Ozark: Season 1 (2017)


Season 1

Critics Consensus

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.



Critic Ratings: 69


Audience Score

User Ratings: 1892
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Air date: Jul 21, 2017
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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…
Top Critic

Bateman, better known for comedies such as Arrested Development, unleashes a frank blue stare that could mean anything from menace to guile to idiocy. His lack of readability keeps things fresh and unpredictable as nasty shocks unfold.

Jul 17, 2017 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

Now that's how you make a thriller.

Jul 21, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

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…

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…

Audience Reviews for Ozark: Season 1

  • 16h ago
    It's slow going, for sure, and it maybe fails to stray too far from the standard crime drama, but still, Ozark just keeps gripping -- with a plethora a complex characters, some unexpected twists and two powerhouse performances from its leads (how about Jason Bateman!) more than paving the way for better things to come for the show, and hopefully the Byrde family.
  • 1d ago
    This show is trying *so hard* to be the next Breaking Bad. But, it's shallow, empty, uninspired. There's nothing to sink your teeth into. If you want to veg out after a long day at work, this might work to take your mind off your day. But if you're looking for great, even good, storytelling- this is not where to find it. It's like they looked at great shows and, instead of being inspired to create a beautiful story, they said "XYZ= critical acclaim and awards. All we need is XYZ and we'll have a great show!" There are no characters that are compelling, let alone likeable. It's all plot, and there's too much going on to dig in to some character development. And that's where they *really* messed up in presenting it as a "Fix for Breaking Bad fans". Breaking Bad, and it's even better (best show ever, imo) Better Call Saul, take their time. Somehow they were trying to copy a show that takes it's time, yet they missed that part. They rush, rush, rush. It's more about shock value than anything else. What a big disappointment.
  • Jul 05, 2019
    Ozark is on it's way to being the next Breaking Bad. Interesting plot, excellent acting, and compelling drama leave me wanting more after each new episode.
  • May 21, 2019
    This show is engaging, emotionally complex and intelligent. There's a level of sophistication to this show, both in the storyline and the way it's shot that had me gripped from start to finish. A must see.
  • May 05, 2019
    Great acting and objective of the script. The only downside of this great show is that you can tell it's not filmed in the Ozarks by the landscape (those of us that live in Missouri notice it very easily LOL). The show also does not go far enough in depicting the folks from southern Missouri. The real people of the Ozarks are even more crazy than what the show has the characters portraying them.
  • May 03, 2019
    Brilliant!!!! Just Brilliant!!!! Bingeworthy:)
  • Apr 14, 2019
    Good story, keeps me intrigued all the way through, good subplots
  • Apr 08, 2019
    Brilliant, gripping and beautifully shot. Great storylines enhanced by outstanding performances, in particular from Laura Linney and Julia Garner. I don't get how it only has 69% on the Tomatometer... deserves much more.
  • Feb 12, 2019
    Love this series almost as much as "Breaking Bad"
  • Jan 31, 2019
    What really gives this series its flavor and charm is its flair for dry and incisive commentary. There is something about the intrepid boldness of Marty and Wendy Byrde, despite their torment and plight, that is utterly beguiling.

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