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El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie

By Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Thrilling epilogue to iconic TV series; violence, language.

Movie NR 2020 122 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 13+

Based on 6 parent reviews

age 16+

A proper ending to an incredible series

I have seen all of Breaking Bad and have considered it to be one of the best series I have ever seen, especially it's ending. I thought that the ending for the original series was perfect. That being said I thoroughly enjoyed this film. Or what feels like a 2 hour episode. It brings you back to that time period with meticulous detail. The energy is back and I did not realize I was nostalgic for it. Perhaps because I lived in Albuquerque for 10 years, but there is something about witnessing the Owl Cafe and the other sites in this film that bring back a familiarity that is comforting and well-executed. Jesse's character finally gets a proper ending.
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age 15+

This title has:

Too much violence

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (6 ):
Kids say (16 ):

Vince Gilligan has done a masterful job of providing a final chapter for a series noted for its remarkable characters, great acting, vibrant story, and insightful take on good and evil. It's a seamless transition. Aaron Paul (with five Emmy nominations and three wins for the role) astonishes once again with his compelling and nuanced performance. It's satisfying to spend a little time with Bryan Cranston's Walter White, Krysten Ritter's Jane Margolis, and Jonathan Banks's Mike Ehrmentraut, and doubly pleasing to see Jesse Plemons and Robert Forster return in substantial roles that impact both the plot and Jesse Pinkham's evolution as a man who is deserving of our admiration. (Sadly, Forster passed away on the day of El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie's Netflix release.) Recommended, especially for fans of the original.

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