El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie

critic Reviews

91% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score91%
  • Entertaining if not essential, El Camino adds a satisfying belated coda to the Breaking Bad story -- led by a career-best performance from Aaron Paul.
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    Eric DeggansNPR
    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.
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    Ed PottonTimes (UK)
    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.
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    Danny LeighFinancial Times
    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.
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    Matthew GilbertBoston Globe
    It's good enough to offer two solid hours of pleasure to anyone who loved the mother ship.
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    Roxanne SanctoLittle White Lies
    Not necessary but more than welcome.
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    Stephen RodrickGlobe and Mail
    Sometimes, the past is the past and it really is dead.
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    Damien StrakerImpulse Gamer
    Rather than offering new insights into Breaking Bad's excellent story, El Camino reinforces the show's best traits and proves to be a necessary epilogue.
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    Courtney LanningArkansas Democrat-Gazette
    It was a fantastic way to say goodbye to the series and tie up the bigger loose ends. Beyond that, I don't think there's much value for any non-Breaking Bad fans to tune in.
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    Luke WhistonTheShiznit.co.uk
    If you enjoyed the original series and respect Gilligan's commitment to giving Jesse a send off, you'll probably get a lot out of this extra two hours of screen time.
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    Richard TrenholmCNET
    Suspenseful, funny, emotional and endlessly surprising, El Camino reminds us why we love Breaking Bad.
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