The Handmaid's Tale: Season 3 Reviews

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June 6, 2019
For the most part, however, the show is stuck in a repetitive loop, both by design and accident.
June 5, 2019
The Handmaid's Tale reflects the mainstream, white version feminism while appropriating the nightmarish visuals of slavery's brutality.
June 5, 2019
June -- trapped in her sequence of shock, rebellion, rinse, repeat -- doesn't feel like a person anymore.
June 5, 2019
Season 3 arrives right on cue, addressing topical issues such as forced pregnancies via future-shock scenarios.
June 5, 2019
The compelling love/hate relationship between June and Serena Joy will continue to heat up and twist around.
June 4, 2019
There's still enough going on in The Handmaid's Tale to keep it reasonably compelling, even though it's harder to ignore the sound of the ticking clock that strongly suggests this narrative needs to turn harder in some new directions, and soon
June 14, 2019
The Handmaid's Tale is vicious, gripping, biting, political drama at its best, but I don't think it's an exaggeration to say that this is a show that hates America. It's a wonder there's not more fuss.
June 14, 2019
The show needs a little less conversation and a little more action, please.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
June 12, 2019
If the show wants to be known as more than a white feminist dystopia, it has to do better.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
June 12, 2019
Hulu's landmark show has veered from illuminating, cathartic and misery porn over the past two seasons. Season three of the show thankfully offers something new: hope.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
June 11, 2019
From a perpetually flat June making breathtakingly stupid decisions to the ongoing cosmic joke that is this show's writer/director gender breakdown, it's hard to keep rooting for "The Handmaid's Tale."
Full Review | Original Score: C+
June 10, 2019
Having hit the reset button once, The Handmaid's Tale shamelessly hits it a second time, only to give us more of the same tedious, repetitive beats, albeit it without the beatings.
June 7, 2019
If you're invested in the original story, it's worth watching to find out how it unfolds this season.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 7, 2019
The show still looks great... But the logical inconsistencies are piling up faster than the worn-out bodies in the Colonies.
June 7, 2019
All the familiar ingredients are there: the rising dread, the tension, the horror... But for those of you who read this for trigger warnings and reassurance: it's dialed back some of the terror.
June 6, 2019
Rarely are lighting, design and music so privileged over dialogue.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 6, 2019
"The Handmaid's Tale" stays true to a disturbing vision of an America we hope never comes to pass in this well-crafted third season. However the story is slowly beginning to take a new pace, as winds of revolution begin to emerge.
June 5, 2019
The Handmaid's Tale at this point still has plenty of inventive stories to tell.
June 5, 2019
It is a series that knows how to use silence possibly better than any other show on television, a choice buoyed to brilliance by the impeccable cast.
June 5, 2019
To its credit, the season 3...makes a concerted effort to shift the series away from the masochistic misery porn it is sometimes prone to becoming.
June 4, 2019
[It] sustains many of the qualities that first made the show such a talker (and award winner), with memorable performances and a fascinating vision of government oppression and cruelty in the name of God.
June 4, 2019
The elements that help the series transcend that air of repetition are as intact as ever. Elisabeth Moss remains electrifying... The storyline, as it appears from the early episodes of this season, is anchored in the dynamics of motherhood.
Top Critic
May 31, 2019
If not much sunnier, not as relentlessly grim as the second, while June is slowly, methodically, morphing into the Robo-June we know she must become. So far, so good.
May 31, 2019
Handmaid's Tale may be useful cultural shorthand, and its imagery will send a powerful message for as long as there are outrages to protest. But the show has only a few things to say, in a world where forms of gendered oppression are many and various.
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