Better Call Saul: Season 4 Reviews

October 10, 2018
In showing us one individual's preordained moral downfall, Better Call Saul spent Season 4 demonstrating how a hypocritical criminal justice system can ensnare a whole class of people for life.
August 15, 2018
Season 4 will likely continue to dish out details about Gus' past and as long as the series continues to show restraint in its use of one of its most iconic characters, audiences will continue to reap the benefits.
August 7, 2018
Better Call Saul is telling a smaller story, yet - for better and less-better - it feels like it just got started.
August 7, 2018
Old dynamics flip, long-gestating character studies pay off, and feelings geyser up in surprising places.
August 6, 2018
What a sad and beautiful show Better Call Saul is. It's a lament for squandered human potential that's too cool to ever use a word like "lament," and a portrait of actions and consequences that goes far beyond simplistic finger wagging.
August 6, 2018
You don't have to have seen Breaking Bad to savor the tension and sorrow of Odenkirk's performance.
August 6, 2018
It's fascinating to watch all of this emotional, character-driven drama unfold against a backdrop of a battle for power in the drug trade in New Mexico... Nothing feels perfunctory or thrown away on this show, even the smallest details.
August 6, 2018
The scenes should be drab, but the work is so lovingly filmed that you come away convinced that making a Classic Roll would feel like a consummate human achievement.
August 3, 2018
The transmutation of Jimmy to Saul is likely to produce the best balance of darkness and humor that the series has mustered, if for nothing else than there's a gleeful appreciation on the part of the audience for Saul's shenanigans.
August 3, 2018
Sunday's episode, "Smoke," is well-written and hews closely to the show's mythology and tropes, including its Emmy-nominated cinematography... and its innovative camera work, which can be overdone at times.
August 1, 2018
It's not as if Better Call Saul's ability to balance these attributes is coming out of nowhere. What's surprising and thrilling is how organically it's happening.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Top Critic
August 1, 2018
The precision of Saul craftsmanship -- writing, direction, acting, and all the way down to craft services, for all I know -- makes this the best series on TV. And there really is no contest.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
July 24, 2018
This is the quiet drama Saul thrives on. Odenkirk conveys so much with so little - a furrowed brow, an aimless stare into space - that he's made the inner life of Jimmy McGill as rich and expressive as the outer bombast of Saul Goodman.
July 24, 2018
I'm left with the feeling that the Gus Fring scenes in Better Call Saul are the dark-drama equivalent of the horrible Darth Vader scenes in Rogue One, this looming figure of evil awesomeness brought out of retirement to emanate coolness fumes.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
July 23, 2018
The reflection of life seen in Better Call Saul's mirror isn't terribly flattering, but perhaps more than any other TV show on the air, it stands out as true.
Full Review | Original Score: A