Ray Donovan: Season 3 Reviews

July 13, 2015
Ray Donovan seems to occupy a second-tier status among classy cable dramas, but it's sometimes as good as almost anything else out there.
July 13, 2015
[It] doesn't appear to have shifted much in its themes or delivery, but it's heartening to see that, in moving on from Goldman & Drexler and Elliot Gould's role as Ray's mentor, it's aiming to give Ray a more carefully-sketched relationship with his boss.
July 13, 2015
Ray Donovan remains a potent mix of pathos and dark comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
July 13, 2015
Take away the foul language, sex scenes and occasional bursts of gory violence, and it's very, very ordinary.
July 13, 2015
Everything rides on Liev Schreiber's shoulders, who manages to avoid monotony despite the narrow slit of affect and emotion permitted his persona through sheer force of concentration and imposing presence.
July 13, 2015
Ray Donovan is back and things will never be quite the same again.
July 10, 2015
Ray Donovan may just be the best summer show you're not watching.
July 10, 2015
The entire world of Ray Donovan feels typified by nothing more than pent-up machismo.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
July 9, 2015
The best news for the show is the arrival of Ian McShane as Malcolm Finney, a slippery rich guy who contracts for Ray's services.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 9, 2015
Even with unnecessary distractions like Katie Holmes as Finney's petulant daughter, Ray Donovan once again instantly engrosses with its vision of flawed humanity in a tainted paradise.
July 9, 2015
Because Schreiber's character is so brooding and emotionally clenched, though, the series heavily relies on its supporting players and guest stars, which is where the opening salvo feels relatively malnourished.
Top Critic
July 8, 2015
With the first couple of episodes as guide, Donovan is in good shape.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
June 11, 2015
Liev Schreiber's L.A.-via-Boston Irish superthug may have started out as a fairly generic cable antihero - but he gets more interesting every season, now that he's less of a family man and more of a freewheeling criminal operator.