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Fargo: Season 3 (2017)




Critic Consensus: Thanks in part to a memorable dual performance from Ewan McGregor, Fargo mostly maintains the sly wit and off-kilter sensibility it displayed in its first two seasons.


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Set in 2010, the third installment of Fargo centers on "Emmit" and his slightly younger brother "Ray Stussy" (Ewan McGregor). Emmit, the Parking Lot King of Minnesota, sees himself as an American success story, whereas Ray is more of a cautionary tale. Forever living in his more successful brother's shadow, Ray is a balding ad pot-bellied parole officer with a huge chip on his shoulder about the hand he's been dealt -- and he blames his brother. Their sibling rivalry follows a twisted path that begins with petty theft but soon leads to murder, mobsters and cut-throat competitive bridge. Carrie Coon stars as "Gloria Burgle," the steady chief of the local police department. A newly divorced mother, Gloria is trying to understand the new world around her, where people connect more intimately with their phones than with the people around them. Mary Elizabeth Winstead stars as Ray's girlfriend, "Nikki Swango," a crafty and alluring recent parolee with a passion for competitive bridge. David Thewlis stars as "V.M. Vargas," a mysterious loner and true capitalist whose bosses plan to partner with Emmit, whether "The Parking Lot King" likes it or not.


Carrie Coon
as Gloria Burgle
Ewan McGregor
as Emmit Stussy; Ray Stussy
David Thewlis
as V.M. Vargas
Mark Forward
as Donny Mashman
Jim Gaffigan
as Donny Mashman
Scoot McNairy
as Maurice LeFay
Shea Whigham
as Moe Dammick
Karan Soni
as Dr. Homer Gilruth
Thomas Mann
as Thaddeus Mobley
Fred Melamed
as Howard Zimmerman
Hamish Linklater
as Larue Dollars
Olivia Sandoval
as Winnie Lopez
Goran Bogdan
as Yuri Gurka
Graham Verchere
as Nathan Burgle
Andy Yu
as Meemo
Mary McDonnell
as Ruby Goldfarb
DJ Qualls
as Golem
Ray Wise
as Paul Marrane
Brad Mann
as Gale Kitchen
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Critic Reviews for Fargo: Season 3

All Critics (65) | Top Critics (30)

Whatever course Season 3 takes, I'm all aboard. Even if the engine's still chugging and getting up to speed a little more than it has in the past.

April 18, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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Fargo returns with a few hairpin turns, just as you'd expect from a series that reinvents itself every season.

April 18, 2017 | Full Review…

It's as confidently filmed as season 2, with witty musical choices and a falling-air-conditioner-cam, and the plotting promises all kinds of the cosmic surprises that have become a Fargo trademark.

April 18, 2017 | Full Review…

In many ways, Hawley has become a master chef. You know what you're expecting when you order, but he adds unique, surprising personal touches that distinguish his work from anyone else's.

April 18, 2017 | Full Review…

Fargo is back, and it's brilliant.

April 17, 2017 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

The franchise continues to mix the comical and the criminal with a bracing kick. You'll keep asking: All this because of a stamp?

April 13, 2017 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Fargo: Season 3



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Maybe the best TV crime drama I will see this year. If for no other reason I urge people to see season three of Fargo for the work of David Thewlis as the sinister antagonist. But, you'll also dig the performances of Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Carrie Coon and Ewan McGregor who plays two roles.


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