El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie

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  • 4.5 of 5 stars
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    I was on the edge of my seat the whole time. The direction was incredible. Authentic performances.
  • 3.5 of 5 stars
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    A slow-paced movie with great sequel-material. Good, but yet slightly boring as the story progresses.
  • 3 of 5 stars
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    Disappointing, I must say. Jesse Pinkman is a fantastic character, and in a film in which he is the star, we don't see a lot of what we saw in Breaking Bad. Yes, he's living stealthily trying to get out of trouble, but we don't hear him saying his Tortured, funny lines nor hear very much from him at all, honestly. The plot, if you look at it very generally, is so simple that I was surprised when the film ended. Vince Gilligan is a genius scriptwriter, director, etc., but the point of this film seemed to be to give the Jesse Pinkman story closure and only that.
  • 3 of 5 stars
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    With a plot as loose as Jesse's jeans, and as superfluous as Heisenberg's hat, but less interesting than either, El Camino neither moved me nor excited me. But it does prove that the original series drank its ideas drier than the New Mexico Desert, so the one thing it offers is reassurance that you got Gilligan's all in the series.
  • 5 of 5 stars
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    Loved the film, obviously nowhere as good as breaking bad but you can't expect a movie to have the same effect as 60 plus episodes of a tv series. I suggest you watch it.
  • 4 of 5 stars
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    A few great moments and lots of nostalgia and fan service
  • 3.5 of 5 stars
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    El Camino shouldn't really have been made. Breaking Bad concluded with all ends tied and an open road ahead for Aaron Paul's Jesse. This movie feels almost like backtracking since in our minds we knew Jesse would make it out and go live a new life. Vince Gilligan had to create new antagonists for Jesse to get revenge on, retroactively adding them to the story, essentially untying the finale of the show, only to tie it up again. All that said, it is still well made, just as Breaking Bad was, and works as a farewell to the character if you drop your expectations for it furthering the story of the show.
  • 4 of 5 stars
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    As a dedicated fan of BREAKING BAD, I was skeptical about how much a Walter White-less closure movie would better the franchise. Non-theatrical spin-offs are prone to disappointment on an epic scale. It's fortunate for fans that those involved in making this, brought back the same team that worked on this show's original source material. If you didn't watch all of BREAKING BAD, then it's difficult to assess how much of this will be worthy of your time; but if you did, it may take a little while, but eventually you'll realize that it does what the show was best at. They just crunched into a limited time frame.
  • 4.5 of 5 stars
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    A rock solid thriller-conclusion to Jesse Pinkman's story.
  • 4 of 5 stars
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    So great! You could say this is an unnecessary follow-up, but I believe 'El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie' is an excellent add-on to the television show. Vince Gilligan, as I expected, hits it out the park with this. Aaron Paul does too, it's a joy to see him reprise the role of Jesse Pinkman - he's brilliant. Jesse Plemons is terrific here, he fully commits to Todd with a quality performance. The only criticism of this is the lack of continuity on how the characters look six years on, especially for Jesse and Todd. That's only a minor detail though, as the acting remains top notch. I like the premise, the stuff with Kandy's crew is a little less interesting than the stuff with Pete, Badger, Mike etc. Not to say the former is dull, far from it - the complete opposite in fact. I will say it's probably only worth viewing if you've seen 'Breaking Bad' itself, as it'll make for a fantastic watch if you have.