Ozark: Season 1 (2017)

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Ozark hasn't yet reached the same level as the classic crime dramas to which it will inevitably be compared, but its satisfyingly complex plot - and a gripping performance from Jason Bateman - suggest greater potential.

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Critic Ratings: 69

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Episodes

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Air date: Jul 21, 2017
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Cast

Jason Bateman
as Martin 'Marty' Byrde
Laura Linney
as Wendy Byrde
Sofia Hublitz
as Charlotte Byrde
Skylar Gaertner
as Jonah Byrde
Julia Garner
as Ruth Langmore
Peter Mullan
as Jacob Snell
Lisa Emery
as Darlene Snell
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Critic Reviews for Ozark Season 1

All Critics (69) | Top Critics (25)

Dubuque quickly gives us a strong ensemble of city folk and hicks, innocents and thugs. The overall vibe of the show is suspenseful, but there are small pockets of comedy usually found in the behavior of the locals.

Jul 19, 2017 | Full Review…

Netflix has yet another unique player in its assembly line of original series.

Jul 19, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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Now that's how you make a thriller.

Jul 21, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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Ozark has the potential to be many interesting things, and the fact that it commits to none of them feels like overextension.

Jul 21, 2017 | Full Review…

Bateman strikes the right mixture of guilt, terror and glib intelligence to make us reluctantly root for him.

Jul 21, 2017 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

A lot of this would play more thrillingly if the characters didn't seem as wooden; if the series felt like it was written to serve more than just a need to present power plays.

Jul 21, 2017 | Full Review…

What makes Ozark a quality production is the drawings that are presented in the introduction of the series and that vary in each episode, giving us clues about what we are going to see during the next hour. [Full Review in Spanish]

Aug 1, 2019 | Full Review…

Ozark, the craziest show on television...

May 28, 2019 | Full Review…

Over the course of the season, things went from bad to worse and then worse again...

May 28, 2019 | Full Review…

Whilst Ozark does at times take the platform format for granted... it offers an intriguing narrative that expertly intertwines the lives of numerous characters.

Jan 17, 2019 | Full Review…

It's a fun show that almost relishes its familiarity. Like a comfy chair, you can sink into the comfort here watch a few episodes without thinking too much.

Oct 10, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Just when you think it can't get any darker or disturbing, Ozark rips the rug from underneath you.

Aug 26, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Ozark: Season 1

  • Aug 01, 2020
    In a similar vein to Breaking Bad, but not. It's own unique storyline, settings, and complex characters your get easily emotionally invested in. Great ride!
  • Jul 26, 2020
    I literally couldn't stop watching this season, hooked from the very first episode and some absolutely phenomenal moments
  • Jul 18, 2020
    Pros: Wow Wow Wow… All I can say is what a show! Almost every episode is enticing and thrilling in every aspect Performances from virtually everyone is a masterclass. But of course, special mention to Jason Bateman (Lead, Director, Executive Producer!!) and Laura Linney, as Marty and Wendy, they are honestly just superb. Words cannot describe how much they bring to this show This show honestly has the potential to become the best show I've ever seen I think. Bearing in mind I've seen GOT This season is packed with characters but they all have great development as the season rolls along. They are all relevant and have so many different underlying sub stories that ignite the narrative The Final episode… if you know Cons Possibly, a few moments in some of the early episodes become forgettable, but I may be clutching at straws haha Overall, ‘Ozark' Season 1 is a truly fantastic opening season. It is filled with hour long tension in each episode and my god it just gets better and better and better. Like I mentioned just, hats off to Jason Bateman especially because he directs several episodes and really illuminates the character of Marty Bryde. Well Done Sir! The finale is tremendous and sets up the second season perfectly. I know I'm very late to the party but I'm so glad I've decided to start this show. Quote – "A man who only talks business is a failure in all aspects of life"- Del Rio Rating 5/5
  • Jul 18, 2020
    It's great! and I have a feeling it's going to get even better. You can compare it to any show you want but Ozark is unique
  • Jul 18, 2020
    I found Season 1 to be tedious.
  • Jul 17, 2020
    In its first season, Ozark almost immediately hooks you into its extremely compelling narrative. Season one is intelligently written, directed, and is led by great performances all around but especially from its leads. Laura Linney is great and Jason Bateman proves that he is equally, and possibly even more, talented as a dramatic actor. Bateman also showcases his directorial chops. Season one of Ozark successfully sets up, what is hopefully, an even more compelling season two.
  • Jul 12, 2020
    As near perfection as Breaking Bad -- but it takes you from S1-S4 in a matter of a few episodes. The storyline's tight, and gripping with interesting characters that draw you in. Best show on TV by far.
  • Jul 06, 2020
    Must say, this was truly amazing and very bending of a story. Plot twist every where. Story line might be the best ever for a TV Series in my opinion.
  • Jul 03, 2020
    Great story, and a FRESH out of the box story. Highly entertaining and well written.
  • Jun 30, 2020
    One of the best Series that are being broadcast.

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