Terminator 3 - Rise of the Machines Reviews

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Andrew Manning
Radio Free Entertainment
September 9, 2003
Easily the most satisfying action film of a year overloaded with disappointing sequels.
Full Review | Original Score: 8.5/10
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
September 6, 2003
Mostow makes the movie zip, and just because it isn't Deep Thoughts doesn't mean it isn't enjoyable.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
August 27, 2003
What sickness in the filmmakers inspired them to go ahead and make this TV movie sludge instead of doing some kind of stab at creating the feel of a "Terminator" film?
| Original Score: 1/4
Kyle Counts
Gay & Lesbian Times
August 20, 2003
The best popcorn movie of the summer.
Rachel Deahl
Pulse Weekly
August 13, 2003
The amusing freshness of T2 is unsuccessfully recycled in this less superior carbon copy.
Mark Sells
August 4, 2003
It's just darn good fun to see Arnie back in action.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
James O'Ehley
Sci-Fi Movie Page
August 4, 2003
Ultimately terminator 3's unremitting cynicism wore me down and I grew simply resentful towards the movie. It exists for no other purpose than to be number three in a brand name franchise that would guarantee good box office returns.
Pablo Villaša
Cinema em Cena
August 2, 2003
Em retrospecto, acaba prejudicando seus antecessores.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Keyes
July 29, 2003
It left me feeling giddy like a kid at a carnival.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Shannon J. Harvey
Sunday Times (Australia)
July 29, 2003
It's a slick, smooth and indeed explosive instalment, but it has neither the spit and polish of T2 nor the grittiness of the cult hit T1.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
July 25, 2003
...Cameron set an incredibly high standard for this series, and Mostow has to be commended for staying true to the themes and ideas established in the first two flicks...
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
David N. Butterworth
Movie Boeuf
July 25, 2003
Jonathan Mostow's T3 is a spectacular addition to the franchise.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Dan Marcucci and Nancy Serougi
Broomfield Enterprise
July 24, 2003
was more action than you could shake a stick at and I didn't roll my eyes a hundred times like I normally do.
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies
July 20, 2003
A chaotic mess, saddled with its own utter meaninglessness and afflicted by the need to be bigger-better-faster-more.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Mike Sage
Peterborough This Week
July 16, 2003
Sporting sequences that make the Matrix Reloaded and Hulk feel like Sunday morning cheesefest cartoons, it's a blockbuster that'll leave you begging for more
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Mark Sells
Film Threat
July 16, 2003
A worthwhile return to the saga, but more importantly, it's just darn good fun to see Arnie back in action.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
July 15, 2003
The indestructible meets the unterminatable - again... If you're a fan of futuristic action films, science friction, T3 is plenty satisfying.
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
July 14, 2003
When you leave the theater, you'll be pumped full of adrenaline without a hint of the buyer's remorse that you've felt so often this summer.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Blake Davis
KFOR Channel 4 News
July 14, 2003
An efficient, solid action picture, but one that causes the Terminator series to lose a little of it's luster. James Cameron's ideas are sorely missed.
Nathaniel Rogers
Film Experience
July 13, 2003
Exciting to watch but it's far too pale a copy of the prior installment to grip the imagination.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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