• Network: Netflix
  • Series Premiere Date: Dec 24, 2019
Metascore
87

Universal acclaim - based on 7 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7

Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Richard Roeper
    Dec 20, 2019
    100
    “John Mulaney & the Sack Lunch Bunch” is an instant classic. ... A brilliant, multi-layered piece of performance art.
  2. Reviewed by: Erik Adams
    Dec 24, 2019
    91
    While the Sack Lunch is an unconventional package, its ingredients are pure Mulaney. ... The overriding sentiment is one of staggering honesty.
  3. Reviewed by: Ben Travers
    Dec 19, 2019
    91
    It’s an inventive, exciting, and very funny homage to “Mister Rogers Neighborhood,” “The Electric Company,” and more live-action kids’ shows of yesteryear. But it’s also very theatrical. ... An advocacy piece for thinking like a kid again — and Mulaney makes a damn convincing case.
  4. Reviewed by: Dan Fienberg
    Dec 23, 2019
    90
    [An] odd and charming mixture of what Mulaney does best.
  5. 80
    There’s so much care and craft in Sack Lunch Bunch. All the musical numbers work, and occasionally they’re breathtakingly good.
  6. Reviewed by: Alan Sepinwall
    Dec 23, 2019
    80
    It’s a delightful hour-plus of silliness. ... The whole thing is a joy.
  7. Reviewed by: John Anderson
    Dec 20, 2019
    80
    A conceptual-art piece masquerading as a variety show. The more you know—about the evolution of children’s TV, music videos, sketch shows—the more effective it is. And, as always, the fact that you get a joke makes the joke funnier.
User Score
5.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 21 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 21
  2. Negative: 9 out of 21
  1. Feb 4, 2020
    0
    Huge Mulaney fan but completely missed the joke here. Not one laugh. Love the guy but his whole "I don't want children" thing is done toHuge Mulaney fan but completely missed the joke here. Not one laugh. Love the guy but his whole "I don't want children" thing is done to death. That and his dog. EVERY. SINGLE. SHOW./INTERVIEW/ETC. ETC. Full Review »
  2. Jan 13, 2020
    3
    Mulaney's standup is funny. But this was not. This special is full of random offbeat skits, poor musical acts and lame children's showMulaney's standup is funny. But this was not. This special is full of random offbeat skits, poor musical acts and lame children's show spoofs. I will watch anything but I struggled to finish this. Netflix is really scraping the bottom of the barrel. Full Review »
  3. Jan 9, 2020
    9
    Hilarious children's special from John Mulaney that really displays his talents that are dark yet wholesome.