True Detective : Season 3 - TV Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

True Detective : Season 3 Reviews

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February 14, 2019
Season Three of True Detective doesn't have quite the pulling power of the first go-around, in which McConaughey's revelatory performance immediately jumped off the screen.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
February 13, 2019
Featuring a case that jumps around like a jack-rabbit, look like a return to form.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
February 4, 2019
"Time is a flat circle" be damned - with Pizzolatto showing a bit more restraint, audiences get something straightforward, but filled with enough twists and turns to keep us on the edge of our seats.
January 28, 2019
Ali's character, Detective Wayne Hays, a Vietnam vet, a loner with a suspicious nature, is another of Ali's indelible characterizations, an absolute must-see.
January 28, 2019
True Detective's third season is progressing pretty nicely. The mystery is spooky and involving while not overly reliant on shocks and switchbacks, and it has enough emotional hooks to elevate it beyond the basic whodunnit.
January 25, 2019
Ali's powerful performance is backed up by those of Carmen Ejogo, who plays his wife Amelia, and Stephen Dorff , who is his partner Roland.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 23, 2019
Fans who have stuck around will be pleased to find that True Detective season three mostly returns to form.
January 22, 2019
Detailed, suggestive, just confusing enough, True Detective has made itself an active investigation once again.
January 18, 2019
Ali plays [Wayne] magnetically; you cannot look away.
January 18, 2019
From a spirit laden community centre to a woodland pedophile campsite to the dark interior of Hays' mind, it's a brooding gem.
January 16, 2019
This third season of True Detective isn't contorting itself into season one, it's more nuanced and expansive in the ways it approaches masculinity.
January 16, 2019
Exploring the grim certainty of battling time, Ali carries the show by subtly pushing against expectations, finding empathy in the murkiest darkness that True Detective has ever explored.
January 16, 2019
The towering talent of Ali almost straightens out the third season of True Detective from its ultimately dull centrifugal swirl. Yet,[it's] is overwhelmed by... capricious leaps in time and thinly spread philosophical space
January 16, 2019
A riveting return.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 15, 2019
There's not that much new here, but the show is plenty entertaining and more than worth watching for Ali's performance alone.
January 15, 2019
True Detective bills itself as something better, but really, it's just more of the same.
January 15, 2019
Season three marks a return to form for True Detective, even if though it fails to reach the highs of its freshman effort.
January 15, 2019
This is often a one-man show for Ali, sometimes wearing prosthetics to make him old, grey and suffering from dementia, and he is terrific in all three timelines.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 15, 2019
A riveting return.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 15, 2019
I remember having reservations about another True Detective season and those fears only being eased slightly when Ali was announced to star. If you shared my fears, please believe that Ali's arrival was a very good sign.
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