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US Weekly, Hollywood Reporter, New York Magazine on Breaking Bad

Following yesterday’s reviews from TV Guide, Entertainment Weekly, and the AP, another batch has arrived.

John Leonard, writing for New York magazine, invokes comparisons to the Coen Brothers and Kurosawa before declaring that “Cranston’s Walter is already a winner.”

John Griffiths at US Weekly gives the show 3 1/2 stars then extols  “Cranson’s shattering performance” while also noting how “the show’s cinema-like execution make Bad truly good.”

Linda Stasi at The New York Post also rates the series 3 1/2 stars, adding that  “Cranston and [Aaron] Paul are so good, it’s astounding.” (Star Magazine gave the show 3 1/2 stars, too.)

Barry Garron of The Hollywood Reporter says it’s “suspenseful and surprising…Cranston is always fun to watch.”   

Greg Hernandez of The LA Daily News proclaims it “buzz-worthy.”

Ellen Gray (The Philadelphia Daily News) announces that AMC "ventures deeper into HBO and Showtime territory."

Charlie McCollum (The San Jose Mercury News) deems it "an edgy, challenging new series."

At the Buffalo News, critic Alan Pergament says it’s "loaded with intriguing and uncomfortable twists and some dark, laugh-out-loud

In her E! Online Blog, Kristen Dos Santos proclaims "another fantastic new AMC series."

Ed Martin weighs in from Media Village to declare that Breaking Bad is "a drama as dark and disturbing as Mad Men is colorful and intoxicating." 

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