El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie

critic Reviews

90% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score90%
  • 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.
  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Chris StuckmannChrisStuckmann.com
    It's really well shot, really well acted, and it's constantly engaging.
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    Jared MobarakJaredmobarak.com
    It's fun to see these characters again and be back in this world, but "Better Call Saul" does exactly that in a substantive manner. El Camino is saddled with a hollow center.
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    Eric EisenbergCinemaBlend
    [T]he movie is a wonderful reunion with the tone and feel of the original series, and with that comes exciting stylistic choices, impressively structured storytelling, and brilliant character work.
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    Louisa MooreScreen Zealots
    Except for the enjoyable nostalgia that swells in the form of throwback cameos, Vince Gilligan probably should've left this one alone. This movie may have sounded good in theory, but turns out it's far more story than anybody needed or wanted.
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    Emiliano BasileEscribiendoCine
    As in the so-called "best series in history", the engine that puts this story into operation is a script that gives no respite and equips the characters with a humanity as brutal as it is heartbreaking. [Full Review in Spanish]
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    Carlos BoyeroEl Pais (Spain)
    You recognize Gilligan's style and obsessions, there are fortunate reappearances like that of the professional Mike, Todd,, but other situations and characters I see and hear with indifference. [Full Review in Spanish]
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    Renee SchonfeldCommon Sense Media
    Thrilling epilogue to iconic TV series; violence, language.
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    Tim AppeloAARP Movies for Grownups
    The grimness is balanced by the sweet idiocy and funny banter of Jesse's pals Skinny Pete (Charles Baker) and Badger (Matt Jones).
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    Susana Guzman De la OCine Premiere
    An honorable story for Jesse Pinkman. [Full Review in Spanish]
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    Faisal Al-JadirFilm Inquiry
    While it isn't a terribly exciting conclusion to a richly-textured saga, it's the little moments along the way that make El Camino a heartfelt final chapter in a great character's story.
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