• Network: Netflix
  • Series Premiere Date: Jul 21, 2017
Season #: 3, 2, 1
Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 12 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12

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Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Richard Roeper
    Mar 25, 2020
    88
    There was a bit of a stumble in Season 2, but with Season 3, I’m pleased to report we’re back in business. ... [Julia Garner] continues to deliver shattering work as the whip-smart, fierce and tough but also vulnerable Ruth, who remains the most sympathetic character on the show.
  2. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    Mar 27, 2020
    85
    Ozark started out as a sort-of poor man's "Breaking Bad," but has found its own tense, twisty identity. Setting up a particularly juicy arc for its main characters played by Jason Bateman and Laura Linney, the third utterly binge-worthy season ranks as the Netflix drama's best yet.
  3. Reviewed by: Bruce Miller
    Apr 6, 2020
    80
    The deck is stacked against the fledgling money launderers. How they maneuver around their detractors is still “Ozark’s” biggest strength. Couple that with the one-two punch of Linney and Pelphrey, and this is a compelling season worth binging.
  4. Reviewed by: Ed Power
    Mar 27, 2020
    80
    It’s pretty good. And, given present circumstances, pretty good is just fine. ... Bateman and Linney are both powerhouses and watching great actors chew their way through trashy dialogue brings its own pleasures. The cinematography is irresistible, too.
  5. Reviewed by: Nick Schager
    Mar 27, 2020
    80
    Save for a few minor missteps concerning Wyatt’s foolishness and Ruth’s less-than-wholly-believable anger over her own dad’s assassination, Ozark once again handles its business with merciless efficiency.
  6. Reviewed by: Ed Cumming
    Mar 26, 2020
    80
    Ozark mostly makes up for any deficiencies in originality with its crisp execution. The leads are superb, especially Linney and Garner, and the direction keeps things at a high point of tension, lit so dimly that even the sun seems depressed. The deep, looming score helps, too.
  7. Reviewed by: Tom Long
    Nov 30, 2020
    75
    “Ozark” still has its crazy nooks and crannies — Ruth’s young cousin Wyatt (Charlie Tahan) takes up with the much older deranged opium grower Darlene (Lisa Emery), things like that — and the troubled, still-loving chemistry between Marty and Wendy remains powerful. Plus gangsters, drug cartels, body counts, all the standard pleasures of crime shows.
  8. Reviewed by: Ben Travers
    Mar 19, 2020
    75
    Season 3 is a marked improvement over Season 2, dialing up the pressure and tossing in just enough surprises to keep the audience on their toes. It’s engaging, well-acted (Linney and Bateman really are spectacular), and the moody blue and green color palette remains an incomparable tone-setter. Still, there’s un-mined drama in these murky waters.
  9. Reviewed by: Dan Fienberg
    Mar 26, 2020
    70
    The 10-episode third season of Ozark is a substantial improvement over the lugubrious second season and, although it still suffers from many of the show's trademark inconsistencies, this is probably the best Ozark has ever been. At almost every turn, things point to a show that's actually trying to make refinements, which I can respect.
  10. Reviewed by: Richard Lawson
    Mar 24, 2020
    70
    The Byrdes make some bogglingly stupid, irresponsible choices, which dilute the show’s cool credibility—and, especially in season three, send it careening toward melodrama. Finely acted melodrama, but melodrama nonetheless.
  11. Reviewed by: Amanda Bell
    Mar 30, 2020
    60
    Overall, Ozark Season 3 is still the show you know — there are moments of quietude, gnawing personal conflicts, and, of course, that bluish scenery of this forest-rich landscape — but it's still by far the most stressful and emotionally ravaging stretch of the show yet thanks to its new characters, the increased duplicity afoot in the Byrde house, and, of course, the no-holds-barred drug war going on all the while which eventually makes its way to the Ozarks, too.
  12. Reviewed by: Adam Chitwood
    Mar 19, 2020
    60
    Those who weren’t crazy about the series to begin with are unlikely to be magically won over—Ozark Season 3 is still very much Ozark—but fans of the series are sure to once again get wrapped up in the cavalcade of complications (and twists) that ensue, especially as the season reaches its explosive final episodes.
User Score
8.4

Universal acclaim- based on 84 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 75 out of 84
  2. Negative: 6 out of 84
  1. Mar 29, 2020
    10
    Definitely one of the best things on TV right now. The acting is just amazing, gripping, gritty content, and deeper development of wellDefinitely one of the best things on TV right now. The acting is just amazing, gripping, gritty content, and deeper development of well written characters. Already thirsty for the next season! Full Review »
  2. Mar 29, 2020
    3
    "Old white woman with an inflated ego is tired of making peanut butter sandwiches so she teams up with a lesbian lawyer and the leader of a"Old white woman with an inflated ego is tired of making peanut butter sandwiches so she teams up with a lesbian lawyer and the leader of a narcoterrorist group to guilt trip her husband."

    Ozark S03 is like House of Cards S06. No one is going to remember that it even existed.
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  3. Mar 31, 2020
    9
    Great season, characters keep growing and their interests start colliding in a more complex way than most of the regular series out there.Great season, characters keep growing and their interests start colliding in a more complex way than most of the regular series out there. Great cliffhangers from episode to episode and I haven't felt tired or bored just yet. Full Review »