Broadchurch: Season 3 (2017)


Season 3

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In its final season, Broadchurch establishes a high standard for police procedurals to come, combining socially conscious themes with suspenseful mystery and a pair of compelling leads.



Critic Ratings: 43


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A local woman has come forward about being raped after her friends party. Detectives Hardy and Miller begin to investigate the case, questioning everyone who were at the party that night, however, they soon find out that a lot of the guest have secrets so they try their best to uncover the attacker.


David Tennant
as Alec Hardy
Olivia Colman
as Ellie Miller
Jodie Whittaker
as Beth Latimer
Andrew Buchan
as Matt Latimer
Vicky McClure
as Karen White
Arthur Darvill
as Rev. Paul Coates
Pauline Quirke
as Susan Wright
Will Mellor
as Steve Connelly
Carolyn Pickles
as Maggie Radcliffe
Simone McAullay
as Becca Fisher
Jonathan Bailey
as Olly Stevens
Oskar McNamara
as Danny Latimer
Charlotte Beaumont
as Chloe Latimer
Adam Wilson
as Tom Miller
Susan Brown
as Liz Roper
Joe Sims
as Nige Carter
David Bradley
as Jack Marshall
Jacob Anderson
as Dean Thomas
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Critic Reviews for Broadchurch Season 3

All Critics (43) | Top Critics (17)

Tennant and Colman are the marquee players, though. Their consuming dedications to duty drive Broadchurch through its thickets of who was where and when and why. Theirs is one of TV's best-ever detective duos.

Dec 26, 2017 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
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For fans of the show's procedural elements, this is a good ending, and as "satisfying" a culprit reveal as could be. Still, in its final bow, Broadchurch jettisoned a lot of what made it so special, and that can only be seen as a missed opportunity.

Dec 29, 2017 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Broadchurch ticks all the Brit drama boxes and still manages to stand out from the mysteries some of us can't get enough of.

Jun 29, 2017 | Full Review…

After a disappointing second season, Broadchurch is back at its brilliant best.

Jun 29, 2017 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

The series paints a fairly grim view of humanity, but Colman and Tennant save the series from being completely and utterly depressing.

Jun 28, 2017 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
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While this finale can't really measure up to the show's breathtaking debut season, it is a well-made farewell to my favorite crime fighting duo on TV right now.

Jun 22, 2017 | Full Review…
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The message about sex cheapened and emotions stunted by internet porn felt more sociology lecture than prime-time drama. But at least Broadchurch kept you hanging on by your fingertips.

May 20, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The show gave the genre a much-needed injection of British understatement, stoicism and bleak humour, raising the bar for everything that dared to follow.

Jul 9, 2018 | Full Review…

What elevates "Broadchurch" above other crime dramas is its empathy for its characters' travails and, of course, the enduring chemistry between the two leads.

May 16, 2018 | Full Review…

It's almost too unbearable to watch, yet Broadchurch manages to keep its audience invested in what is happening to Trish in the moment.

Dec 29, 2017 | Full Review…

Colman is once again the star player... she brings humanity, strength and determination to Miller, one of the most brilliantly realised and affecting characters on mainstream TV.

Dec 26, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Broadchurch is back on fine form, finally. After an implausible second series that struggled to deliver sensitive storylines with subtlety, Chris Chibnall's popular drama has returned to its best.

Jan 25, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Broadchurch: Season 3

  • 12h ago
    Still a great show. Not as good as the original 2 seasons, but still must see TV.
  • Feb 18, 2020
    Season 3 jumped the shark.
  • Nov 12, 2019
    Slow development but never boring, crime stories have never been better.
  • Sep 30, 2019
    The UK's and Scotland's greatest actors: Two Doctor Who's (David Tennant and now the thirteenth Doctor, a woman, played by Jody Whitaker) PLUS Olivia Colman who will play an older QE2 in "The Crown" are in nearly every scene. God they're GREAT! Every actor is a strong well defined character who NEVER BREAKS out of character. Tennant plays the curmudgeon LT who is brought in from out of the small town of Broadchurch. His best scenes are when his thick Scottish brogue are A+ (His real name is McDonald and I had to use CC to understand everyone's lines. No guns, just great police work, teamwork, and we Americans find that there is no escaping CCTV! Olivia has her LT's spot stolen from her by Tennant and he is a complete sot! Brilliant script, even better actors, set in various Jurassic Areas around Dorcester, this is the BEST triple year of episodes I have ever seen outside Shakespeare. Notice how many Brits are on American TV? David Tennant left school at 16 to attend the Royal Academy of Arts while our actors in the USA got their start doing keg stands in low rated colleges. Even "Lucifer's" title character is from Wales (Christian Bale and Richard Burton) Tom Ellis, a 6'3" Welsh actor who adopts a nearly posh British accent. The UK doesn't have MCU comic books or DC comics. Their super sleuths are Sherlock Homes and Dr. Who. These UK and Scottish actors ALL do smashing Shakespeare which of course has Scotland's David Tennant as MacBeth! Long live the Brits, Scots, and Australians! These shows are worthy of watching 4-5 times and use CC as Tennant and Colman have great lines just beyond our American ears!
  • Apr 21, 2019
    This had more of the ingredients of series 1, but lacked the magic. But much better than the second series.
  • Jan 14, 2019
    Awesome acting from a strong cast.
  • Oct 04, 2018
    Season 3 of Broadchurch got back to what made the first season enjoyable: realistic detective work. This season's case isn't solved very easily, and Miller and Hardy have to slowly peel back layer after layer to get to the truth. I was satisfied with the conclusion. However, Danny's family is still woven into the story in what seems like a forced way, and I have some issues with how the show is paced at times (one enthralling episode will be followed by a boring episode). It's a solid detective show set in a location different from most in the same genre, but it's not a game changer by any means.
  • Jan 03, 2018
    I love this show. One of the best British crime shows I have watched, Great cast, absolutely love Olivia Colman and it made me appreciate David Tennant as an actor. Series 1 and 3 were great, 2 lagged a little, but such a good watch. Fingers crossed for more at some point.
  • Dec 14, 2017
    "Broadchurch" is an excellent crime drama that is almost constantly a compelling experience. Every season left me guessing and never correctly predicting what happened. The two lead performances are also very good. I personally found the last two seasons to be the strongest but all of it is very good. The show isn't afraid to go to some dark places and keeps you watching with a real addiction. I enjoyed this show and if you are a fan of a good mystery, each story in this series will be a treat for you.
  • Dec 14, 2017
    As Hardy might say "Outstanding!" This is a top notch show. The actors are no longer actors but detectives, parents, friends and townies. The crimes are not quickly solved in an hour. You are lead through the nuances, the frustrations, and the release of a criminal investigation. I am sad that there are only three season. I am jealous of viewers that will get to watch this amazing show for the first time.

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