Game of Thrones: Season 3 (2013)


Season 3
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Game of Thrones continues to deliver top quality drama for adults, raising the stakes even higher and leaving viewers hungry for more.



Critic Ratings: 45


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The War of the Five Kings continues to claim more victims, as Stannis Baratheon (Stephen Dillane) licks his wounds after a humiliating defeat and Robb Stark (Richard Madden) pushes for a risky offensive against the Lannisters. In other plotlines, Joffrey plans to marry Margaery (Natalie Dormer), Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) works to liberate a city whose economy is built on slavery and Jon Snow (Kit Harington) finds his undercover mission complicated when he falls in love with a woman from the tribe living beyond the wall.


Peter Dinklage
as Tyrion Lannister
Lena Headey
as Cersei Lannister
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
as Jaime Lannister
Michelle Fairley
as Catelyn Stark
Emilia Clarke
as Daenerys Targaryen
Kit Harington
as Jon Snow
Iain Glen
as Jorah Mormont
Richard Madden
as Robb Stark
Charles Dance
as Tywin Lannister
Aidan Gillen
as Petyr Baelish
Sophie Turner
as Sansa Stark
John Bradley
as Samwell Tarly
Rory McCann
as Sandor "The Hound" Clegane
Jack Gleeson
as Joffrey Baratheon
Alfie Allen
as Theon Greyjoy
Natalie Dormer
as Margaery Tyrell
Stephen Dillane
as Stannis Baratheon
Ian McElhinney
as Barristan Selmy
Liam Cunningham
as Davos Seaworth
James Cosmo
as Jeor Mormont
Diana Rigg
as Olenna Tyrell
Tobias Menzies
as Edmure Tully
Finn Jones
as Loras Tyrell
Iwan Rheon
as Ramsay Snow
Ellie Kendrick
as Meera Reed
Richard Dormer
as Beric Dondarrion
Ed Skrein
as Daario Naharis
Clive Russell
as Brynden Tully
Daniel Portman
as Podrick Payne
David Bradley
as Walder Frey
Ciarán Hinds
as Mance Rayder
Julian Glover
as Grand Maester Pycelle
Ben Crompton
as Dolorous Edd
Art Parkinson
as Rickon Stark
John Stahl
as Rickard Karstark
Robert Pugh
as Craster
Tom Brooke
as Lothar Frey
Ben Hawkey
as Hot Pie
Tim Plester
as Black Walder Frey
Ian Beattie
as Meryn Trant
Kerry Ingram
as Shireen Baratheon
Patrick Malahide
as Balon Greyjoy
Peter Vaughan
as Maester Aemon
Sean Buckley
as Old Man
Ramon Tikaram
as Prendahl na Ghezn
Grace Hendy
as Marei Frey
Alexandra Dowling
as Roslin Frey
Kelly Long
as Joyeuse Frey
Lucian Msamati
as Salladhor Saan
Paul Bentley
as High Septon
Will Champion
as Musician
Ross Mullan
as White Walker
Tara Fitzgerald
as Selyse Baratheon
Oddie Braddell
as Wendel Manderly
Gemma Whelan
as Yara Greyjoy
Edward Dogliani
as Rattleshirt
George Georgiou
as Razdal mo Eraz
Ian Whyte
as The Giant
Jamie Michie
as Steelshanks
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Critic Reviews for Game of Thrones Season 3

All Critics (45) | Top Critics (22)

By Episode 3, though, the action is as riveting as ever. And a superb addition to the new season is Diana Rigg as Lady Olenna.

Feb 7, 2014 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

Game of Thrones gives us much to ruminate on regarding power, honor, and family. But it also reminds us that whether one is rich or poor, man or woman, honorable or evil, in Westeros life ain't fair.

Feb 7, 2014 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Hinds' performance underscores one of the continuing remarkable achievements of Thrones. Even though it has dozens of characters bundled in the same nondescript robes or skins, particularly for the winter scenes, it keeps them remarkably well sorted out.

Feb 7, 2014 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

I'm happy to report Sunday's premiere is outstanding, a globe-spinning, breast-baring, bug-stabbing blast that nimbly reminds us where we've been while hinting at big things to come.

Sep 16, 2013 | Full Review…

Just as HBO blew open the western genre with Deadwood and the crime drama with The Wire, the channel, with Martin and executive producers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, expands the potential of fantasy with Game of Thrones.

Mar 28, 2013 | Full Review…

GoT is an exploration of the human heart -- don't blame the series if what it finds there is often so ugly.

Apr 1, 2013 | Full Review…
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Game of Thrones offers a stern rebuke to genre elitism: it is not only a grand adventure, but a series that pushes the medium of television drama into new fields.

Mar 6, 2019 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

Combines a sophisticated and beautifully shot narrative maintaining a vastly conceived, intricate pattern of diverging and converging plot streams but it is also very, very simple... It may be the purest escapism ever devised.

Oct 19, 2018 | Full Review…

[Game of Thrones] is dark, ribald, dramatic and sometimes awe-inspiring; it may not be Tolkien, and that may be a blessing.

Jul 22, 2018 | Full Review…

What makes the show so enjoyable is how bored it is with the usual solemn father-son hoo-ha.

Jul 12, 2017 | Full Review…

For season three, there was no other way to end. After The Red Wedding, an event so monumentally brutal that it instantly became one of the cornerstones of this show's very legacy, the only way to go would be softer, quieter, warmer.

Feb 28, 2014 | Full Review…

"Game of Thrones: Season 3″ is the most challenging and the most rewarding of the seasons so far, and the Blu-ray/DVD combo available now does it justice.

Feb 26, 2014 | Rating: A | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Game of Thrones: Season 3

  • 4h ago
    Game of Thrones Season 3 | Detailed note: 9.5
  • 4d ago
    Shock after shock in so many episodes. Just generally great TV.
  • May 23, 2020
    Most overrated show of all time I was waiting for some character or even just some welly filmed action but never got either in all of these seasons
  • May 15, 2020
    a much more complete season. Everything is good about this. at this point in this series, there is no way it could be any better, right?
  • Apr 22, 2020
    this is unreal, so good
  • Apr 21, 2020
    Even if u hated the ending this is by far the greatest show of all time. Each episode keeps u on the edge of your seat. Never have i ever heard as many people talk about whats gunna happen next week. There was just a lot of people upset because they didn't get what they want but that is what the whole show was, you never got what u want.
  • Mar 15, 2020
    Some masterpieces, which there is nothing like this in television, somehow find a way to increase their own quality and prestige. Unbelievably rich and powerful writing, acting, visual effects and storytelling. 9.8/10
  • Mar 12, 2020
    Nothing can be as same as it was till 9th episode!just freaking mindblowing amazing Great!
  • Feb 29, 2020
    My favorite season of the entire show. The writing gets EVEN better. I was afraid that the show would begin to feel a bit dragged on as they are basically continuing the story from season 2 but it never feels that way. I also think that the ending is truly amazing, with the Red Wedding. One thing I will say is that the Rains of Castamere that plays confused me the first as I had never heard the song before (unless they played it earlier in the season but I missed it). But aside from that it is an amazing episode and one of the most shocking moments in television, but it was done extremely well. Arya is also amazing, as well as Tyrion and Cersei.
  • Jan 24, 2020
    Rating: 7/10. 72/100.

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