3%: Season 1 (2016)



Critic Consensus: Despite comparisons to other teen-centric dystopian thrillers, 3% separates itself from the pack by focusing on characters with complicated backstories and personalities.


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Air date: Nov 25, 2016
Air date: Nov 25, 2016
Air date: Nov 25, 2016
Air date: Nov 25, 2016
Air date: Nov 25, 2016
Air date: Nov 25, 2016
Air date: Nov 25, 2016
Air date: Nov 25, 2016

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All Critics (20) | Top Critics (2)

3% wants to be a story about privilege and the groups rendered voiceless in a capitalist, patriarchal society. But it's weighed down by its devotion to a genre that often places cold visuals and nonsensical world-building over anything else.

Feb 28, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

"3%" brings with it some unique elements and compelling characters, plus a strong take on the social implications of the premise.

May 8, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

While the high stakes of survival and shocking twists throughout the process make 3% compelling, the show's greatest asset is its young cast. Each candidate has their own personality and history that add complications to the process.

Mar 4, 2019 | Full Review…

The Elysium-like premise is explored with real emotional depth, and director César Charlone, the cinematographer responsible for City of God's stunning visuals, shoots everything with a gritty glow.

Mar 1, 2019 | Full Review…

What works in the series's favour is the elaborate backgrounds bestowed on the characters.

Mar 1, 2019 | Full Review…

When 3% isn't making thoughtful observations about the human race and how we wall ourselves off from one another, its dazzling you with clever moments and genuinely shocking twists all designed to keep you hopelessly hooked.

Mar 1, 2019 | Full Review…

What it lacks in production dollars it makes up for in the compulsive viewing stakes.

Feb 28, 2019 | Full Review…
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While the dystopian sci-fi market has been particularly saturated for the last few years, 3% manages to reference a number of cultural touchstones in the genre, whilst bringing something fresh and interesting to the table.

Feb 28, 2019 | Full Review…

If 3% is indicative of Brazilian talent, then I need more.

Feb 28, 2019 | Full Review…

Part pyschological thriller, part sci-fi morality play, the eight-episode series is full of characters on both sides of the test, struggling to win a chance at a better life without abandoning their principles.

May 22, 2018 | Full Review…

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