Terminator 3 - Rise of the Machines Reviews

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
July 4, 2015
Some interesting plot developments and a smashing (in both senses of the word) chase scene can't quite erase the familiarity of it all, but this is still a valiant effort by all concerned.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jeffrey Lyles
Lyles' Movie Files
January 17, 2013
Doesn't have the gritty feel of 'Terminator' or the sleek cutting edge of technology look of 'Judgment Day,' but it's a decent addition to the Terminator mythos.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.5/10
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 28, 2010
Basically one long, exciting chase scene.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Entertainment Weekly
February 4, 2010
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
May 25, 2009
With splashy digital effects and punchy stuntwork, the solid T3 slides along enjoyably, but doesn't have the impeccable story and visual design of the previous entry.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
Despite a lot of flaws, ultimately left me satisfied...

Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5

Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
September 30, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
James Verniere
Boston Herald
July 16, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Bill Clark
June 26, 2005
T3 does not have the sense of humanity that the two previous films had, but Mostow's focused direction helps get the job done.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Austin O'Connor
Lowell Sun
February 28, 2004
That Rise of The Machines is a genuinely good, thoughtful action flick has to register as a surprise...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
February 9, 2004
From the moment Arnold boots up and gets down to business, T3 is easily the best action film of the summer.
Collin Souter
January 24, 2004
Until the gutsy ending, there doesn’t seem to be much of a reason for this movie to have been made. And damn if it’s not fun to watch.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
October 28, 2003
...entertaining for the moment, exciting, even exhilarating in parts, but ultimately it's an empty exercise in fuss and bother that leaves one strangely dissatisfied.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
October 2, 2003
'Mostow logra una cinta llena de acción, con buenos efectos especiales que no decepciona ni al más clavado fanático de la franquicia.'
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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
Kyle Counts
Gay & Lesbian Times
August 20, 2003
The best popcorn movie of the summer.
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
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Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture
August 7, 2004

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Nik Huggins
Future Movies UK
November 6, 2003

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Boston Phoenix
August 2, 2003

Sydney Morning Herald
July 19, 2003
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan
July 16, 2003
Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total
July 11, 2003
Terminator 3 no está a la altura de sus antecesoras, pero tampoco decepciona del todo. Jonathan Mostow no es James Cameron, pero es un director con muy buen sentido del ritmo y el espectáculo.
Andy Klein
Los Angeles CityBeat
July 8, 2003
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines at least delivers on its basic promise - i.e., it's an exciting action film. But the first two installments were truly iconic.
Wilson Morales
July 5, 2003
Cynthia Fuchs
July 4, 2003
Leonard Maltin
Leonard Maltin's Picks
July 4, 2003
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
July 3, 2003
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
July 3, 2003
Gregory Weinkauf
New Times
July 2, 2003
Why these lame-brained machines don't just go back to the frickin' Mayflower and kill humanity's-only-hope's ancestral forebears is never explained; my pencil sharpener's smarter.

Baltimore Sun
July 2, 2003

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