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4.0
175 Ratings

Better Call Saul

United States, 2015
TV Series, Crime, Drama

Synopsis

The trials and tribulations of criminal lawyer, Jimmy McGill, in the time leading up to establishing his strip-mall law office in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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Better Call Saul Directed by Vince Gilligan, Thomas Schnauz, Adam Bernstein ...

Awards & Festivals

Writers Guild of America

2018 | Nominee: Drama Series

2018 | Winner: Episodic Drama

2019 | Nominee: Drama Series

Screen Actors Guild Awards

2018 | Nominee: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series

2019 | 2 nominations including: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series

Golden Globes (USA)

2018 | Nominee: Best Performance by an Actor In A Television Series - Drama

If the worst comes to pass and the network doesn’t greenlight a fourth season, this would count as one of the great unintended closers in recent history. It gives us crucial information about how key characters turned into the hardboiled eccentrics we met on Breaking Bad, so we can fill in the remaining blanks ourselves if we have to. More important, though, the finale expresses the corrosive bleakness of Gilligan and Gould’s Albuquerque underworld.
June 20, 2017
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It thrives on a contrast of formal polish and emotional neuroticism, the latter gradually taking hold of the series to increasingly greater returns. The creators forge an oxymoronic poetry of efficiency throughout: Establishing shots, often of the strip malls dotting the punishing landscape, tell the audience precisely what they need to know and nothing else, while dialogue scenes are often structured as duets, with an occasional triangular confrontation that’s reserved for emotional crescendos.
April 06, 2017
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[DP Arthur] Albert, working with the 11 different directors who’ve signed episodes so far, has (even if totally unconsciously) infused Better Call Saul with some of [Pedro Costa’s] magisterial master-shot atmosphere. Albert’s array of outrageously canted, locked-off angles, shifting focal depth, and—especially—recurring motif of isolating characters at a distance against and within negative space establish what Kent Jones has often called "the greater drama of light and shadow.
June 27, 2016
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