much more propulsive, setting up new plots and then moving through them with surprising haste.
October 14, 2014
The Walking Dead team delivered an action-packed premiere that played like a World War II movie.
October 13, 2014
Suddenly, we don't have to talk about The Walking Dead as an anomaly on AMC's schedule of masterful dramas. It's fitting right in.
October 13, 2014
The element that makes it so much more than a zombie series is driven home pretty quickly - this is a show about the living, and what a horrible mess that can be now that the social fabric isn't just torn but obliterated
October 13, 2014
Since when does this show play by the rules? Never. And this latest stunt continues its streak as one of the best and biggest dramas on television.
Top Critic
October 13, 2014
Does The Walking Dead outdo itself with this season premiere? Of course, but "outdo" is what The Walking Dead does. This is not a series content to recycle visual ideas over and over even if it's a little less resistant to recycling thematic ones.
Full Review | Original Score: A
October 10, 2014
If the season opener is a harbinger of what's to come, the speed of the story has picked up. It's a welcome change in pace.
October 10, 2014
The show always starts and ends its seasons strong; let's hope this more muscular approach to storytelling continues.
October 10, 2014
The episode does what a good premiere should do: It resets the clock.
October 7, 2014
What ensues is a dizzying, turbocharged confrontation designed to keep your nerves in a vise (or your stomach in knots). Of course, it's all punctuated with the violent reverie of an all-out zombie splat-fest. So, basically, it's The Walking Dead on crank
October 2, 2014
The episode moves along at a good pace, with only a couple of moments when the timing feels a little too coincidental.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 29, 2014
The Walking Dead opens its fifth season in spectacular fashion, a dazzling adrenaline rush filled with suspense, righteous violence and, before it's all over, genuine emotion.