Alien3 Reviews

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
November 12, 2014
The general perception was that, since [Fincher's] film was not Aliens, it was not any good. But it's an amazing film on many levels, switching 180 degrees to a grungy, dreary mood.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
David Keyes
Cinemaphile.org
July 24, 2014
It all happens - with equal confusion and intrigue - under the umbrella of a low-tech style so chilling in its presence that it becomes a character all on its own.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
June 13, 2012
A large step down from the original two films, the third is still entertaining and iconic.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Brian Orndorf
BrianOrndorf.com
May 21, 2012
I recognize the film fandom fury that comes with such a drastic continuation, yet there's a big brown world of unusual cinematic risk here to consume. Alien 3 remains such a potent, mesmerizing force of doom.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
R. L. Shaffer
IGN DVD
October 30, 2010
It's a shame that Alien 3 nearly ruined the [Alien] franchise, but that doesn't make it a bad movie, just a bad sequel.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
March 25, 2010
A fascinating, often fantastic, film, one simultaneously indebted to and self-consciously divorced from its acclaimed predecessors in ways both clunky and inspired.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Blake French
Filmcritic.com
August 4, 2009
The problem lies within the weak storyline.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
JoBlo
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
June 30, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
July 31, 2005
Tournure inattendue trop souvent sous-estime, Alien pourrait bien tre en fait la suite la plus accomplie d'une saga incontournable.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly
January 28, 2004
Fox's DVD restoration/mea culpa of Fincher's original edit is cause for celebration. The studio cut seemed glibly nihilistic --this time when she jumps, it means something.
Gabe Leibowitz
Film and Felt
September 29, 2003
Manages to get the job done if you temper your expectation to a modest level.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
July 19, 2003
Filled with scares. Sigourney Weaver is winning once again as a tough woman warrior.
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
May 20, 2003
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 | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
February 6, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
James Rocchi
Netflix
November 7, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
October 30, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
May 12, 2001
Bold and haunting
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Beautifully shot and utterly uninteresting.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Ironically, Alien 3 is not a bad movie. In fact -- here's the rub -- it's too interesting to make an exciting summer flick.
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
January 1, 1800
A grimly seductive end-of-the-world thriller, with pop-tragic overtones that build in resonance as the movie goes on.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
James O'Ehley
Sci-Fi Movie Page
January 1, 2000
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