Stranger Things: Season 3 (2019)

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Season 3
Stranger Things

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Stranger Things transforms itself into a riveting -- if familiar -- summer ride that basks in its neon-laden nostalgia without losing sight of the rich relationships that make the series so endearing.

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Critic Ratings: 134

87%

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User Ratings: 5702

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Episodes

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Air date: Jul 4, 2019
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Air date: Jul 4, 2019
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Air date: Jul 4, 2019
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Air date: Jul 4, 2019
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Air date: Jul 4, 2019
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Air date: Jul 4, 2019
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Air date: Jul 4, 2019
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It's 1985 in Hawkins, Indiana, and summer's heating up. School's out, there's a brand new mall in town, and the Hawkins crew are on the cusp of adulthood. Romance blossoms and complicates the group's dynamic, and they'll have to figure out how to grow up without growing apart. Meanwhile, danger looms. When the town's threatened by enemies old and new, Eleven and her friends are reminded that evil never ends; it evolves. Now they'll have to band together to survive, and remember that friendship is always stronger than fear.

Cast

Winona Ryder
as Joyce Byers
David Harbour
as Chief Hopper
Finn Wolfhard
as Mike Wheeler
Gaten Matarazzo
as Dustin Henderson
Caleb McLaughlin
as Lucas Sinclair
Noah Schnapp
as Will Byers
Natalia Dyer
as Nancy Wheeler
Charlie Heaton
as Jonathan Byers
Matthew Modine
as Dr. Martin Brenner
Cara Buono
as Karen Wheeler
Joe Keery
as Steve Harrington
Peyton Wich
as Troy Harrington
Dacre Montgomery
as Billy Hargrove
Cary Elwes
as Mayor Kline
Abby Glover
as New Cute Girl
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Critic Reviews for Stranger Things Season 3

All Critics (134) | Top Critics (34)

Even while some things go a bit too predictably, the last two episodes tie everything and everyone together in spectacular, emotional fashion.

Dec 12, 2019 | Full Review…

What these ideas come down to, in the show's thrillingly propulsive and self-consciously familiar conclusion, is the nature of a country that fully believes it's the greatest in the world while also being well aware of its own capacity for destruction.

Jul 8, 2019 | Full Review…

Season three of Stranger Things has stayed true to its sci-fi origins in the best way that it could - banking on its viewers' empathy with experiences of young love, friendship, and loss.

Jul 5, 2019 | Full Review…

Even the most distinctive moments feel disconnected from the rest, especially a segment in the final episode that feels as if its sole purpose is to be extracted and recirculated as a meme.

Jul 4, 2019 | Full Review…
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It's also worth noting that there's a new scene stealer in Priah Ferguson, who plays Lucas' sister Erica, whose bratty attitude translates into hilarious disposition for the entire group.

Jul 2, 2019 | Full Review…

The rhythm of "Stranger Things" has never been tighter, but it helps that the cast feels elevated as well

Jul 2, 2019 | Full Review…

I love this cast so much that it feels like going on an adventure with friends while watching.

Jun 19, 2020 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

It's my favorite season of the series so far.

Apr 3, 2020 | Full Review…

With risk comes reward, and in the end, the show feels all the more fresh because of it.

Dec 16, 2019 | Full Review…

The problem with aggressively reminding your audience of the classics time and again is that you'll eventually get to a point when they'd rather watch those movies instead, and skip the show that can't stop toothlessly imitating them.

Jul 4, 2019 | Full Review…

The season makes crystal clear that the Duffer Brothers and Levy aren't keen on stubbornly sticking with story points or characters that don't work, and also know precisely how to capitalize on the aspects of the show that are working.

Dec 12, 2019 | Full Review…

It's a fun ride that will keep you going through to the end credits and beyond.

Dec 12, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Stranger Things: Season 3

  • 3d ago
    More of the same and uninspiring. There is not even a real storyline.
  • 3d ago
    Visual were really good, stakes were high, but it felt more comical as everyone was just infiltrating Russian base. Bunch of kids deciphered the code and even managed to escape the Russians. As always the story was not bad but Will's character was completely wasted as he was just there to scratch his neck. Everyone else contributed in some way.
  • 5d ago
    El <3 she's killing it! Must watch tv show.
  • 5d ago
    Popping rats and evil Russians. Things are really getting stranger. Third season still keeping great.
  • Jun 26, 2020
    Half of the plot lost it's touch, Other half doesn't really get worse, but it also lacks improvement. Show should've ended after 2
  • Jun 24, 2020
    Season 3 of Stranger things is on a scale of Pretty amazing to Extraordinary, it's much better than season 2 in every way possible despite having similar subplots but only much much much bigger on stakes, the Creativity of this season alone shows how good Writing is.
  • Jun 20, 2020
    This was so excruciatingly bad that Star Wars, Episode 8 seemed good afterwards. Horrible script, bad acting, a total, unmitigated disaster.
  • Jun 20, 2020
    No where near as good as the first two season! This one didn't feel as dark and more Hollywood! Felt like at times I was watch scooby doo! Still love the characters though!
  • Jun 11, 2020
    With less sex, more gore, lazier character development, and a clearer showing of the series' formula, Stranger Things 3 may not be a peak, but it's a substantial, giddily nostalgic addition nonetheless.
  • Jun 09, 2020
    It's great. I like it better than Season 2. But I didn't like the plot holes. Russian People. Really? Yeah right. smh, ridiculous. I like the references tho, especially the Firestarter poster at the end of the season (Stephen King fan). But yeah It's pretty good.

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