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Breaking Bad: Season 3 (2010)

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

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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.

Cast

Bryan Cranston
as Walter White
Anna Gunn
as Skyler White
Aaron Paul
as Jesse Pinkman
Dean Norris
as Hank Schrader
Betsy Brandt
as Marie Schrader
RJ Mitte
as Walter White Jr.
Bob Odenkirk
as Saul Goodman
Mark Margolis
as Don Salamanco
Matt Jones
as Badger
John De Lancie
as Donald Margolis
Jere Burns
as Group Leader
Danny Trejo
as Tortuga
Kaija Bales
as Granddaughter
Ashleigh Banfield
as Anchor No. 1
Javier Grajeda
as Juan Bolsa
Marla Tellez
as Anchor No. 2
Jeff Maher
as Anchor No. 3
Eddie J. Fernandez
as Cartel Gunman No. 1
Dana Cortez
as Anchor No. 4
Ben Bray
as Cartel Gunman No. 2
Toby Holguin
as Cartel Gunman No. 3
Eddie Perez
as Cartel Gunman No. 4
Taylor Cranston
as Sad-Faced Girl
Robin Dearden
as Emotional Woman
Galen Hutchison
as Wide-Eyed Boy
Daniel Champine
as Rookie Officer
Jesus Mayorga
as Friendly Guy
Shari Rhodes
as Bingo Lady
Lorel Medina
as Daughter
Cicelo Solano
as Old Crawler
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Critic Reviews for Breaking Bad: Season 3

All Critics (20) | 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.

January 15, 2014 | Full Review…
Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
Top Critic

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

January 15, 2014 | Rating: A | Full Review…
Uncle Barky
Top Critic

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.

March 21, 2010 | Full Review…
New York Daily News
Top Critic

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

March 21, 2010 | Full Review…
Newark Star-Ledger
Top Critic

"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.

March 21, 2010 | Full Review…
Boston Globe
Top Critic

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

March 21, 2010 | Rating: A+ | Full Review…
Newsday
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Breaking Bad: Season 3

½

Breaking Bad Season 3 is filled with enthralling drama all thanks to Vince Gilligan's crafty production and Cranston, Paul & ensemble's unblemished bond. 4.5/5

EugeneB.

Super Reviewer

RyanR.

Super Reviewer

Picking up some momentum, the third season of "Breaking Bad" improves heavily off of the previous season, but only relies on the emotional core of all the characters and the steaks are not quite as high as they could be. Aaron Paul is the stand out of this season, giving a few monologue-like performances in specific scenes, that litterally took my breath away. As you start to like the characters doing bad things, you actually begin to hate the ones trying to do good. I loved how this show toys with you, making you usure of every move. "Breaking Bad" is known to play out very unpredictable and throw twists at you, and there is no shortage of that here. I will admit, up until a few years ago, I was never a huge television fan, but after catching up on everything that is being called gret, I would almost say my love for film is matched by tekevision at the moment. This third season is gripping, thrilling, and emotionally satisying, but I am still waiting for the big punch that I know is coming.

KJP.

Super Reviewer

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