Narcos: Season 3 (2017)


Season 3

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Narcos continues to evolve in its third season, drawing on historical details to take viewers on a thoroughly gripping -- and unsettlingly timely -- journey into darkness.



Critic Ratings: 32


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User Ratings: 1201
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Now that the bloody hunt for Pablo Escobar has ended, the DEA turns its attention to the richest drug trafficking organization in the world: the Cali Cartel. Led by four powerful godfathers, this cartel operates much differently than Escobar's, preferring to bribe government officials and keep its violent actions out of the headlines.


Wagner Moura
as Pablo Esobar
Boyd Holbrook
as Steve Murphy
Pedro Pascal
as Javier Pena
Roberto Urbina
as Fabio Ochoa
Manolo Cardona
as Eduardo Mendoza
Joanna Christie
as Connie Murphy
Stephanie Sigman
as Valeria Velez
Jason Chad Roth
as Technician
Paulina Gaitan
as Tata Escobar
Maurice Compte
as Horacio Carrillo
Danielle Kennedy
as Ambassador Noonan
Juan Murcia
as Juan Pablo Escobar
Damián Alcázar
as Gilberto Orejuela
Alberto Ammann
as Pacho Herrera
Francisco Denis
as Miguel Rodriguez
Shea Whigham
as Agent Duffy
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Critic Reviews for Narcos Season 3

All Critics (32) | Top Critics (11)

It is one of the great examples of shows that have improved thanks to the opportunity to grow and evolve, and Season 3 continues that journey with an investment in human storytelling.

Aug 21, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

Keeping Pascal was important in connecting the stories and keeping an interesting presence at the center of the series.

May 16, 2019 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

You won't exactly be saying "Pablo who?" in the wake of Wagner Moura's compelling performance as the murderous Medellin cartel boss across the first two seasons, but as the third begins Escobar's successors in the Cali cartel become similarly engrossing.

Mar 28, 2018 | Full Review…

Narcos gains something it never really had: an emotional throughline. This ratchets up the tension considerably.

Aug 6, 2018 | Full Review…

Losing a protagonist changes a series and Narcos is now even better. [Full Review in Spanish]

Jul 9, 2018 | Full Review…

If television could imitate the overwhelmed feeling DEA agents likely felt approaching these cartels, this would be it. This season is intense, fast-paced, and a must watch.

Dec 19, 2017 | Full Review…

With four crime bosses to follow instead of one, the storyline teeters just this side of cumbersome, but credit goes to the writers who create clear distinctions between each of these bad guys.

May 28, 2019 | Full Review…

An old clear-out might prove the show's smartest decision - opening the gateway for a variety of kingpin personalities, new characters and refined thrills which results in the most engaging season so far.

Oct 6, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Don't kid yourself: This season... [is] as vicious as the ones before, even if the Cartel's moves are more gracefully plotted.

May 16, 2019 | Full Review…

It's ridiculous, barbaric and cruel; it's also great entertainment.

Oct 15, 2017 | Full Review…

For all the shake-ups in the cast and in the show's scope, Narcos is still Narcos.

Oct 6, 2017 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

The continuity provided by the theme music aside, Narcos Season 3 essentially functions as the start of a brand new series under the Narcos umbrella -- a backdoor anthology, if you will.

Dec 19, 2017 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Narcos: Season 3

  • Sep 05, 2019
    This show really opened my eyes to the world and history of Drug Trafficking. It led me to do even more research to uncover the facts of the 80's-90's cocaine trade and I was completely shocked that most of what is depicted in the show "NARCOS" was basically almost all true. A few of the plot points are jazzed up for dramatic effect, but the show is completely accurate in terms of the events taking place. I also love how the show's editors/producers added real news clips and real footage while providing a narration as to what was really happening at the time throughout the show. This show is one of my favorites of all time. All 3 seasons are accurate, interesting, and at times unbelievable. The actors they got, play their parts well and the show is 5 stars. I now have several books detailing the history of the Medellin Cartel and Cali Cartel because I couldn't get enough of the amazing history. If you are looking for something entertaining, truthful, and mind blowing, I would recommend watching every episode of NARCOS. The real things that were happening in Colombia in the 1980's and 90's are so out of this world insane, that it will probably lead you down the path of doing even more research like it did for me. I can't say it enough, this show is amazingly entertaining, and most importantly, ALMOST ALL OF IT ACTUALLY HAPPENED!
  • Sep 05, 2019
    The show was dynamic and action packed, but I can't help but wonder sometimes looking back at it, if it felt a bit unbelievable. Either way it was an amazing watch, and Jorge's action scenes arguably was the best thing about this Season.
  • Jun 04, 2019
    After the death of Pablo I was worried if the fall of the Medellin Cartel would mean the fall of Narcos, but season 3 proved to be anything but that. Great stuff.
  • Jan 05, 2019
    The Cali cartel storytelling just as good as Pablo one
  • Jan 03, 2019
    Narcos keeps the ball rolling with another solid season
  • Jan 03, 2019
    write from the word go Narcos has never been disappointing
  • Jan 01, 2019
    Excellent show, very close to reality, showing the corruption of politicians and their role with the narc world. Based on real persons.
  • Dec 23, 2018
    one of the best shows on Netflix.
  • Dec 17, 2018
    Mixed feelings in this one. Only 4 episodes in. Love love the cast! But feels a little over dramatic sometimes like a telenovea
  • Dec 04, 2018
    The first two seasons of Narcos and Narcos: Mexico are each better than Narcos season 3.

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