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Spy Kids 3-D - Game Over

Spy Kids 3-D - Game Over (2003)

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45

Average Rating: 5.4/10
Reviews Counted: 137
Fresh: 62 | Rotten: 75

The movie will be found wanting if one is not taken in by the 3-D visuals.

39

Average Rating: 5.6/10
Critic Reviews: 33
Fresh: 13 | Rotten: 20

The movie will be found wanting if one is not taken in by the 3-D visuals.

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Average Rating: 2.5/5
User Ratings: 95,352

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Carmen's caught in a virtual reality game designed by the Kids' new nemesis, the Toymaker (Stallone). It's up to Juni to save his sister, and ultimately the world.

Feb 24, 2004

$111.7M

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All Critics (148) | Top Critics (37) | Fresh (62) | Rotten (75) | DVD (30)

I like the movie, but hate its presentation.

July 29, 2003 Full Review Source: ReelViews
ReelViews
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[I]t's not really a movie, it's a video game that doesn't work.

July 28, 2003 Full Review Source: Ebert & Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
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A movie that aims for the fun and sensation of being inside a video game, but not a whole lot more.

July 25, 2003
Washington Post
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Differs from its predecessors in some important -- and occasionally unfortunate -- ways.

July 25, 2003
Washington Post
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This third installment follows up on the thrills and dazzling visuals that charmed audiences in the first film.

July 25, 2003 Full Review Source: USA Today
USA Today
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Rodriguez may have overreached his abilities with this film.

July 25, 2003 Full Review Source: Toronto Star
Toronto Star
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Spy Kids 3 is much sharper and funnier than the second outing, but the missing pieces, namely the parents and sister, are sorely needed.

January 29, 2012 Full Review Source: IGN DVD
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Kids will love it, but adults may find it flat.

December 28, 2010 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media

Rodriguez knows how to evoke the imagination in children with such an enjoyable family yarn.

April 29, 2009 Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed
Cinema Crazed

Retains the homemade virtues that made the earlier installments such an un-selfconscious, pleasingly clunky delight.

January 21, 2005 Full Review Source: Portland Mercury

...watching in 3-D is annoying and watching in 2-D is pointless. Kind of a losing situation.

February 19, 2004 Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis
Movie Metropolis

A loser in any dimension....As if one Stallone wasn't bad enough, Rodriguez gives us three of them.

February 9, 2004 Full Review Source: Boulder Weekly

Where Rodriguez falls short... is in relying on the computer generated special effects to make up for problems in the script.

January 2, 2004 Full Review

Robert Rodriguez continues to pillage from past adventure genres, but the experience is about the boundless creativity of kids' dreams, not retro nostalgia.

September 20, 2003 Full Review

While the film as a whole is still good fun, it lacks the freewheeling glee of the first two.

September 12, 2003 Full Review Source: Shadows on the Wall
Shadows on the Wall

If the old red and blue 3-D glasses make your eyes hurt, you may have to skip this one, but that's the only bad thing you can say about it.

September 8, 2003 Full Review Source: MovieCrypt.com
MovieCrypt.com

A movie so awful that those headaches spurred by the film's shoddy optics effects seem minor by comparison.

August 28, 2003 Full Review Source: Tampa Bay Times
Tampa Bay Times

The 3-D is crap. And Rodriguez should have had more sense than to make Juni the star of the show.

August 24, 2003

Even without the 3-D, set pieces such as a high-octane race and a faceoff between two giant robots would be surefire adrenaline rushes.

August 20, 2003 Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com | Comment (1)
TheMovieReport.com

Don't go unless you're in a good mood and you want to re-live a silly movie technique from your childhood. In the right frame of mind, this movie can be a blast.

August 17, 2003 Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com
eFilmCritic.com

With 3D glasses on or off, it doesn't measure up to its predecessors.

August 14, 2003 Full Review Source: RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)

I was too bored to be properly angry, and too disgusted to be properly lulled to sleep. Robert has betrayed us all.

August 8, 2003 Full Review

It?s a blast -- fun for the whole family.

August 7, 2003 Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com
Filmcritic.com

Like any gimmick, once the initial intrigue of the 3-D has been satiated you're left looking at Game Over like you would with any other. And once you start looking at [it] like any other film you quickly realize it's boring.

August 7, 2003 Full Review Source: Movie Views

Rodriguez's movie still has enough shiny objects popping off the screen to make it a satisfactory summer distraction.

August 5, 2003 Full Review Source: eye WEEKLY
eye WEEKLY

certainly the least of the series because it continues the slide in character development that began in the second movie

August 3, 2003 Full Review Source: Q Network Film Desk
Q Network Film Desk

Audience Reviews for Spy Kids 3-D - Game Over

The third installment should have been avoided immediately from the subtitle (Game Over). Spy Kids 3-D strays away from its usual flare and is blatantly cliche and is only attainable as a visual decent film. Other than its somewhat-ineffective 3-D effects as well as its addition to supporting roles, the film has nothing else going for it 2.5/5
August 6, 2013
Eugene Bernabe

Super Reviewer

Now this is an example of when the filmakers decide to open the cash till and do nothing else. Spy Kids 3 takes advantage of children with its promised exciting adventure but all it delivers is the above average 3D.
November 6, 2011
Directors Cat
Directors Cat

Super Reviewer

a big step back from the previous two. still entertaining, but instead of furthering the spy/james bond for kids storyline, we get a movie built for the 3D gimmick and strangled by the video game plot. ok, but missing something.
August 26, 2011
sanjurosamurai
danny d

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    1. The Toymaker: All I wanted was to write the wrongs, get a second chance, create a new world where everybody would get a SECOND! CHANCE! But now... I'm taking this thing to the NEXT! LEVEL!
    – Submitted by Connor N (20 months ago)
    1. Grandfather: [In a wheelchair] Don't touch; this is Corinthian leather!
    – Submitted by Zach S (20 months ago)
    1. Cesca Giggles: Once logged in, parents won't even be able to get their kids attention.
    2. Juni Cortez: [sarcastically] What else is new?
    – Submitted by Connor N (20 months ago)
    1. Carmen Cortez: You'll have to go through me first... Game-Boy!
    – Submitted by Simon D (20 months ago)
    1. Carmen Cortez: Juni! The Toymaker is the one who put Grandpa in the wheel chair!
    – Submitted by Simon D (20 months ago)
    1. Carmen Cortez: Juni, who is this?
    2. Juni Cortez: This is Demetra, she's my-my girl...
    3. Demetra: I'm his girlfriend. Who are you?
    4. Carmen Cortez: I'm his sister.
    – Submitted by Anastasia H (22 months ago)
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