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Boardwalk Empire: Season 3 (2012)




Critic Consensus: As hot-headed mobster Gyp Rosetti, Bobby Cannavale brings a sense of danger and energy to this season of Boardwalk Empire, which remains lavish, twisty, and violent.


Air date: Sep 16, 2012
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Air date: Nov 4, 2012
Air date: Nov 11, 2012
Air date: Nov 18, 2012
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With the '20s really starting to roar, Nucky Thompson deals with his sham of a marriage while facing a new competitor, Gyp Rosetti, whose operations threaten to siphon off Nucky's booze business in Season 3 of the hit HBO series.


Steve Buscemi
as Enoch 'Nucky' Thomps...
Kelly Macdonald
as Margaret Schroeder
Michael Shannon
as Nelson Van Alden
Shea Whigham
as Elias Thompson
Michael Stuhlbarg
as Arnold Rothstein
Stephen Graham
as Al Capone
Vincent Piazza
as Lucky Luciano
Michael K. Williams
as Chalky White
Anthony Laciura
as Eddie Kessler
Paul Sparks
as Mickey Doyle
Jack Huston
as Richard Harrow
Charlie Cox
as Owen Sleater
Bobby Cannavale
as Gyp Rosetti
Gretchen Mol
as Gillian
Michael Zegen
as Benjamin 'Bugsy' Sie...
William Forsythe
as Manny Horvitz
Stephen Root
as Gaston Means
Julianne Nicholson
as Esther Randolph
Erik LaRay Harvey
as Dunn Purnsley
Dominic Chianese
as Leander Whitlock
Christopher McDonald
as Harry Daugherty
Anatol Yusef
as Meyer Lansky
Greg Antonacci
as Johnny Torrio
Nick Robinson
as Rowland Smith
James Cromwell
as Andrew Mellon
Joseph Aniska
as Agent Sawicki
Meg Steedle
as Billie Kent
Mark Borkowski
as Paul Sagorsky
Stephen DeRosa
as Eddie Cantor
Kevin O'Rourke
as Edward Bader
Wrenn Schmidt
as Julia Sagorsky
Nisi Sturgis
as June Thompson
Ivo Nandi
as Joe Masseria
Victor Verhaeghe
as Damien Fleming
Christina Jackson
as Maybelle White
Arron Shiver
as Dean O'Banion
Michael Cumpsty
as Father Brennan
Justiin Davis
as Lester White
Geoffrey Pierson
as Sen. Walter Edge
Glenn Fleshler
as George Remus
Josie Gallina
as Emily Schroeder
Lucy Gallina
as Emily Schroeder
Anna Katarina
as Isabelle Jeunet
Declan McTigue
as Teddy Schroeder
Rory McTigue
as Teddy Schroeder
Brady Noon
as Tommy Darmody
Connor Noon
as Tommy Darmody
Ed Jewett
as Jess Smith
Patrick Kennedy
as Dr. Douglas Mason
Joe Caniano
as Jake Guzik
Kerry O'Malley
as Edwina Shearer
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Critic Reviews for Boardwalk Empire: Season 3

All Critics (30) | Top Critics (13)

Boardwalk Empire is in the tradition of gangster stories that treat their principals less as tragic heroes than as troubled businessmen, and there's something businesslike in its handsomely mannered approach to elaborating underworld myth.

Full Review… | July 21, 2014
Top Critic

Boardwalk Empire has grown into a series interested in the rippling effect that competition, greed and duplicity can have on an individual and the choices he or she makes.

Full Review… | July 21, 2014

Here's signing off on another great Boardwalk season! Looking forward to 1924!

Full Review… | July 18, 2014
Paste Magazine

That's Boardwalk Empire. It may not have the mystery or emotional depth of The Sopranos, but it lays out its story and makes sure all the pieces fit together very, very well at the end. And when you get to the end, that can feel awfully satisfying.

Full Review… | July 16, 2014

It's that acknowledgment, that belief that evil does not happen in a vacuum, which makes Boardwalk so much more than a period piece and which will reward those prepared to give it a second try.

Full Review… | July 16, 2014

Welcome back to Boardwalk Empire, folks, where the rich keep getting richer, impeded only by the possibility that they could cross the wrong yegg and catch a bullet in the hatrack.

Full Review… | July 15, 2014
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Audience Reviews for Boardwalk Empire: Season 3

Season 3 was the climax of the entire series, thanks to the introduction of new characters and more dangerous rivalries between the gangs.

Sylvester Kuo
Sylvester Kuo

Super Reviewer


Things have collapsed a bit on Season 3 of Boardwalk Empire. Much of the focus on period entrapings is lost, to give room for a more traditional gangster war kind of narrative. There's nothing wrong with that, but by loosing a bit of the depth that made Boardwalk so special to begin with is a big no no, since many characters undergo trnasformations that are not that engaging and interesting to follow this time around. Bobby Cannavale makes for a great villain but it's nothing we're not used to already. Save for some interesting storylines, courtesy of Richard Harrow, Owen and Margaret, some stuff going in Chicago, this season feels a bit like filler when it ends.

Francisco G.
Francisco Godinho

Super Reviewer

Chris Browning
Chris Browning

Super Reviewer

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