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The Handmaid's Tale: Season 3 Reviews

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June 17, 2019
The newly arrived season three appears to lack a sense of direction, spending an inordinate amount of time on close-ups of its heroine's alternately inscrutable, furious or resolute face.
June 5, 2019
The main issue of the series is that it tends towards shocking viewers with the cruel horrors of Gilead rather than offering genuine character development.
July 10, 2019
The Handmaid's Tale fails to incorporate historical parallels to Gilead into the narrative, erasing black women from the very stories of their own subjugation.
June 7, 2019
The show still looks great... But the logical inconsistencies are piling up faster than the worn-out bodies in the Colonies.
June 10, 2019
Having hit the reset button once, The Handmaid's Tale shamelessly hits it a second time, only to give us more of the same tedious, repetitive beats, albeit it without the beatings.
May 29, 2019
It's changed from a dystopian nightmare to a revenge fantasy.
June 5, 2019
June -- trapped in her sequence of shock, rebellion, rinse, repeat -- doesn't feel like a person anymore.
May 31, 2019
Handmaid's Tale may be useful cultural shorthand, and its imagery will send a powerful message for as long as there are outrages to protest. But the show has only a few things to say, in a world where forms of gendered oppression are many and various.
May 29, 2019
If season three of Handmaid's Tale is still trying to scare us, there's no need: We're already terrified. It's beyond time for the wheels to stop spinning and for the revolution to finally begin.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
May 29, 2019
The writers chose to keep June in her prison, and now they seem to have run out of new things to say about her life there.
June 6, 2019
For the most part, however, the show is stuck in a repetitive loop, both by design and accident.
June 5, 2019
The Handmaid's Tale reflects the mainstream, white version feminism while appropriating the nightmarish visuals of slavery's brutality.
August 2, 2019
A smart, startling, topical turn...
June 5, 2019
It is a series that knows how to use silence possibly better than any other show on television, a choice buoyed to brilliance by the impeccable cast.
June 7, 2019
If you're invested in the original story, it's worth watching to find out how it unfolds this season.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 5, 2019
The Handmaid's Tale at this point still has plenty of inventive stories to tell.
June 11, 2019
Hulu's landmark show has veered from illuminating, cathartic and misery porn over the past two seasons. Season three of the show thankfully offers something new: hope.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
June 6, 2019
"The Handmaid's Tale" stays true to a disturbing vision of an America we hope never comes to pass in this well-crafted third season. However the story is slowly beginning to take a new pace, as winds of revolution begin to emerge.
May 29, 2019
It's a powerful ending and the beginning of an exciting new chapter for The Handmaid's Tale.
June 6, 2019
All the familiar ingredients are there: the rising dread, the tension, the horror... But for those of you who read this for trigger warnings and reassurance: it's dialed back some of the terror.
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