Alien3 Reviews

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
November 12, 2014
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 | Original Score: 3/4
David Keyes
Cinemaphile.org
July 24, 2014
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 | Original Score: 3/4
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
June 13, 2012
A large step down from the original two films, the third is still entertaining and iconic.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Brian Orndorf
BrianOrndorf.com
May 21, 2012
I recognize the film fandom fury that comes with such a drastic continuation, yet there's a big brown world of unusual cinematic risk here to consume. Alien 3 remains such a potent, mesmerizing force of doom.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
May 2, 2011
Too conceptually disjointed to live in the imagination after it's over, like its predecessors.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
R. L. Shaffer
IGN DVD
October 30, 2010
It's a shame that Alien 3 nearly ruined the [Alien] franchise, but that doesn't make it a bad movie, just a bad sequel.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Charles Cassady
Common Sense Media
September 9, 2010
Grim, nihilistic sequel in none-too-cheery series.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
March 25, 2010
A fascinating, often fantastic, film, one simultaneously indebted to and self-consciously divorced from its acclaimed predecessors in ways both clunky and inspired.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Blake French
Filmcritic.com
August 4, 2009
The problem lies within the weak storyline.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
April 20, 2006
The movie is dramatically flawed, but in his feature debut David Fincher shows a lot of promise for better things to come, especially when visuals and tone are concerned.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Top Critic
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
February 9, 2006
Good acting has salvaged many a poor script in the past, but not here.
July 31, 2005
Tournure inattendue trop souvent sous-estime, Alien pourrait bien tre en fait la suite la plus accomplie d'une saga incontournable.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly
January 28, 2004
Fox's DVD restoration/mea culpa of Fincher's original edit is cause for celebration. The studio cut seemed glibly nihilistic --this time when she jumps, it means something.
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
January 1, 2004
The advertisements promise '3 times the suspense. 3 times the danger. 3 times the terror.' The only thing Alien3 has triple of is the word 'f--k.'
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine
December 15, 2003
The soulless Alien is essentially an amalgam of power shots.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)
November 6, 2003
Flashy, flawed sequel that doesn't deliver the chills of the first or the thrills of the second
| Original Score: 2/5
Gabe Leibowitz
Film and Felt
September 29, 2003
Manages to get the job done if you temper your expectation to a modest level.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
July 19, 2003
Filled with scares. Sigourney Weaver is winning once again as a tough woman warrior.
Top Critic
Vincent Canby
New York Times
May 20, 2003
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 | Original Score: 2.5/4
Brian Mckay
eFilmCritic.com
March 21, 2003
All the groundwork laid by Scott and Cameron in the first two films is tossed right out the window by this nihilistic script. Only watchable thanks to Fincher's directing.
| Original Score: 2/5
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