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Fargo: Season 3 (2017)




Critic Consensus: Thanks in part to a memorable dual performance from Ewan McGregor, Fargo mostly maintains the sly wit and off-kilter sensibility it displayed in its first two seasons.


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Set in 2010, the third installment of Fargo centers on "Emmit" and his slightly younger brother "Ray Stussy" (Ewan McGregor). Emmit, the Parking Lot King of Minnesota, sees himself as an American success story, whereas Ray is more of a cautionary tale. Forever living in his more successful brother's shadow, Ray is a balding ad pot-bellied parole officer with a huge chip on his shoulder about the hand he's been dealt -- and he blames his brother. Their sibling rivalry follows a twisted path that begins with petty theft but soon leads to murder, mobsters and cut-throat competitive bridge. Carrie Coon stars as "Gloria Burgle," the steady chief of the local police department. A newly divorced mother, Gloria is trying to understand the new world around her, where people connect more intimately with their phones than with the people around them. Mary Elizabeth Winstead stars as Ray's girlfriend, "Nikki Swango," a crafty and alluring recent parolee with a passion for competitive bridge. David Thewlis stars as "V.M. Vargas," a mysterious loner and true capitalist whose bosses plan to partner with Emmit, whether "The Parking Lot King" likes it or not.


Carrie Coon
as Gloria Burgle
Ewan McGregor
as Emmit Stussy; Ray Stussy
David Thewlis
as V.M. Vargas
Jim Gaffigan
as Donny Mashman
Scoot McNairy
as Maurice LeFay
Shea Whigham
as Moe Dammick
Karan Soni
as Dr. Homer Gilruth
Thomas Mann
as Thaddeus Mobley
Fred Melamed
as Howard Zimmerman
Hamish Linklater
as Larue Dollars
Brad Mann
as Gale Kitchen
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Critic Reviews for Fargo: Season 3

All Critics (52) | Top Critics (25)

With its sly wit and visual flair, the third series of Fargo is already shaping up to be the best yet. Darn tootin'? You betcha.

June 1, 2017 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

This is simply the classiest piece of TV drama around. It's instantly entertaining, even if you've never seen any of it before and have never heard of the Coen brothers or that movie called Fargo.

May 12, 2017 | Full Review…

So far, very Fargo-ian.

April 20, 2017 | Full Review…

The acting here is as good as the writing, and the visuals - built, as with season one, around the isolated snow and ice of the Midwest - are like paintings that move.

April 20, 2017 | Full Review…
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Watching Hawley slowly shred that veneer to reveal the ugliness below just might be the most rewarding part of visiting this fictional slice of North Dakota for a third time.

April 20, 2017 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Rather than oppressive, all this familiarity feels welcome, and rather than formulaic, it still manages to feel fresh.

April 19, 2017 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
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Maybe the best TV crime drama I will see this year. If for no other reason I urge people to see season three of Fargo for the work of David Thewlis as the sinister antagonist. But, you'll also dig the performances of Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Carrie Coon and Ewan McGregor who plays two roles.


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