Barry: Season 2 Reviews

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Top Critic
September 12, 2019
It sounds like a precious premise. But great work from Hader and Henry Winkler as his acting teacher elevates the story to something that stuck with me stubbornly all year.
August 22, 2019
Barry is a mashup of action-adventure and sitcom and with a brilliant inevitability, its male protagonist is a super-competent badass emotionally hamstrung doofus.
July 26, 2019
Barry is dark but hilarious and a worthy binge ahead of a third season.
May 30, 2019
'Barry' continues to freeze our blood and our smiles. [Full Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
May 21, 2019
Season 2 had its problems, but astounding sequences like that suggest new evolutions ahead. Barry can't change, but I hope Barry does.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
May 20, 2019
And so another exceptional season of Barry comes to a close with an appropriately explosive ending.
May 6, 2019
It is easily the best show streaming right now. Jump right in.
April 30, 2019
Barry was the best episode TV last night... And in a season of really incredible work, it proved that not only is Barry one of the best shows on TV right now, it's also one of the best horror shows ever.
April 21, 2019
It's as funny as it is dark - and it's packed with real pathos.
Top Critic
April 12, 2019
Barry's mission isn't to bust all the stereotypes it encounters, but the ones it bothers to dismantle have yielded such ingenuity and charm that it's a shame the show doesn't think just a little bigger.
April 7, 2019
HBO's dark comedy, Barry, is able to hit the mark during the sophomore season and the series capably avoids the sophomore slump.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
April 3, 2019
Barry Season 2 is effortlessly easy to watch and continues to examine the difficulties of being honest with who you are deep inside and the elusive questions of whether we can change.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
April 2, 2019
Barry remains somewhat unclassifiable, other than to classify it as excellent. In season 2, it's also become HBO's best comedy running.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 2, 2019
It contains enough weird, sweet, funny, rumpled and sinister characters to make a few more half-hours worth watching.
April 1, 2019
The style Berg and Hader are setting up is essentially a go-for-broke mentality, and it provides an extra layer of tension on top of the ticking bomb of Barry's mental health.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 1, 2019
In its second season, Barry is sadder, with the gap between its madcap Chechen gangster plots and interludes of moral reckoning proving even more yawning.
April 1, 2019
No matter how deep into the darkest parts of its main character's heart the show plunges, it never forgets just how many comedic tools it has at its disposal.
April 1, 2019
It's a pitch-perfect introduction to the season, partially because it features some of the series' best writing and direction right out of the gate.
Full Review | Original Score: A
April 1, 2019
Barry resets the table effortlessly, introducing new threats and shades to characters while still having a masterful hold over the show's disparate tone.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 1, 2019
Each episode in the second season so far improves on where the last left off. While not as laugh as loud funny as any given episode in season one, it's no less engrossing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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