• Network: Netflix
  • Series Premiere Date: Jul 21, 2017
Season #: 3, 2, 1
User Score
8.4

Universal acclaim- based on 86 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 77 out of 86
  2. Negative: 6 out of 86
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  1. Jul 19, 2020
    0
    That was really painful to have to sit through. Ben was one of the worst characters of all time. Slow, boring drivel that could have been handled about a million other ways. His boring, predictable fate was obvious the moment he was introduced. Don't bother with this session, it sucked.
  2. Jul 15, 2020
    9
    Ozark season 3 has finally hit its stride. All characters are great, including the new ones. When certain characters are on screen I am on the edge of my seat and I love where the story goes. This season is so emotional and every character has something important to do. The ending is shocking and I can't wait for season 4 after a huge cliffhanger!
  3. Jun 10, 2020
    10
    Another great season from the storytelling to the acting. Must watch TV if the genre fits your taste.
  4. May 29, 2020
    8
    It follows the standard formula of out of the frying pan into the fire and back to the frying pan again. On its own, this formula would grow tedious after a while but with the sleek Ozark production values, excellent acting, and really outstanding camera work, I was never bored. The story has its flaws but it's less a story than a study of human nature. The new additions ( Pregnant FBI andIt follows the standard formula of out of the frying pan into the fire and back to the frying pan again. On its own, this formula would grow tedious after a while but with the sleek Ozark production values, excellent acting, and really outstanding camera work, I was never bored. The story has its flaws but it's less a story than a study of human nature. The new additions ( Pregnant FBI and Bipolar brother)aren't so great but all in all, this is one of the best shows out there. Reminiscent of The Wire before it became crappy. I hope they maintain their high standard. Expand
  5. May 19, 2020
    2
    Season 3 very derivative, sucky and boring relative to the first 2 seasons.
  6. Apr 21, 2020
    10
    One of my top 5 all time shows. This a quality show. Always on edge. Complex characters. Great writing/directing/visuals. And now 3 seasons in it just gets better. This is a must watch series.
  7. Apr 15, 2020
    9
    Ozark's third season is something truly special. With great performances from the entire cast and some of the most tense scenes on TV right now, Ozark is something you just can't miss.
  8. Apr 13, 2020
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Great season! I really do not know how it is going to continue next season without THAT major character, but... so far, it's being excellent! Acting is amazing, characters are really well portrayed and you do actually care about them, plot is thrilling. I just hope they keep on with this level on season 4. Expand
  9. Apr 7, 2020
    6
    It is so well shot with those sleek and smooth camera movements that are such a relief from all those shows with the horrendous jerky cam, and the story is unfolding so effortlessly with such a lulling pace that it feels like riding inside Helen Pierce's jaguar. Jason Bateman is a pleasure to watch. His character is clearly the main reason to watch this show. Imagine if Bugs Bunny were aIt is so well shot with those sleek and smooth camera movements that are such a relief from all those shows with the horrendous jerky cam, and the story is unfolding so effortlessly with such a lulling pace that it feels like riding inside Helen Pierce's jaguar. Jason Bateman is a pleasure to watch. His character is clearly the main reason to watch this show. Imagine if Bugs Bunny were a dead serious accountant dancing around the cartel, the FBI, the mob, his wife etc...

    However, just like the Jags of the past, you have to contend with quite major technical problems:
    - implausible plot twists and deus ex-machina
    - inane motivations of certain characters (when you are squeezed by the cartel and the FBI, do you really fight tooth and nail for adopting a third child at 48?)
    - lazy clichés and one-note characters (Wendy's brother feels like a cheap plot trick).

    Hence, it's best to enjoy the show with a glass of vino in the hand, with half the brain shut. Or should it be with Darlene's hemp products? Wait. Was that the subliminal message all along?
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  10. 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 cliffhangers from episode to episode and I haven't felt tired or bored just yet.
  11. Mar 30, 2020
    6
    It's not bad, but it's not good.

    Ozark has two glaring problems. First is the casting. When they get it right; they hit it out of the park, but the casting "fails" are disasters. You will really notice how some of the characters just don't look the the part, especially if you're a V.Gilligan fan (Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul). It's a tad difficult to not compare it to Breaking Bad a
    It's not bad, but it's not good.

    Ozark has two glaring problems. First is the casting. When they get it right; they hit it out of the park, but the casting "fails" are disasters. You will really notice how some of the characters just don't look the the part, especially if you're a V.Gilligan fan (Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul). It's a tad difficult to not compare it to Breaking Bad a little, because instead of a Chemist breaking bad (so to speak), it's an accountant.
    The second problem is the story. It's starts to really become pretty unrealistic even within it's own boundaries. You will yell, Oh Come ON, and, Give Me A Break, many times throughout all seasons. The story is really asking a lot from the viewer; way too much.

    It's not all bad. I love the way it's shot. Bateman is definitely the best thing in the show (both as actor and director). Some (but few) of the supporting actors, mainly Julia Garner as Ruth are pretty good. Like many series, however, some dialogue scenes are just flat out boring...skip those. You'll know them when you see them. The good news is that these problems are fixable, so I hope they do for Season 4.

    All in all it's just okay, as long as you're not expecting The Sopranos, or Breaking Bad level quality. For what Netflix has to offer, it's watchable enough.
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  12. 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 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.
  13. 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 well written characters. Already thirsty for the next season!
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
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.