The Sinner: Season 3 (2020)


Season 3
The Sinner

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The Sinner's third season well-crafted mystery takes on toxic masculinity with care, expertly realized by Matt Bomer and Chris Messina's exceptional performances.



Critic Ratings: 13


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User Ratings: 718

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Air date: Feb 6, 2020

Detective Ambrose investigates a tragic yet suspicious car accident on the outskirts of Dorchester.

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Air date: Feb 13, 2020

Ambrose looks into Jamie and Nick's relationship before the crash. Jamie begins to unravel.

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Air date: Feb 20, 2020

Ambrose investigates Jamie's past; Leela gives birth as Jamie's anxiety reaches a breaking point.

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Air date: Feb 27, 2020

Ambrose pursues Jamie through New York City and tries to prevent another homicide.

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Air date: Mar 5, 2020

Ambrose urges the NYPD to investigate Jamie for a new crime; Jamie struggles to salvage his life.

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Air date: Mar 12, 2020

Jamie pays Sonya a surprise visit; Ambrose goes to extreme lengths to get a confession.

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Air date: Mar 19, 2020

After a major turn in the case, Ambrose's tactics are scrutinized.

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Air date: Mar 26, 2020

Jamie seeks revenge and goes head to head with Ambrose.

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The Sinner's third installment follows Detective Harry Ambrose (Pullman) as he begins a routine investigation of a tragic car accident on the outskirts of Dorchester, in upstate New York. Ambrose uncovers a hidden crime that pulls him into the most dangerous and disturbing case of his career.

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Critic Reviews for The Sinner Season 3

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (5)

[It] builds that pressure about as meticulously as any other drama on TV. The main question as this season goes forward is how effectively that tension will be harnessed to illuminate something outside its own continuation.

Feb 7, 2020 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

The Sinner is going to have to start doing what it does best-making things smarter and stranger-lest it end up simply providing a more detailed version of what we can get elsewhere.

Feb 25, 2020 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

That's where The Sinner has always excelled: mystery. The series' commitment to slowly unraveling its plot layer by layer is unlike anything else currently on air.

Feb 11, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

It's a tension that only builds throughout each episode, as Jamie is someone who is willing to do terrible things but will still ultimately process it as being someone else's fault.

Feb 5, 2020 | Rating: 8.8/10 | Full Review…

It's time to start thinking about some closure for this show, which has burned its resources. It's more "soap opera" than "thriller". [Full review in Spanish].

Jul 16, 2020 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Even with such a talented cast, this one sadly fails to stand out in an overcrowded genre.

Jul 13, 2020 | Rating: 5/10 | Full Review…

The Sinner continues to surprise and to be unpredictable. [Full Review in Spanish]

Jun 22, 2020 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

In the end, when the show digs deep into its examination of masculinity and male emotions, The Sinner remains a standout like no other crime show on TV right now.

Apr 11, 2020 | Full Review…

It is compelling television, although again - especially with the episode-ending cliffhangers - it feels designed for binge-watching.

Feb 18, 2020 | Full Review…

The Sinner promises a dark crime steeped in hidden male emotion and you can't tear your eyes away from that dread.

Feb 15, 2020 | Full Review…

Chris Messina's portrayal of Nick is very disquieting. He has a boyish charm that never completely dissolves even when he's playing a brooding, serious character which makes him the perfect enigma as the heart of the tragedy.

Feb 11, 2020 | Rating: 4.75/5 | Full Review…

The chemistry between Bomer and Messina is obvious from their first scene together. Messina's performance as Nick is hypnotic and mesmerizing.

Feb 11, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Sinner: Season 3

  • 21h ago
    So you think you know the story for this one since all Sinner seasons are slow burners, this one starts with a significant amount of information unfolding in the first two episodes, but it unfolds to be so much more. Though I give this four stars since I am not sure how we're supposed to feel about the main character. Are we supposed to like him or hate him? It is unclear, which can be interesting. The dynamic between him and our detective is quite interesting as you see some of the darkness we saw from him in season one resurfacing.
  • 1d ago
    Acting, writing, directing amazing. Best season yet. Subject matter is dealt with depth of comprehension, inviting the view to look inward. I've become a Bill Pullman fan.
  • Feb 16, 2021
    First and second season were amazing!! Because the other actors were spectacular I was able to overlook Pullman's awful acting. But third season was a disaster! I stopped watching at the end of third episode and jumped straight to the last one and even then I skipped through the whole episode to watch little snippets that were enough to confirm how pointless the story was. This season was a drag, badly constructed and it stopped being a detective series. Just awful and very disappointing.
  • Nov 10, 2020
    The show is good (this season is the worst, though), but is Bill Pullman even an ACTOR?? OMG!!!!!!!! All he does is smirk, under every situation and circumstance. I really think the show good be much better with a good, a true ACTOR!
  • Sep 10, 2020
    One star for the good acting, the rest sucked. I kept waiting for the mystery and twists but it was just lengthy dialogue about 'going to the edge,' and other nonsense that isn't all that interesting to a normal non-psycho person. Found myself skipping through most of it out of sheer boredom and it was simply my resolve to always finish shows that made me even finish watching this season. Could have turned it off after 3 episodes and the outcome would have felt much the same.
  • Sep 07, 2020
    Gave up after 3 episodes, and they were a struggle. Ambrose felt lazy and like his development through S01+02 didn't matter. As for Bomer - he tanked... Really poor
  • Sep 06, 2020
    This season was a drag, i did not enjoy it T all compared to earlier seasons
  • Aug 29, 2020
    Best season of the show. Some real depth that resonates.
  • Aug 25, 2020
    The third season of 'The Sinner' has so much to say about it's niche subject material that it may not speak to every viewer; but will scream at the select few who are already familiar with that feeling you are standing on the edge, staring into the abyss.
  • Aug 19, 2020
    Unlike the view of the majority, I found the third series of The Sinner to be the best of the three. Harry Ambrose is once again solving a crime in the most awkward way possible, but his antics and tactics in this series make it irresistable. Matt Bomer plays his role to perfection as the series goes to even darker depths from the previous two. I love the character relationships in what is a brilliantly written show. I was left hanging for more!!

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