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Friday the 13th Part 3 Reviews

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Funky fresh disco chi chi chi

| Original Score: 2.5/4

February 20, 2008
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

| Original Score: 3/5

August 1, 2005
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Without the 3-D it's nothing to get excited about.

| Original Score: 3/5

January 16, 2003
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews

Not since Psycho has a movie taken such advantage of the phallic nature of slasher horror. [Blu-ray]

Full Review Source: Groucho Reviews | Original Score: 1.5/4

June 25, 2009
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

...the casting director continued to find young performers who were wonderfully cute people and woefully bad actors.

Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis | Original Score: 3/10

June 18, 2009
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

With this film, there's more sex, more nudity and more creative kills.

Full Review Source: 7M Pictures | Original Score: 2.5/5

March 5, 2009
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

The gore is surprisingly suggestive, rather than blatant, and therefore the audience doesn't quite get what it pays for.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid

February 20, 2009
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk

easily the worst film in the series up until that point, partially because it was so redundant, but also because it is the most technically clumsy

Full Review Source: Q Network Film Desk | Original Score: 1.5/4

February 14, 2009
Steve Biodrowski
Cinefantastique

The funny thing is: as lame as the story and characters are, the movie actually works as a crowd-pleasing piece of junk entertainment.

Full Review Source: Cinefantastique

February 13, 2009
Jeremiah Kipp
Slant Magazine

Shot in such a way to capitalize on the brief fad of Reagan-era 3D movies, there's less memorable POV shots from the killer and more images from the perspective of the victims.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 1.5/4

February 4, 2009
Dustin Putman
DustinPutman.com

As a tried-and-true slasher film, it has its moments, but ... it grows tedious by the end.

Full Review Source: DustinPutman.com | Original Score: 2/4

October 9, 2008
Variety Staff
Variety
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Friday the 13th was dreadful and took in more than $17 million. Friday the 13th Part 2 was just as bad and took in more than $10 million. Friday the 13th Part III is terrible, too.

Full Review Source: Variety

August 6, 2008
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

So appallingly, overwhelmingly stupid that it is stupid even by the standards of the Friday the 13th franchise.

Full Review Source: Antagony & Ecstasy | Original Score: 1/10

September 14, 2007
Douglas Pratt
DVDLaser

its only distinguishing feature is the way that the sharp objects are continually thrust at the camera, before and after skewering the victims

| Original Score: 2/5

July 21, 2006
Bill Clark
FromTheBalcony

Another lousy 3-D gimmick that is just plain laughable on home video.

| Original Score: D

October 28, 2005
Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan

Let's see...13th x 3 = at least 39 beheadings.

| Original Score: 0/5

October 26, 2004
Janet Maslin
New York Times
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Eventually, the novelty wears off, and what remains is the now-familiar spectacle of nice, dumb kids being lopped, chopped and perforated.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 2/5

August 30, 2004
Bill Gibron
Filmcritic.com

tends to play like Dr. Tongue's 3D House of Hackneyed Sight Gags.

Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com | Original Score: 2.5/5

November 9, 2003
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times

It was great on the big screen in 3-D, but there's really no reason to watch it on video

| Original Score: 2/5

January 22, 2003
Clint Morris
Moviehole

Even by Part 3 of Jason's slice'n'dice expedition - this no frills horror franchise was running out of steam. 'Part 3' is more of the same - but with a lot less kick

September 20, 2002
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