The Handmaid's Tale: Season 3 - TV Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

The Handmaid's Tale: Season 3 Reviews

August 16, 2019
A compelling season finale.
July 23, 2019
The most successful, disturbing, searingly well-shot episode to date of The Handmaid's Tale.
July 19, 2019
This show's plotting continues to strike fearful, zeitgeist bell tolls of gender repression, authoritarianism and popular backlash.
June 26, 2019
The show has spent three seasons building out an alternate world. What a shame it would be if it never developed the imagination or ambition to really explore it.
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 14, 2019
The Handmaid's Tale is vicious, gripping, biting, political drama at its best, but I don't think it's an exaggeration to say that this is a show that hates America. It's a wonder there's not more fuss.
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 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.
June 5, 2019
June -- trapped in her sequence of shock, rebellion, rinse, repeat -- doesn't feel like a person anymore.
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.
June 5, 2019
Season 3 arrives right on cue, addressing topical issues such as forced pregnancies via future-shock scenarios.
June 5, 2019
The compelling love/hate relationship between June and Serena Joy will continue to heat up and twist around.
June 4, 2019
There's still enough going on in The Handmaid's Tale to keep it reasonably compelling, even though it's harder to ignore the sound of the ticking clock that strongly suggests this narrative needs to turn harder in some new directions, and soon
June 4, 2019
[It] sustains many of the qualities that first made the show such a talker (and award winner), with memorable performances and a fascinating vision of government oppression and cruelty in the name of God.
June 4, 2019
The elements that help the series transcend that air of repetition are as intact as ever. Elisabeth Moss remains electrifying... The storyline, as it appears from the early episodes of this season, is anchored in the dynamics of motherhood.
Top Critic
May 31, 2019
If not much sunnier, not as relentlessly grim as the second, while June is slowly, methodically, morphing into the Robo-June we know she must become. So far, so good.
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
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.
May 29, 2019
What's obvious about "The Handmaid's Tale" works wonders. What's more opaque can create problems.
Full Review | Original Score: B
May 29, 2019
The six new episodes are littered with elements to admire and respect when you aren't bogged down in feeling like a show that once appeared to have a lot to say is no longer participating in the conversation on the same level.
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
As much as the season stumbled creatively, "Handmaid's" remains the most gorgeously filmed show on television.