Sherlock: Season 3 (2013 - 2014)



Critic Consensus: Honoring the Holmes brand, Sherlock is splendidly acted and still pleases fans who are thirsty for stimulating, intelligently written story arcs.


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Air date: May 29, 2014
Air date: Jun 8, 2014
Air date: Feb 2, 2014

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In the beginning of series 3, John, Lestrade and those close to Sherlock are reeling after Sherlock's apparent death and are trying to get on with their lives. After his return, Mycroft looks for Sherlock's help with finding a terror cell.


Benedict Cumberbatch
as Sherlock Holmes
Martin Freeman
as Dr. John Watson
Rupert Graves
as Detective Inspector Lestrade
Una Stubbs
as Mrs. Hudson
Vinette Robinson
as Sgt. Sally Donovan
Andrew Scott
as Jim Moriarty
Lars Mikkelsen
as Charles Augustus Magnussen
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Critic Reviews for Sherlock Season 3

All Critics (33) | Top Critics (17)

As is often the case with Sherlock, the best bits are less about plot and more about people.

Jan 22, 2014 | Full Review…

The third season is looser, funnier, more emotional and also significantly less logical than what has come before.

Jan 17, 2014 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Happily, though it's not the series' strongest script, the two fine actors can still extract every nuance from it.

Jan 17, 2014 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Benedict Cumberbatch is alive and well and in fine form.

Jan 8, 2014 | Full Review…

All present and correct - fiendish cleverness, conspiracy theories and sparkling wordplay.

Jul 22, 2018 | Full Review…

Holmes and Watson are such enduring characters, and these versions written and played so well.

Jan 21, 2014 | Rating: B | Full Review…

As sly and quirky as ever, Sherlock continues to pursue a fiendishly clever trail, taking Holmes into a world of smartphones, DNA testing and state-of-the-art forensics.

Jan 21, 2014 | Full Review…

The Season 3 premiere certainly felt like part one of a bigger story and I'm excited to see where our favourite detectives take us from here. Welcome back Mr. Holmes. Welcome back indeed.

Jan 21, 2014 | Full Review…

Though scant on actual crime, the show remains a televisual switchback, crammed with devious twists and delicious bons mots.

Nov 2, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The greatest satisfaction of this thoroughly satisfying season opener was confirmation that Sherlock co-creator Mark Gatiss (who penned the episode) knows us fans better than we know ourselves.

Jan 2, 2014 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Sherlock: Season 3



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Finally catching this series and I would now like to stalk all of Benedict Cumberbatch's presence on the internet. I adore!


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While it is still good, it is not as good as the previous series


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