Critic Review - Chicago Sun-Times

Too many villains, too many pale plot strands, too many romantic misunderstandings, too many conversations, too many street crowds looking high into the air and shouting "oooh!" this way, then swiveling and shouting "aaah!" that way.

November 16, 2007 Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Comments (35)
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craig carruthers

i respect ur opinion, but i disagree with the "dopey" relationship theory

Nov 17 - 12:35 PM


Hans Llacer

Nov 17 - 07:35 PM


Jesse Moore

I actually pretty much agree with everything he's said. I still enjoyed Spidey 3 though as summer popcorn fare.

Dec 16 - 01:25 PM


Peter Herold

Dec 28 - 07:58 AM


Phillip Kang

You own.

Jul 16 - 09:57 PM


alexson philipiah

this was the far out the best of all spidey films although i wish that venom was in the movie longer. but i heard that there is a venom spinoff film coming out which technically means that venoms alive.

Jul 23 - 04:48 PM

Max Gilbert

Max Gilbert

The spin-off may very likely come from the reboot films.

Jun 17 - 03:39 AM


john emmet

Big spidey fan but i was a bit disapointed with the way the third movie turned out. They drifted away from the first two and it was so over the top. I agree it was overdone.

Jul 28 - 10:30 PM


David Voss

I agree with Ebert. This movie was a major disappointment.

Jul 29 - 02:51 PM

Derrick Pfohl.

derrick pfohl

it was a big dissapointment the first two were a lot better

Sep 21 - 11:33 AM

Alicia S.

Alicia Spencer

I completely agree, definately too many villians, the sand man was a waste of time they should of just stuck with venom. It was a disappointment to me

Feb 2 - 03:32 AM

Francisco S.

Francisco Salazar

I agree. Big disappointment. What could've been the best of the 3 became the worst.

Apr 28 - 07:13 PM

Carlos L.

Carlos Lizama

This is TOO MANY complains Mr.Ebert stop complaining and enjoy what there is!!!

Nov 26 - 06:56 PM

Daniel Morawitz

Daniel Morawitz

complaining is good, hes a critic you fucktard shut up!

Feb 23 - 07:11 AM

Matt K.

Matt Kellow

I always seem to agree with Ebert. I was really excited for this movie, but it was just....bad. Like that whole switching the death of Peter's uncle around crap to fit the plot, cheezey lines, an emo peter parker and and the skinny guy that 70s show playing big bulky eddy brock. I love Venom, and I love Topher Grace, but I also like pizza, and I like ice cream, that doesn't mean I should mix the two together.

Feb 9 - 01:09 PM


Link O'Fett

I agree Ebert. I wouldn't say Spider-Man3 is a terrible movie, but it's sure as hell a disappointing one. And now that 4 is cancelled, it will forever be the closer of the series.....

Apr 29 - 10:12 AM

Max Gilbert

Max Gilbert

What do you think of the reboot?

Jun 17 - 04:02 AM

keven p.

keven pumarejo

lol i thought this movie was too cheesy, i mean who the hell does a disco strut anyore?

May 9 - 12:30 AM

Mr. Dufresne

Chip McNair

This was an awful movie, especially after the awesomeness that is Spider-Man 2. I rated it a 40%; I'm considering changing it to a lower rating.

Jun 7 - 12:46 PM

ryan t.

ryan torlay

I agree with this entirely, there is just too much going on in the film, they should have left venom out of the story. Having him in it just complicates the whole thing even more than it already is and ruins venom for fans.

Jun 10 - 01:01 PM


Corey Gallagher

Spider-Man 3 sucked, bring on Marc Webb's The Amazing Spider-Man!

Jul 21 - 06:25 AM

Ocram Immorto

Ocram Immorto

That's probably gonna suck too, mate XD

Apr 12 - 01:26 PM

Javis Carrillo

Javis Carrillo


Aug 19 - 03:58 PM

Dave M.

Dave Mehus

This was the second best film in the trilogy. Don't know why people hate it so much. I Liked the first Spidey film. The second was a disappointment. The third definately improved over the boring and overrated second film, though.

Nov 9 - 11:49 AM

Douglas Jackson

Douglas Jackson

2 had more brains than this one and as already given why 3 sucked, there was too much going on and anyone with half a brain can admit that.

Feb 11 - 02:36 PM

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