Alien3 (1992)



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Crash landing on a barren penal-colony planet with an unwelcomed visitor in tow, Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) contends with a group of hardened convicts while using nothing but her wits to battle a terrifying new breed of alien. The sole survivor of her crashed escape pod, Ripley is rescued from the craft by the remaining inhabitants of Fiorina 161, a group of rapists and murders who chose to repent for their sins in deep space after the penal colony was officially decommissioned. When remaining warden Andrews (Brian Glover) announces Ripley's presence to the inmates, their spiritual leader, Dillon (Charles S. Dutton), begins to fear that her presence will stir up trouble. As a result, Ripley is placed in the care of prison doctor Clemens (Charles Dance), and restricted to the infirmary until a rescue ship arrives. But Ripley isn't the only new visitor on Fiorina 161; an alien stowaway survived the crash as well, and it has planted its seed in a feral dog. Before long, a new breed of alien has burst from the dog's chest, a stealthy hunter that moves on all fours and can navigate the darkened prison corridors virtually undetected. When the inmates start to disappear, the remaining survivors must fight for their lives without weapons to defend themselves. The only person who knows the alien well enough to beat it is Ripley, and while her plan to corner and kill the creature just might work, a horrifying discovery reveals that her fight is far from over. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
R (violence)
Horror , Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Sigourney Weaver
as Ellen Ripley
Charles Dance
as Clemens
Paul McGann
as Golic
Brian Glover
as Andrews
Ralph Brown
as Aaron
Danny Webb
as Morse
Daniel Webb
as Morse
Lance Henriksen
as Bishop II
Carl Chase
as Frank
Clive Mantle
as William
Dhobi Oparei
as Arthur
Hi Ching
as Company Man
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All Critics (45) | Top Critics (8)

Good acting has salvaged many a poor script in the past, but not here.

Full Review… | February 8, 2006
Time Out
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Alien 3 belongs to that branch of fantasy comics, best exemplified by the Road Warrior movies, in which the iron and space ages meet for dizzy results.

Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
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Bold and haunting

May 12, 2001
Rolling Stone
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There are a few narrative twists, but not enough new ideas to keep us guessing. In the end, we're stuck running through air shafts and corridors again.

Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Washington Post
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May satisfy fans of the earlier films ... but it won't win any new converts.

December 31, 1999
Top Critic

Barely watchable and not especially enjoyable.

Full Review… | December 31, 1999
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Audience Reviews for Alien3


Frustrating and poorly made, this third chapter has an intriguing beginning but the development lacks the unbearable tension of the first film and the unstoppable action of the second one. The final act is like a tiresome slasher movie while the CGI of the creature is atrocious.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

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Not as good as the first two.

Wildaly M
Wildaly M

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Its my least favorite of the series and dosent deliver like the other two did, but Director, David Fincher does a fine job in the directing chair just the story is not the best.

Al S
Al S

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