United States of Tara: Season 3 (2011)


Season 3
United States of Tara

Critics Consensus

United States of Tara concludes with a sterling third season that benefits from a tense overarching conflict and a heartwarming affirmation of family.



Critic Ratings: 11


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User Ratings: 41

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Air date: Mar 28, 2011
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The third and final season of "United States of Tara" sees Tara (Toni Collette) return to college, causing husband Max (John Corbett) concern that the stress will trigger the alternative personalities of her dissociative identity disorder. Her alters begin to fight for control of her body, with horrible consequences for Charmaine (Rosemarie DeWitt), who rejects Tara's help while welcoming the support of Neil (Patton Oswalt) when her baby is due. Meanwhile, Max struggles to work with his new boss after selling the family business, Marshall (Keir Gilchrist) becomes interested in film making, and Kate pursues opportunities to leave the country. But soon the emergence of a new alter that holds the secret to Tara's troubled past threatens to destroy her and her family.

Critic Reviews for United States of Tara Season 3

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (4)

Don't be scared of "Tara." You can jump right in and get the gist of just who Collette is -- uh, are.

Mar 28, 2011 | Rating: A | Full Review…
Top Critic

The show succeeds in de-stigmatizing a very misunderstood condition and provides some thoughtful, heartwarming -- albeit mature -- entertainment.

Dec 7, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

For Toni Collette, the transition between personalities is a feat to behold... The supporting cast more than matches her talent.

Dec 7, 2018 | Full Review…

Many questions from just one episode, and two seasons' worth of solid storytelling to make me believe we'll get satisfactory answers.

Dec 7, 2018 | Rating: 4.2/5 | Full Review…

This is the year this series vaults to the top echelon of TV's most compelling, complex current series.

Dec 7, 2018 | Full Review…

The show may be more funny-peculiar than ha-ha, but it is also a real pleasure to watch, owing to the fact that Tara is surrounded by a great ensemble.

Dec 7, 2018 | Full Review…

The Season 3 finale did such a great job of wrapping up the series, we can't imagine where it could have gone next in Season 4.

Dec 7, 2018 | Full Review…

The show -- an equal mix of odd comedy and dark psychological drama -- is anything but normal in its template. But also at its base, it's a warm, loving show about a family.

Dec 7, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

Collette takes what could have been a gimmicky role and does such a good job with it that it makes all other flaws of the program fade away. It's one of the best performances on television.

Dec 7, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

United States of Tara smothers its characters and situations in layers of quirk and sarcasm, like an expensive steak drenched in Velveeta.

Mar 28, 2011 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for United States of Tara: Season 3

  • Jan 04, 2015
    Gonna miss so much this show :(
  • Feb 07, 2014
    It's a shame this show got cancelled when it did, I really like the direction it went in Season 3 and it could have easily moved forward. Season 2 was a slight disappointment, but Season 3 really moved every character forward. Toni Collette (and everyone involved) shined. I miss this show.

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