White Collar: Season 3 (2011 - 2012)


Season 3
White Collar

Critics Consensus

White Collar boasts prestige pedigree with stripped down plotting and a laser focus on relationship stakes.



Critic Ratings: 10


Audience Score

User Ratings: 99
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Air date: Jun 7, 2011
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Air date: Jun 28, 2011
Air date: Jul 5, 2011
Air date: Jul 12, 2011
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Air date: Jul 26, 2011
Air date: Aug 2, 2011
Air date: Aug 9, 2011
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In the third season, Peter (Tim DeKay) and Neal (Matt Bomer) are dogged by trust issues but still have a job to do, which includes chasing down a thief who hit the Federal Reserve, a mobster from Mozzie's (Willie Garson) childhood and a black widow, among others. Meanwhile, Neal's relationship with Sara (Hilarie Burton) progresses, and Matthew Keller (guest star Ross McCall) resurfaces to start trouble. Tiffani Thiessen, Marsha Thomason and Sharif Atkins also star.

Critic Reviews for White Collar Season 3

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (4)

It's still lively, still fun and still has the right touch of snap in the dialogue.

Jun 7, 2011 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

It's easy viewing and an easy way to kill an hour. Enough plot to keep your brain stimulated, but enough pop to still keep things simple. It's fun. Just embrace it.

Dec 11, 2018 | Full Review…

Good work, guys.

Nov 12, 2018 | Full Review…

It takes a lot of twists and turns and should keep you guessing throughout.

Aug 14, 2018 | Full Review…

I found it interesting and, to some extent, troubling that Neal and Mozzie had to go to such lengths in order to keep Peter from exacting the truth about the Chrysler painting and its presence in the exploded warehouse.

Apr 7, 2016 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

It's a vast improvement, and a welcome example of a show eventually finding itself by eliminating outside distractions and focusing as much as possible on the core concept.

Jun 7, 2011 | Full Review…

White Collar understands that even a lightly formulaic drama needs a solid relationship foundation, and the central connection on this show is still interesting, three seasons in.

Jun 7, 2011 | Full Review…

This year's cliff-hanger had something different in that I think this could be the time Neal has to deal with real consequences for his actions.

Sep 18, 2018 | Full Review…

What really makes this season three premiere such an engaging return to form is that it pares things down significantly from where we'd left off.

Apr 7, 2016 | Rating: A | Full Review…
Top Critic

There is something at stake here beyond the mechanics of the "sting," and that gives the show enough weight to keep it from dissipating in the summer heat.

Jun 7, 2011 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for White Collar: Season 3

  • Jan 27, 2018
    Love it just brilliant.
  • Jan 05, 2016
    White Collar as a series was a pleasant surprise. From the bromance of Neal and Peter to Neal and Mozzie antics this is a great light dramedy! Matt Bomer obviously makes this show - and I imagine every single being is mesmerized by his eyes! The one thing I did not like about this show was the character Sarah Ellis. Not sure if it was the acting, which I found annoying or the overall character. Wish we could have seen him with someone more interesting and authentic.

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