El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie (2019)

Vince Gilligan directs Aaron Paul, Charles Baker and Jesse Plemmons in this cinematic epilogue to groundbreaking TV series Breaking Bad, that features an on-the-run Jesse Pinkman trying to get out of town and restart his life.

Two mid tier episodes of Breaking Bad squeezed together, not always flush with the lateral problem solving set pieces that defined the original. This works best as fan service, with Jesse dropping in on and remembering key characters. The narrative itself works as a neat little noir, watchable even to the uninitiated viewer. What they might make of all the flashbacks is anyone’s guess but for an avid viewer who was hooked from the very start this is a welcome if unspectacular return visit. Closure, bitch!

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