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The Walking Dead: Season 5 (2014-2015)




Critic 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.


Air date: Oct 12, 2014
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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.


Andrew Lincoln
as Rick Grimes
Norman Reedus
as Daryl Dixon
Steven Yeun
as Glenn Rhee
Chandler Riggs
as Carl Grimes
Danai Gurira
as Michonne
Melissa McBride
as Carol Peletier
Lauren Cohan
as Maggie Greene
Emily Kinney
as Beth Greene
Larry Gilliard Jr.
as Bob Stookey
Michael Cudlitz
as Abraham Ford
Alanna Masterson
as Tara Chambler
Christian Serratos
as Rosita Espinosa
Josh McDermitt
as Eugene Porter
Seth Gilliam
as Gabriel Stokes
Scott Wilson
as Hershel Greene
David Morrissey
as The Governor
Michael Rooker
as Merle Dixon
Justice Leak
as Knife Smock Man
Adam Boyer
as Bat Smock Man
Chris Coy
as Martin
Jon Bernthal
as Shane Walsh
Owen Hard
as Crazed Filthy Man
Jeffrey DeMunn
as Dale Horvath
Anissa Matlock
as Twenty-Something Wom...
Madison Lintz
as Sophia Peletier
Nelson Bonilla
as Knife Cut Face Termi...
Lennie James
as Morgan Jones
Alexandra Breckenrid...
as Jessie Anderson
Austin Nichols
as Spencer Monroe
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Critic Reviews for The Walking Dead: Season 5

All Critics (31) | Top Critics (12)

The shockers are still as good as they ever were.

September 28, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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.

August 24, 2015 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…
The Blu Spot

The season five opener wastes no time turning up the tension to 11. If it's a sign of things to come, we're in for a great season.

November 3, 2014 | Full Review…
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

Every instance of true sentiment is balanced with moments of horror.

October 21, 2014 | Full Review…
Independent (UK)

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

October 20, 2014 | Full Review…
The Atlantic
Top Critic

What season premieres are made of.

October 19, 2014 | Full Review…
Cinema Crazed

Audience Reviews for The Walking Dead: Season 5

This season 5 of The Walking Dead featured some of its best episodes but definitely some of their worse too, making it a very uneven and unbalanced season as usual with this show. When it's able to create amazing moments of tension and terror, like the fantastic season opener, and at the same time being able to flesh out some characters in the process, that's when it works the best. When you have dedicated episodes of these guys taking shelter from a storm, an entire episode with an awful hipstery filter fest, even more cringy dialogue and ridiculous death scenes that mean nothing other than just being shocking and violent; well that's when the show suffers. And it suffers far too often to be considered great television. This is probably my last season of TWD, there just isn't much holding me onto it, asides from unintentionally bad dialogues that always make me smile.

Francisco G.
Francisco Godinho

Super Reviewer


The fifth season of The Walking Dead is a bloody-good & entertaining batch of episodes. Filled with stylistic directions and storytelling along with enticing dramatization of the characters, this season give fans everything and more, which continuously builds up this acclaimed series. 4.5/5

Eugene Bernabe
Eugene Bernabe

Super Reviewer

Explosive (literally) premiere episode for Season 5 or the hit AMC series! Loved every minute of it! I very rare moment of happiness for these beloved characters, which I can only assume will be met with blood and heartbreak as the season progresses. High hopes for this season! Hopefully, they do not disappoint.

Jason Reneau
Jason Reneau

Super Reviewer

four stars

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