Breaking Bad: Season 3 (2010)


Season 3
Breaking Bad

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Breaking Bad's well-toned storytelling flares up this season with dramatic story changes and calculated direction.



Critic Ratings: 23


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Informed he has terminal cancer, an underachieving chemistry genius turned high school teacher uses his expertise to secretly provide for his family by producing the world's highest quality crystal meth.

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Critic Reviews for Breaking Bad Season 3

All Critics (23) | Top Critics (13)

With its sense of place, its spare dialogue and its oddball peripheral characters, Breaking Bad is the closest that TV comes to the best Coen brothers movies. That's pretty high praise.

Jan 15, 2014 | Full Review…

Through it all, Breaking Bad still has the power to make a viewer care about what befalls the Whites.

Jan 15, 2014 | Rating: A | Full Review…
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The shadows are deep enough over "Breaking Bad" that it's hard to imagine a ray of hope or light shining through anywhere. But the actors and writers are so good that, like Walt, we'll keep looking for it.

Mar 21, 2010 | Full Review…

AMC's "Breaking Bad" - still the best drama you're not watching.

Mar 21, 2010 | Full Review…

"Breaking Bad'' is one of the most cinematic TV series I've ever seen, a visually sophisticated work in which every shot has been micromanaged, every color has something to say.

Mar 21, 2010 | Full Review…

The storytelling here is so sharp, so muscular, that you can almost feel your chest tighten as you watch.

Mar 21, 2010 | Rating: A+ | Full Review…
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It's incredible how when any minor character is given more than a moment of screentime, they will always reveal the world's darkest stories.

Jan 15, 2019 | Full Review…

Ends with one of the most "WTF" moments on the show.

Nov 8, 2018 | Full Review…

The show has been slow to heat up this season, even while it's been as absorbing as always... But last night's episode went in with one, and then turned right around blew the holy hell out of high-impactness at the end. This was good f---ing tv.

Jun 19, 2018 | Full Review…

What makes the show so good - no, what makes it so great - is that every choice comes with fallout and all the equations in the world can't control it.

Jan 15, 2014 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Breaking Bad: Season 3

  • 12h ago
    Outside of the fly episode it is almost perfect television.
  • Jul 11, 2019
    Breaking bad just continues being amazing
  • Jul 08, 2019
    a intense season but its pace is ruined by the fly episode
  • Jun 11, 2019
    Morbidly fascinating!
  • Mar 20, 2019
    The third season is very incredible and offers many places to introduce Breaking Bad. There is Gus Fring with his chess game against Walter White and a stunning, still, cinematography. The third season is a turning point in the battle of psychology between Walt and Heisenberg. Thousands of matters grew, a new trigger, as well as problems, began to emerge. After a betting game at the end of the episode for who can get rid of Gale, season four will be filled with psychology games.
  • Feb 25, 2019
    On its third season, Breaking Bad demonstrates more of the same maturity and intensity that has defined the series since its first premiered through some unexpected twists and an ending that had me in awe.
  • Dec 28, 2018
    Another masterful storytelling that keeps us at the edge of our seats and wondering the future of the main characters. Giancarlo Exposito performance as Gus is the highlight for me.
  • Nov 21, 2018
  • Sep 21, 2018
    Breaking bad’s third season maintains all the aspects that made the second season so compelling.
  • Jul 19, 2018
    By the end of this season, Breaking Bad has finally reached its fullest potential.

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