El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie

Published May 2, 2022

El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie

Film info

  • Title El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie
  • Director Vince Gilligan
  • Year 2019
  • Run time 2hrs 3m
  • Genres Drama, Action, Thriller, Crime
  • Tagline No turning back

Fugitive Jesse Pinkman attempts to outrun his past.

Live blog

Time Comment
1:21 You can keep saying he’s a teenager but he’s clearly not.
4:43 “I’m apexing at the apex, bitch.”
17:15 I always love a pink slips reference for that moment where I realised what Grease was all about.
20:36 Wow, that’s a long line of police cars. I think I’ve maybe seen two or three in a row, tops.
31:52 I forgot how good looking this show is, beautifully crafted.
34:52 Maybe some DIY, but first, body removal.
40:07 “They have these things called… banks.”
43:26 I wonder how many of the ‘families plea on the news’ bits actually work in real life.
49:59 Put on the spot, I don’t know which pizza I would pick as my favourite. It depends!
55:05 Ah, nosy neighbours.
1:07:05 It does seem like a really bad idea that people can just buy police jackets at random.
1:18:43 I do like the word overtly. And covertly.
1:25:39 They can’t have just left the house empty for him, it seems like such an obvious trick.
1:34:56 Running up and down on chains is grim.
1:46:19 I bet people were yelling at the screen when this cameo happened. It’s so old that I knew it was coming but still kinda fun!
1:53:07 Always in awe of people that can live in the constantly snowy places like that. I guess you get used to it?
1:56:57 “Going where the universe takes you. Right on.”


I’m not as big a fan of Breaking Bad as some people are, I know, and I only recently completed watching the whole series. I thought it was great to start with but gradually lost sympathy with the main characters so by the end, I wasn’t that bothered. It was a great ending to a TV show, though, so I was curious what would be in this movie. It was actually pretty good - picking the vibe of the TV show right up and carrying on literally where they left off, and telling what happened to Jesse next.

So I can’t say that I loved the film, but I do appreciate what they’ve done… and actually watching the short behind-the-scenes that Netflix put together made me like it even more. Everyone involved in this franchise loves and respects it so much, you can’t help but salute that.

Rating: 3 / 5

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