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True Detective : Season 3 (2019)




Critic Consensus: Driven by Mahershala Ali's mesmerizing performance, True Detective's third season finds fresh perspective by exploring real world events -- though it loses some of the series' intriguing strangeness along the way.


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1980: Will and Julie Purcell, the children of feuding parents Tom and Lucy Purcell, go missing a week after Halloween in West Finger, Ark. 2015: Retired detective Wayne Hays (Mahershala Ali), who originally investigated the crime, is asked to look back on the twists of the unsolved case with a true-crime documentary producer.


Mahershala Ali
as Wayne Hays
Carmen Ejogo
as Amelia Reardon
Stephen Dorff
as Roland West
Michael Greyeyes
as Brett Woodward
Ray Fisher
as Henry Hays
Phoenix Elkin
as Will Purcell
Lena McCarthy
as Julie Purcell
Rhys Wakefield
as Freddy Burns
Josh Hopkins
as Jim Dobkins
Deborah Ayorinde
as Becca Hays
Colin Farrell
as Ray Velcoro
Vince Vaughn
as Frank Semyon
Emily Nelson
as Margarete
Shawn-Caulin Young
as Ted LaGrange
Scott McNairy
as Tom Purcell
Brandon Flynn
as Ryan Peters
Jon Tenney
as Alan Jones
Rachel McAdams
as Ani Bezzerides
Taylor Kitsch
as Paul Woodrugh
Michael Graziadei
as Dan O'Brien
Christopher Baker
as Blake Churchman
Brett Cullen
as Gerald Kindt
Sarah Gadon
as Elisa Montgomery
Afemo Omilami
as Holloway
James Frain
as Kevin Burris
Woody Harrelson
as Martin Hart
Kevin Dunn
as Ken Quesada
Michelle Monaghan
as Maggie Hart
Alexandra Daddario
as Lisa Tragnetti
Tory Kittles
as Det. Thomas Papania
Michael Potts
as Det. Maynard Gilbough
Elizabeth Reaser
as Laurie Perkins
Jay O. Sanders
as Billy Lee Tuttle
Brad Carter
as Charlie
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All Critics (80) | Top Critics (28)

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.

February 14, 2019 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
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Featuring a case that jumps around like a jack-rabbit, look like a return to form.

February 13, 2019 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

It is neither as raw and gripping as the series' rookie season nor as structurally unsound as its second. It is good, not great.

January 14, 2019 | Full Review…

Given the cryptic and slow burning nature of the show - creator Nic Pizzolatto and co. are big on holding back key details until the right moment.

January 14, 2019 | Full Review…
Top Critic

True Detective Season 3 is a little more workmanlike and less baroque, perhaps too eager to prove that it can tell a legible story again.

January 14, 2019 | Full Review…

Despite the shadowy distractions, "True Detective" is a solid procedural led by a faceted leading performance.

January 11, 2019 | Full Review…

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