Friday the 13th Part 3 Reviews

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
July 26, 2002

| Original Score: 1/5
Scott Weinberg
October 10, 2001

Just in case you thought the series couldn't get any more stupid.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Eric D. Snider
April 19, 2002

It's in three dimensions, and all of them suck.

Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Clint Morris
September 20, 2002

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

Bill Gibron
November 9, 2003

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

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
September 14, 2007

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

Full Review | Original Score: 1/10
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
February 20, 2009

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

Variety Staff
Top Critic
August 6, 2008

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.

Jeremiah Kipp
Slant Magazine
February 4, 2009

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 | Original Score: 1.5/4
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
March 5, 2009

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

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
June 18, 2009

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

Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Bill Clark
October 28, 2005

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

| Original Score: D
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
June 25, 2009

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

Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Douglas Pratt
July 21, 2006

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
Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan
October 26, 2004

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

| Original Score: 0/5
Ed Gonzalez
Apollo Guide
January 1, 2000

The film was shot in 3D and looks pretty bland on video or DVD.

Full Review | Original Score: 27/100
Dustin Putman
October 9, 2008

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

Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times
January 22, 2003

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
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
February 14, 2009

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 | Original Score: 1.5/4
Janet Maslin
New York Times
Top Critic
August 30, 2004

Eventually, the novelty wears off, and what remains is the now-familiar spectacle of nice, dumb kids being lopped, chopped and perforated.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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