• Network: Netflix
  • Series Premiere Date: Jul 21, 2017
Season #: 4.5, 4, 3, 2, 1

Generally favorable reviews - based on 14 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14

Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Lou Thomas
    Apr 29, 2022
    A chilly, thrilling narco saga told from the perspective of the Mob’s money launderer, Ozark deserves its place among the very finest TV takes on American dope, crime and corruption.
  2. Reviewed by: Nick Schager
    Apr 29, 2022
    Showrunner Chris Mundy has managed to land on a conclusion for their saga that’s at once surprising and fitting, not to mention underscores the series’ bedrock truths about greed, ambition, and amorality in 21st-century America. ... Ozark stays true to its focus on ruthlessly enterprising women, with Linney and Garner as formidable as ever, and Falcón a welcome addition to what has long been the best female cast on television. Yet it’s Bateman who does perhaps his finest work of the series in these chapters.
  3. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    Apr 29, 2022
    Cements its place among Netflix's finest dramas. Having already shown itself to be one of those addictive series that pushed the boundaries of serialized thrillers, its full-throttle race to settle accounts in this final flurry of episodes officially closes the deal.
  4. Reviewed by: Nandini Balial
    Apr 28, 2022
    “Ozark” isn’t as flashy a production as “Breaking Bad” or “Mad Men,” or even older series like “The Sopranos” or “The Wire,” but has proven itself just as capable of the writing, direction, and acting on other, more high profile prestige dramas. These last seven episodes of Season Four do not disappoint.
  5. Reviewed by: Richard Roeper
    Apr 28, 2022
    Jason Bateman and Laura Linney continue to deliver some of the finest work of their respective careers, while Garner remains the supernova standout in the universally excellent, extended supporting cast. Over the course of four seasons, “Ozark” hit a few road bumps but never stalled out, not for one single episode. The finale keeps that streak alive.
  6. Reviewed by: Valerie Ettenhofer
    Apr 25, 2022
    The quality contrast between the final arc of “Ozark” and some that came before is so vast, it’s like the writers were keeping every ace up their sleeves until the last possible moment. Even so, the show’s final season is a surprisingly rich viewing experience, and an assured end to a series that never stopped upping the ante.
  7. Reviewed by: Emily Baker
    Apr 29, 2022
    In a 70-minute finale, once again directed by Bateman, the series manages to wrap up every loose narrative thread, without ever crowbarring in senseless endings for the sake of it.
  8. Reviewed by: Nick Hilton
    Apr 25, 2022
    The result is an ending that’s unbearably tense, obliquely poignant, and some of the best event TV we’ve seen on any streaming service.
  9. Reviewed by: Ben Travers
    Apr 25, 2022
    Whether you’ve been hooked since that first scene or grew weary during the bleak ensuing seasons, “Ozark” remains true to itself as it comes to a close.
  10. Reviewed by: Alison Foreman
    Apr 29, 2022
    Season four part two offers plenty of reminders about what made this show work really well for a little while. Ozark might not be getting out clean. But it isn’t overstaying its welcome either.
  11. Reviewed by: Ines Bellina
    Apr 25, 2022
    It might not have been the most intelligent or profound show, but Ozark has never backed off from its dark, nihilistic, and destructive view of middle-class family values, and its final two episodes bring that vision into its ultimate fruition.
  12. Reviewed by: Chase Hutchinson
    Apr 25, 2022
    When Ozark is focused on its strengths, it is as good as it has ever been. When it gets caught up in the weeds of a frequently plodding plot and extraneous storylines, this momentarily dulls the experience. What shines through is the way the series concludes, laying all its cards out on the table as it reveals the rottenness that is taking over the Byrde family.
  13. Reviewed by: Dan Fienberg
    Apr 28, 2022
    The last seven episodes of Ozark don’t suddenly become anything better or worse than the show has been overall.
  14. Reviewed by: Matthew Gilbert
    May 6, 2022
    The final episodes were — and here’s where I add a second spoiler alert — just awful. Everything that kept me from really bonding with the series about a family breaking bad was on display in those last hours.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 35 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 35
  2. Negative: 5 out of 35
  1. Apr 30, 2022
    Wow, what an unsatisfying ending. Putting the incoherent and impossible plot aside, all the half-interesting characters lose and the ones youWow, what an unsatisfying ending. Putting the incoherent and impossible plot aside, all the half-interesting characters lose and the ones you hate win. I saw where it was going and kept hoping for some kind of twist, but no they actually went through with the worst possible ending. Full Review »
  2. May 1, 2022
    I rate this at the top of the worst series finales of all time. No real resolutions to the story, and the closed endings we did get wereI rate this at the top of the worst series finales of all time. No real resolutions to the story, and the closed endings we did get were entirely unsatisfying. Full Review »
  3. Apr 30, 2022