Once Upon a Time: Season 5 - Rotten Tomatoes

Once Upon a Time: Season 5 (2015-2016)




Critic Consensus: Once Upon A Time successfully recaptures earlier season's magic by focusing on core characters and letting kooky gimmicks be.


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Once Upon a Time returns for its fifth series where Emma's family are desperate to find her as she faces the powers of the Darkness. The characters travel to Camelot to find Merlin and when they are there King Arthur betrays them. They embark on an unexpected journey to the depths of the underworld of Hades where, with the help of Rumplestiltskin, they will find Hook. Can they save Emma and Hook and restore order?


Ginnifer Goodwin
as Snow White/Mary Margaret
Robert Carlyle
as Rumplestiltskin/Mr. Gold
Lana Parrilla
as Evil Queen/Regina
Jared S. Gilmore
as Henry Mills
Joshua Dallas
as Prince Charming/David
Emilie De Ravin
as Belle/Lacey
Colin O'Donoghue
as Killian Jones/Captain Hook
Sean MaGuire
as Robin Hood
Michael Socha
as Will Scarlet
Lee Arenberg
as Leroy/Grumpy
Liam Garrigan
as King Arthur
Amy Manson
as Merida
Victoria Smurfit
as Cruella De Vil
Joana Metrass
as Guinevere
Emma Caulfield
as The Blind Witch
Mig Macario
as Bashful
Elliot Knight
as The Usher
Sinqua Walls
as Lancelot
Meghan Ory
as Red/Ruby
Robbie Kay
as Peter Pan
Andrew Jenkins
as Sir Percival
Keegan Connor Tracy
as The Blue Fairy/Mother Superior
Ingrid Torrance
as Severe Nurse
Teri Reeves
as Dorothy
Timothy Webber
as The Apprentice
Hank Harris
as The Groundsman
Paul Telfer
as Lord Macintosh
Arnold Pinnock
as The Orderly
Marco D'Angelo
as Lord MacGuffin
Sam Witwer
as The Warden
Josh Hallem
as Lord Dingwall
Bernard Curry
as Liam Jones
Wes Brown
as Gaston
Jason Burkart
as Little John
Giancarlo Esposito
as Sidney Glass/Magic Mirror
Kacey Rohl
as Megara
Oliver Bell
as Young Killian
Costas Mandylor
as Captain Silver
Bailee Madison
as Young Snow White
Adrian Hough
as Woodcutter
David Anders
as Dr. Whale
Dean Petriw
as Young Baelfire
Aaron Douglas
as Fendrake the Healer
Ava Acres
as Young Regina
Glenn Keogh
as King Fergus
Tzi Ma
as The Dragon
Teach Grant
as Dead Eye the Bandit
Gavin Cooke
as Drunken Lout
Gina Stockdale
as Auntie Em
Darren Moore
as Vortigan
Caroline Morahan
as Queen Elinor
Caroline Morahan
as Queen Elinor
Webb Hayes
as Young Arthur
Janet Walmsley
as Woman Peasant
Graham Verchere
as Young Apprentice
Shannon Hearn
as Frontiersman
Ehren Kassam
as Young Kay
Ryan Robbins
as Sir Morgan
Max Haynes
as Young Man
Guy Fauchon
as Vortigan
Dalila Bela
as Young Guinevere
Matthew Olsen
as Brother #1
Andre Tricoteux
as Massive Brawler
Steven Roberts
as Blacktooth
Jordan Olsen
as Brother #2
Colton Barnert
as Brother #3
Jesse Blue
as Black Knight
Lee Majdoub
as Sir Kay
Brent Stait
as The Peddler
Julia Tortolano
as Blueberry Pie Gal
Kiefer Bahrich
as Sad-Eyed Boy
Chris Olson
as Toll Operator
McKenna Grace
as Young Emma
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Critic Reviews for Once Upon a Time: Season 5

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (1)

Once Upon A Time returned for its fifth season with a fantastic episode centered on Emma's journey to becoming the new Dark One better known as "The Dark Swan."

January 18, 2019 | Full Review…

Once Upon A Time threw some real life notions into the mix.

June 27, 2018 | Full Review…

It's comforting to know Once Upon a Time is there as an entertainment families can rally around, and one that will challenge them thematically as much as it panders by playing in the Disney sandbox. [Blu-ray]

August 10, 2016 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

The cast is still superlative and the emotional dynamics between the core characters are still compelling. Everything else (like the plot and the wigs and the Charmings' track record as parents) is at least bad enough to be funny.

September 29, 2015 | Full Review…

Fool me once, shame on you, Storybrooke; fool me twice, what the hell, I'm still here, aren't I?

September 28, 2015 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
Top Critic

Morrison delivered some of her best work on the show to date, and it's terrific to see the plot focus on a member of the regular cast.

September 28, 2015 | Rating: 8.4/10 | Full Review…

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