‘El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie’ Review: A Final Farewell To The Greatest Television Show Of All Time
Netflix and Aaron Paul provides a final farewell to the greatest television show of all time.
The Netflix Television Event EL CAMINO: A BREAKING BAD MOVIE reunites fans with Jesse Pinkman (Emmy-winner Aaron Paul). In the wake of his dramatic escape from captivity, Jesse must come to terms with his past in order to forge some kind of future.
There was no need to revisit the show — we’re talking about perfection here — but like a complimentary dessert after an excellent meal, El Camino isn’t something that you wave off. You either consume it instantly, or save it for later. And then you change your mind and stuff it down your throat anyway, spoilt senseless as you are by streaming services.
Critics Consensus: 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.
Genre: Drama, Mystery & Suspense
Cast: Aaron Paul, Charles Baker, Matt Jones
Directed By: Vince Gilligan
Written By: Vince Gilligan
In Theaters: Oct 11, 2019 Limited
On Disc/Streaming: Oct 11, 2019
Runtime: 122 minutes
What are the Critics saying about ‘El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie’?
Ed Potton (Times – 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.
Matthew Gilbert (Boston Globe)
It’s good enough to offer two solid hours of pleasure to anyone who loved the mother ship.
Roxanne Sancto (Little White Lies)
Not necessary but more than welcome.
Robert Abele (TheWrap)
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.
Richard Roeper (Chicago Sun-Times)
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.