Critic Consensus: A game Adam Driver can't overcome lackluster writing and a sluggish pace, though a few off-the-cuff comments from Kanye West make for a memorable premiere -- for better or worse.
Critic reviews for Adam Driver; Kanye West
Even pre-Trump, Kanye and "SNL" have always had a weird hate-hate relationship, but now we're not even getting any good performances to go along with that.
Of course Adam Driver was fantastic, but Matt Damon stole the show in the cold open as Supreme Court justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
There were some worthwhile moments last night. The problem is that just about all of them stemmed from a guest appearance.
I don't know if this cold open is going to change anything, but you can bet your ass it's going viral.
The regular cast has been increasingly diminished over the last few years, and if last night's episode is an indication, it's happening to the hosts, now, too.
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