Game of Thrones: Season 8 (2019)


Season 8
Game of Thrones

Critics Consensus

Game of Thrones' final season shortchanges the women of Westeros, sacrificing satisfying character arcs for spectacular set-pieces in its mad dash to the finish line.



Critic Ratings: 11


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User Ratings: 12813
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Air date: Apr 14, 2019
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Peter Dinklage
as Tyrion Lannister
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
as Jaime Lannister
Lena Headey
as Cersei Lannister
Emilia Clarke
as Daenerys Targaryen
Aidan Gillen
as Petyr Baelish
Sophie Turner
as Sansa Stark
Alfie Allen
as Theon Greyjoy
John Bradley
as Samwell Tarly
Liam Cunningham
as Davos Seaworth
Iain Glen
as Jorah Mormont
Kristofer Hivju
as Tormund Giantsbane
Rory McCann
as Sandor "The Hound" Clegane
Pilou Asbæk
as Euron Greyjoy
Daniel Portman
as Podrick Payne
Richard Dormer
as Beric Dondarrion
Ben Crompton
as Eddison Tollett
Bella Ramsey
as Lyanna Mormont
Gemma Whelan
as Yara Greyjoy
Marc Rissmann
as Harry Strickland
Richard Rycroft
as Maester Wolkan
Megan Parkinson
as Alys Karstark
Tobias Menzies
as Edmure Tully
Lino Facioli
as Robin Arryn
Vladimir Furdik
as Night King
Ian Whyte
as Giant Wight
Harry Grasby
as Ned Umber
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Critic Reviews for Game of Thrones Season 8

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (1)

It was a fitting end to the story.

Sep 17, 2019 | Full Review…

Daenerys and Cersei are portrayed as too ambitious and emotionally unfit to rule the Seven Kingdoms.

May 26, 2019 | Rating: D | Full Review…

Even at its wobbliest, these final episodes demonstrate a stunning degree of filmmaking skill that find even the weakest installments standing head and shoulders over most recent feature films of a similar nature.

Jun 14, 2019 | Full Review…

Game of Thrones found purpose. Not to press our faces to the fire, but to show us those already burned, and teach us how to hold their suffering.

Jun 4, 2019 | Full Review…

If only [David] Benioff and [DB] Weiss had had more faith in these quiet moments. Instead, they tried to load as many epic battles and as much incredible CGI into the final season as they could.

May 24, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Season eight made the regrettable mistake of giving half its time to an underwhelming villain at the expense of the characters who made the show special in the first place.

May 27, 2019 | Full Review…

Season 8 is the weakest, but it's still good. It's just "Good" in amongst a series that constantly hit "Excellent" makes it really stand out...

May 23, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

[This season] made choices that I just didn't have to wrap it up somehow, and this season is just full of more extremes and it just doesn't work anymore or fit in with the rest...

May 22, 2019 | Full Review…

Season 8 doesn't feel like it was earned, with too little time dedicated to growing characters paired with a greater emphasis on rushing to major plot points, rather than proving to those of us watching how inevitable they were.

May 22, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

I don't think anyone can be happy that this season focused, in the end, on Jon Snow, the least complicated main character on an ensemble full of brutal instincts and grasping ambition.

May 21, 2019 | Rating: C | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Game of Thrones: Season 8

  • 5h ago
    Went to trash at the end. So much so it makes watching prior seasons painful.
  • 8h ago
    Guess they kinda forgot about how to screenplay.
  • 10h ago
    I wish they killed all the characters in this season. What a waste of time! Moral of the story is Never let your guards down.
  • 10h ago
    they didn't put any effort to create a story that matches with the bacground, the characters just do stupid things, for stupid reasons, and allso the dialog was dissapointing, well everything was dissapointing.
  • 16h ago
    Season 8 was a different and terrible show. I suggest watching the first 7 seasons and stopping.
  • 1d ago
    What the **** happened??? This was the best show ever, and they end it with this Parody? Are they for real? Is this a joke!? Come on!
  • 1d ago
    A show that would have gone down in history as one of the best, leaves us with one of the most disappointing endings. 7 seasons of amazing character arcs that were flipped on their heads in this final season. Endless foreshadowing that was pointless and never truly realized. It is almost as if Weiss and Benioff just wanted to end it and jump to another project. Shame...Shame...Shame
  • 2d ago
    The final season of game of thrones throw up all the things that make the other seasons so good
  • 4d ago
    This season was written carelessly by writers who no longer were interested in the development of the series. Their egos prevented them from putting the show in more capable and willing hands, which ultimately ended in one of the most epic disappointments in television. It's not the ending that was bad (they were planning this the entire time) but season 8 takes no time to develop the storyline naturally and rushes to the end just to get the show over with. It is a shame 2D could not let other writers take over when they were clearly tired of it.
  • 5d ago
    Plot & character development dropped, flushed and gone. It takes a rotten apple (S8) to loose the basket

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