The Walking Dead: Season 5 (2014 - 2015)


Season 5
The Walking Dead

Critics Consensus

Thanks to a liberal dose of propulsive, bloody action and enough compelling character moments to reward longtime fans, The Walking Dead's fifth season continues to deliver top-notch entertainment.



Critic Ratings: 31


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User Ratings: 3506
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Air date: Oct 12, 2014
Air date: Oct 19, 2014
Air date: Oct 26, 2014
Air date: Nov 2, 2014
Air date: Nov 9, 2014
Air date: Nov 16, 2014
Air date: Nov 23, 2014
Air date: Nov 30, 2014
Air date: Feb 8, 2015
Air date: Feb 15, 2015
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Season 5 of The Walking Dead picks up shortly after Season 4 left off, and we follow the people of Terminus as they attempt to find a cure in Washington, D.C. As they begin to lose comrades, the fate of the group becomes unclear, more so when they gain new locales and, with them, new conflicts.

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Critic Reviews for The Walking Dead Season 5

All Critics (31) | Top Critics (13)

What ensues is a dizzying, turbocharged confrontation designed to keep your nerves in a vise (or your stomach in knots). Of course, it's all punctuated with the violent reverie of an all-out zombie splat-fest. So, basically, it's The Walking Dead on crank

Oct 7, 2014 | Full Review…

The episode moves along at a good pace, with only a couple of moments when the timing feels a little too coincidental.

Oct 2, 2014 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The show's fifth season seems much more propulsive, setting up new plots and then moving through them with surprising haste.

Oct 20, 2014 | Full Review…

The Walking Dead team delivered an action-packed premiere that played like a World War II movie.

Oct 14, 2014 | Full Review…

Suddenly, we don't have to talk about The Walking Dead as an anomaly on AMC's schedule of masterful dramas. It's fitting right in.

Oct 13, 2014 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Does The Walking Dead outdo itself with this season premiere? Of course, but "outdo" is what The Walking Dead does. This is not a series content to recycle visual ideas over and over even if it's a little less resistant to recycling thematic ones.

Oct 13, 2014 | Rating: A | Full Review…
Top Critic

The Walking Dead: The Complete Fifth Season represents a major step down for a show that had seemingly finally figured out what it was missing.

Aug 24, 2015 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

Tonight's episode flat-out cooks. Plus there's a machete with a red handle out there. And sooner or later, Rick is going to use it.

Oct 9, 2014 | Full Review…

What season premieres are made of.

Oct 19, 2014 | Full Review…

This was a fantastic episode, and along with last season's "The Grove", another one of the best they've ever done. We viewers are waiting with baited breath to see what happens next.

Oct 14, 2014 | Full Review…

If the series can hit this level on a consistent basis, it might just shake off the memory of season 4's lackluster second half.

Oct 14, 2014 | Rating: 8.5/10 | Full Review…

The good news is that the action, after slowing to a lull every time the troupe stops to regroup, at a farm and then a prison, is on the move again and there's a stated secret about what started the zombie takeover in the first place and what can stop it.

Oct 13, 2014 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Walking Dead: Season 5

  • Oct 07, 2019
    The Walking Dead's beat season along with 9.
  • Oct 01, 2019
    A refreshing new season, but it's bland compared to Season 1 or 2
  • Sep 26, 2019
    I would have more fun having a cow fart in my face than put myself through this again. It reminds me of when I was at school and a stink bomb was let off and the smell wouldn't go. 🤮🤮💩🐂💩💩💩🖕🏾👊🏿👎🏿🐂💩💩💩💩💩
  • Sep 22, 2019
    con una muerte que no me espera para nada en esta temporada por eso me encanta esta serie no te encariñe con los personajes
  • Aug 17, 2019
    The high spot of the walking dead
  • Aug 11, 2019
    Season 5 delivered probably one of the most satisfying premieres out of all seasons thus far. It gave us nothing but action, character emotion, and the reunion of our beloved characters that we were longing for. Way to go Carol! Season 5 had us on a roller-coaster from start to finish. The church massacre, Beth and Tyreese's Death, finding Alexandria, and complex characters and groups like the Wolves that will add to a compelling 6th season. No season goes without downfalls though, and that was the dragged out Hospital story line, and being on the road for a lonnnng time. The finale was intense and reassured us that our group of survivors are still stronger than ever.
  • Jun 21, 2019
    Great start from where the last season ended. Introduces new people and shows how the survivors do not take chances anymore because of what they just experienced. Many characters have become cold, but most of them make it back from this time in their lives. Introduces the new community that will be the main location for the foreseeable future.
  • Jun 04, 2019
    Slow in some spots, great in others. Hoping for a big plot twist in Season 6!!!
  • May 08, 2019
    also a very good season
  • Apr 04, 2019
    Five seasons and still no thwarts from me. This season showed that the Walking Dead knows what makes great television.

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