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Alien3 (1992)



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Crash landing on a barren penal-colony planet with an unwelcomed visitor in tow, Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) contends with a group of hardened convicts while using nothing but her wits to battle a terrifying new breed of alien. The sole survivor of her crashed escape pod, Ripley is rescued from the craft by the remaining inhabitants of Fiorina 161, a group of rapists and murders who chose to repent for their sins in deep space after the penal colony was officially decommissioned. When remaining warden Andrews (Brian Glover) announces Ripley's presence to the inmates, their spiritual leader, Dillon (Charles S. Dutton), begins to fear that her presence will stir up trouble. As a result, Ripley is placed in the care of prison doctor Clemens (Charles Dance), and restricted to the infirmary until a rescue ship arrives. But Ripley isn't the only new visitor on Fiorina 161; an alien stowaway survived the crash as well, and it has planted its seed in a feral dog. Before long, a new breed of alien has burst from the dog's chest, a stealthy hunter that moves on all fours and can navigate the darkened prison corridors virtually undetected. When the inmates start to disappear, the remaining survivors must fight for their lives without weapons to defend themselves. The only person who knows the alien well enough to beat it is Ripley, and while her plan to corner and kill the creature just might work, a horrifying discovery reveals that her fight is far from over. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovimore
Rating: R (violence)
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Horror
Directed By:
Written By: David Glier, David Giler, Walter Hill, Larry Ferguson, Eric Red
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 1, 1999
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment


Sigourney Weaver
as Ellen Ripley
Brian Glover
as Andrews
Lance Henriksen
as Bishop II
Clive Mantle
as William
Hi Ching
as Company Man
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Critic Reviews for Alien3

All Critics (46) | Top Critics (8)

Good acting has salvaged many a poor script in the past, but not here.

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Alien 3 belongs to that branch of fantasy comics, best exemplified by the Road Warrior movies, in which the iron and space ages meet for dizzy results.

Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

Bold and haunting

May 12, 2001
Rolling Stone
Top Critic

The general perception was that, since [Fincher's] film was not Aliens, it was not any good. But it's an amazing film on many levels, switching 180 degrees to a grungy, dreary mood.

Full Review… | November 12, 2014
Combustible Celluloid

It all happens - with equal confusion and intrigue - under the umbrella of a low-tech style so chilling in its presence that it becomes a character all on its own.

Full Review… | July 24, 2014

A large step down from the original two films, the third is still entertaining and iconic.

Full Review… | June 13, 2012
Cinema Sight

Audience Reviews for Alien3


Frustrating and poorly made, this third chapter has an intriguing beginning but the development lacks the unbearable tension of the first film and the unstoppable action of the second one. The final act is like a tiresome slasher movie while the CGI of the creature is atrocious.

Carlos Magalh„es

Super Reviewer

Not as good as the first two.

Wildaly M

Super Reviewer

Its my least favorite of the series and dosent deliver like the other two did, but Director, David Fincher does a fine job in the directing chair just the story is not the best.

Al S

Super Reviewer

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