Terminator 3 - Rise of the Machines - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Terminator 3 - Rise of the Machines Reviews

Page 3 of 12
Fred Topel
About.com
July 11, 2003
I want to love this movie and there's a lot going for it. But there's just no heart. You don't care about any of the characters, even the ones you already knew.
Nick Rogers
State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)
July 10, 2003
A skillful but spiritless thrill machine, T3 makes a good case for why James Cameron and company perhaps didn't envision a trilogy.
Full Review| Original Score: 2.5/4
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
July 10, 2003
I can't say it made me anxious for another sequel. Pragmatically speaking, however, a T4 might serve to keep Arnold on the screen and out of politics. Now, there's something to be said for that.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Brian Mckay
eFilmCritic.com
July 9, 2003
Highly superfluous, but equally entertaining. Terminator fans, we got lucky with this one - I doubt we'll be so fortunate when the aging Arnold eventually creaks his way through T4: HIP REPLACEMENT DAY
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Tony Toscano
Talking Pictures (U.S.)
July 9, 2003
However - as good as the effects and stunts are - "T-3" is lacking a really great story line to balance out the film.
Full Review| Original Score: 2.5/4
Jimmy O
Film Snobs
July 9, 2003
Now, The Terminator is a Governor I could rally around!
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
July 9, 2003
"Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines" is pure meat-and-potatoes summer fare, offering audiences precisely the sort of wrecking-ball entertainment they didn't find in the high-minded "Hulk."
Full Review | Original Score: B
David Elliott
San Diego Union-Tribune
July 8, 2003
... satisfying.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jack Garner
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
July 8, 2003
I don't know if the film's relentless violence and gore will help Schwarzenegger's nascent campaign for governor of California, but all the action should please the many Terminator fans.
| Original Score: 8/10
Lawrence Toppman
Charlotte Observer
July 8, 2003
Mind-blowing stunts, gap-filled plot, excellent Arnold, corny lines. Overall, worthy sequel to fine forebears.
Top Critic
Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
July 8, 2003
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines tells the simple yet compelling story of a very old piece of equipment that refuses to go away. Its name is Arnold Schwarzenegger, and, as famously promised, he's back, and at his anticharismatic best, too.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
July 8, 2003
Wastes no time getting very loud and very silly and never really lets up.
Erik Childress
eFilmCritic.com
July 8, 2003
In the action department, James Cameron is a God. So save for a few choice fanatics, Jonathan Mostow could then be Jesus.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Nev Pierce
BBC.com
July 8, 2003
A lean, efficient, amusing action picture, T3 isn't a patch on its predecessors, but delivers polished genre entertainment nonetheless.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Kevin Carr
Fat Guys at the Movies
July 8, 2003
Terminator 3 has guts.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
David Grove
Film Threat
July 8, 2003
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines unfolds as a thrilling piece of entertainment, but it has a third act and ending that don't work and shouldn't ever work.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
July 8, 2003
In terms of summer movie action, Terminator 3 kicks The Matrix Reloaded's ***.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Jonathan R. Perry
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
July 8, 2003
Among the minefield of paradoxes and contradictions in 'Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines,' one strikes with deadly accuracy: This is a summer sequel Stanley Kubrick would have loved.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views
July 7, 2003
More time seems to be spent on giving Schwarzenegger corny one-liners than establishing the TX as a genuine threat.
Brent Simon
Entertainment Today
July 7, 2003
A largely engaging, throwback-level action realization of a surprisingly dark conceit.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Page 3 of 12