MENS HEALTH
"As Five, Aidan Gallagher (who is actually only 16 years old) might just be the most compelling character in the entire show. If you think about it, basically the show’s entire storyline revolves around him..." —Evan Romano, 7/24/20

VANITY FAIR
"...runs laps around his adult co-stars.” —Richard Lawson, 7/29/2020

FLICKERING MYTH
"...Aidan Gallagher once again knocking it out of the park..." —Shaun Munro, 7/27/2020

HEROIC HOLLYWOOD
"...undeniable standout performance in the second season of The Umbrella Academy comes from Aidan Gallagher’s Number Five." —Eammon Jacobs, 7/27/2020

HEAVY SPOILERS
"Aidan Gallagher who plays the role has an extremely bright future ahead of him..." —Editor, 2/27/2020

BEYOND THE TRAILER
“…and then of course the two biggest stars of the show continue to be Aidan Gallagher’s Five and Robert Sheehan’s Klaus. Every single moment they are on screen is an absolute delight. I cannot get enough of them and we’re given so much of them this season and I’m like, I want more.” —Grace Randolph, 7/27/2020

COMICBOOK. COM
“Aidan Gallagher remains the anchor of the series in a large way…” —Spencer Perry, 7/27/2020

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY
"...Gallagher has the uncanny ability to believably inhabit Number Five..." —Christian Holub, 7/29/2020

THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
"Gallagher is very good in the tricky part of a fifty-something-year-old man trapped in the body of a schoolboy." —Daniel Fienberg, 7/30/2020

TV AND CITY-TELEVISION AND NEW YORK
“The standout character of the season, however, is Five (Aidan Gallagher) who steals the show as the season’s driving force." —Ariba Bhuvad, 7/27/2020

THE REVIEW GEEK 
”The acting from those involved is as good as it was last time out, but Aidan Gallagher and Robert Sheehan continue to steal the show.” —Greg Wheeler, 7/27/2020

THE SPOOL.NET
"...Gallagher basically graduates to lead..." —Tim Stevens, 7/27/20

THE STAR (Interview with Steve Blackman, Showrunner)
"Aidan has that gravitas, that presence..." —Mumtaj Begum, 7/23/20

RADIO TIMES
“The fast-rising young star..." —Flora Carr, 7/24/20

DEN OF GEEK
“Aidan Gallagher continues to be eerily skillful at portraying an old man trapped in a young man’s body.” —Michael Ahr, 7/27/2020

COMIC BOOK MOVIE 
“As they were in Season 1, Klaus and Five are the clear standouts…” —Mark Cassidy, 7/27/2020

CRITICAL HIT 
“Five showing off why he is referred to as 'the best assassin the Commission ever produced'…” —Tracy Benson, 7/27/2020

KAKUCHOPUREI TV
"It’s extremely impressive that despite only having turned 17 years old in 2020, Aidan Gallagher pulls off another convincing and charismatic portrayal of the badass teleporting Number Five.” … ” The presence of both Gallagher’s Five and Sheehan’s Klaus are more than enough to have kept me watching..." —Editor, 7/27/2020

CULTURA POP
"Aidan Gallagher who plays Number Five and offers the audience the best performance of the whole cast.”  —Imma Antonella Marzovilli, 7/27/2020

FILM SCHOOL REJECTS
"Gallagher, the youngest member of the cast, takes on the role with aplomb, playing the tall-socked teen assassin with a mixture of unsettling threat and slick cleverness.”— Valerie Ettenhofer, 7/30/2020

LOOPER
"Gallagher was offered the opportunity to step into one of its showier, more complex roles — and he seized that chance with an aplomb that has made the character a viewer favorite.” —Adam Swiderski, 7/31/202

LOOPER
“This bananas backstory, coupled with actor Aidan Gallagher's charismatic performance, made Number Five a fan favorite on Netflix's surprise hit series.” —Adam Swiderski, 8/3/2020 

INQUIRER SUPER
“Which brings us to the 17-year-old Gallagher (incidentally the youngest person in the cast), who is, for all intents and purposes, the most pivotal character in the season.” —Ruel S. De Vera, 7/27/2020

THE DETROIT NEWS
 “It's up to the time-traveling, space-shifting Number Five (Aidan Gallagher, the show’s true star), to put the band back together again.”—Editor, 7/30/2020

VULTURE
"There are a lot of strong performers in The Umbrella Academy, but I’m consistently blown away by how 16-year-old Aidan Gallagher manages to be entirely credible as an uber-competent 58-year-old assassin trapped in the body of a teenager. There’s a remarkable complexity and texture to Five’s private meeting with Reginald Hargreeves — an old man in a young body sharing a drink with his father, who is currently younger than he is.” —Scott Meslow, 8/1/2020

NETFLIX LIFE
"Aidan Gallagher was a fan-favorite yet again in season two.” —Brandy Robidoux, 8/3/2020 

 MOVIEWEB
 "One of its brightest spots appears to be the performance of Gallagher as Number Five…” —Jeremy Dick, 8/3/2020

SOUNDVENUE
 “For det er stadigvæk Five, og dermed skuespiller Aidan Gallagher, der er showets ubestridte stjerne. Det er ikke nemt at spille en 50+ år gammel, gnaven stodder, når man selv er teenager, men med sin mimik og tale formår Gallagher at sælge illusionen.— For it is still Five, and thus actor Aidan Gallagher, who is the show's undisputed star. It's not easy to play a 50+ year old, grumpy stutterer when you are a teenager, but with his facial expressions and speech, Gallagher manages to sell the illusion.”—Claus Nygaard Petersen, 8/4/2020

FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE
“The actor’s performance left an indelible impression on fans prompting them to come up with future roles that would be perfect for him. Their endeavours resulted in a social media trend calling for DC Comics to cast Aidan Gallagher as their next Robin.…It certainly looks like the DC Universe could do with a fresh take on a young Robin. But whether or not DC decides to cast Aidan Gallagher as Robin, he definitely has a bright future ahead of him.” —Charlene Badasie, 8/4/2020

THE FUTURE OF THE FORCE
“Gallagher is once again on point in the role of Five, his acting style is incredible, and he makes it so easy to love Five.”
—Darcie Gray, 8/4/2020 

POPSFERA
“Não pense que deixei de fora o número 5 (Aidan Gallagher) pois já roubou a cena na primeira temporada e aqui repete o feito. — Do not think that I left out number 5 (Aidan Gallagher) because he already stole the show in the first season and here, he repeats the feat.” —Fabiano Souza, 3/8/2020