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El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie Reviews

Top Critic
November 22, 2019
For fans of the show who know these characters, that's a welcome conclusion for a story we didn't even know we missed until Vince Gilligan showed it to us.
October 15, 2019
El Camino, which Gilligan wrote and directed, is a powerful and unshowy epilogue to an expertly told saga. It's slow, yes, and not overburdened with action, but pace and spills are not what turn Gilligan on.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 15, 2019
The tone on the border of deadpan and surreal remains in place, so too the frantic pinball scripting in which everything that can go wrong does, but rarely quite how you imagined.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 14, 2019
It's good enough to offer two solid hours of pleasure to anyone who loved the mother ship.
October 14, 2019
Not necessary but more than welcome.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 13, 2019
Sometimes, the past is the past and it really is dead.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 12, 2019
Ultimately serves as a coiled and heartfelt tribute to Jesse's powerful trajectory, and Paul's own chemically active, emotionally reactive brilliance in one of our peak TV era's defining series.
October 11, 2019
Thanks to Gilligan's masterful writing and directing, and the bold and powerful and layered performance from Aaron Paul, it's an extended epilogue quite worthy of the Breaking Bad brand.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
October 11, 2019
Aaron Paul slips into the character as if he has never been away.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 11, 2019
The initial rush from seeing Aaron Paul back in the role -- coupled with an assortment of clever callbacks -- don't fully warrant cooking up this sequel.
October 11, 2019
Lives up to Breaking Bad's legacy of propulsive storytelling. The film is a visceral, ruminative, and emotionally satisfying epilogue
October 11, 2019
When you have Vince Gilligan operating near the peak of his powers, and taking the time to fix one of the few things the show didn't get quite right, it makes for one hell of an entertaining gift.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 11, 2019
El Camino is a sumptuously shot, totally entertaining, somewhat needless, but sure-why-not elaboration of what has come before.
October 11, 2019
In its construction feels more like a final extension of what made the show compelling, rather than something artificially crowded with canon-shifting revelations or a reinvention of a winning blueprint
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Top Critic
October 11, 2019
One of the most compelling things about Breaking Bad is that it's always tried to be a very moral show, and this is in many ways a very moral movie.
Top Critic
October 11, 2019
Massively enjoyable wrap to the Jesse Pinkman story, and better still, the right one.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
October 11, 2019
'El Camino' may not hit the highs of the show, but it's definitely not unpicking its legacy either. For fans, it'll be tucked away in a Netflix crawlspace, waiting to be rediscovered.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 11, 2019
A well-crafted epilogue for a beloved character who vividly understands the concept of consequences.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
October 11, 2019
El Camino didn't need to exist - but for fans who craved extra Jesse Pinkman in their lives, it hits the spot.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 11, 2019
"El Camino" recreates the tone and feel of "Breaking Bad" so effectively that it's a wonder it wasn't shot at the same time and stuck in a vault until now.
Full Review | Original Score: B
October 11, 2019
Paul earned three Emmys for his supporting role on Breaking Bad, and in El Camino he delivers a mesmerizing lead performance that proves he deserves a spot on Hollywood's A-list.
October 11, 2019
El Camino is a high-quality piece of suspense and action filmmaking carried by Paul's still-tremendous performance as Jesse Pinkman.
October 11, 2019
For "Breaking Bad" fans jonesing for something, anything, connected to the chronological time frame of their beloved series, it should do the trick.
October 11, 2019
El Camino is a playful project, very fun, not always necessary.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
October 11, 2019
Though the path Gilligan and company took was at times a dubious one, "El Camino" can't, finally, be said to have lost its way.
October 11, 2019
It's hard to imagine El Camino failing to satisfy most fans of the series.
October 11, 2019
Gilligan - who reprises his own role as writer and director - has always been good at keeping his audience on their toes.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5