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House of Cards: Season 5 (2017)




Critic Consensus: House of Cards enjoys a confident return to form this season, though its outlandish edge is tempered slightly by the current political climate.


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Season 5 of the political drama opens right after the events that closed the previous season, when James Miller was executed by terrorists. The controversy surrounding his death fuels the last leg of the electoral campaign, which pits Conway (Joel Kinnaman) and Frank (Kevin Spacey) against each other. Election day turns out to be a mess: After a serious terrorist threat, a state of emergency is called and several states hold their results, leaving the election contested. As the season progresses, secrets, lies and conspiracies are revealed, and a new president is finally chosen.


Kevin Spacey
as Francis Underwood
Robin Wright
as Claire Underwood
Sebastian Arcelus
as Lucas Goodwin
Molly Parker
as Jacqueline Sharp
Gerald McRaney
as Raymond Tusk
Kristen Connolly
as Christina Gallagher
Sakina Jaffrey
as Linda Vasquez
Nathan Darrow
as Edward Meechum
Constance Zimmer
as Janine Skorsky
Rachel Brosnahan
as Rachel Posner
Michel Gill
as Garrett Walker
Sandrine Holt
as Gillian Cole
Jayne Atkinson
as Catherine Durant
Mahershala Ali
as Remy Danton
Michael Kelly
as Doug Stamper
Ben Daniels
as Adam Galloway
Boris McGiver
as Tom Hammerschmidt
Elizabeth Marvel
as Heather Dunbar
Jimmi Simpson
as Gavin Orsay
Joel Kinnaman
as Will Conway
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All Critics (36) | Top Critics (11)

A good start after last season's erratic finish.

May 26, 2017 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
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Having laid to rest the long-standing charge that House of Cards was too absurd to be taken seriously as "prestige television", the Netflix caper has rediscovered its cocksure strut.

May 17, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The bleakest (yet somehow still extremely fun to watch) season of the show yet.

June 1, 2017 | Full Review…
Top Critic

... the series has elevated itself to an entirely new level of crazy that allows it to be more unpredictable and enjoyable again.

February 2, 2018 | Full Review…

It's a pact between not just husband and wife and running mates but two clawing, deadly animals backed into a corner. It's also a foreboding promise that makes the first episodes of season five an anxious watch.

February 14, 2018 | Full Review…

Still, it's fun to watch Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright dig into their dastardly roles with such gusto.

December 27, 2017 | Full Review…

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