Alien3 Reviews

May 30, 2019
Unfortunately, David Fincher's "Alien 3" - though it's an honest attempt to sustain the creative level of the series - makes a good case for the idea of quitting while you're ahead.
February 1, 2019
Dull and depressing, Alien3 has its moments, but they're few and far between. Not the worst movie ever made by any means, but also not a very exciting one to watch...
October 31, 2018
A fascinating, frustrating mess of a movie where you spend just as much time trying to figure out what's happening on-screen as you do trying to figure out why you're trying to figure it out.
July 24, 2018
Alien 3 has managed to sell out its violent space-fantasy concept to the intellectuals without satisfying them either.
April 13, 2018
While its claustrophobic atmosphere and gathering feeling of dread initially generate a certain fascination, "Alien3" ultimately fails to build the sheer terror of Alien or the gutsy excitement of Aliens.
February 9, 2018
Just at the point when Alien 3 should kick into high terror gear, it becomes clear that this hushed, somber sequel doesn't know how to deliver the goods.
January 4, 2018
It suffers from poor supporting performances, and a plot that splutters instead of pushing on; but when the chase is on, all is forgiven.
May 19, 2017
For all its inherent structural problems, Alien remains a worthy intended conclusion to the series, finding its true resolution in Ripley's resolve to break the endless cycle of her torment.
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.
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.
June 13, 2012
A large step down from the original two films, the third is still entertaining and iconic.
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.
May 2, 2011
Too conceptually disjointed to live in the imagination after it's over, like its predecessors.
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.
September 9, 2010
Grim, nihilistic sequel in none-too-cheery series.
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.
August 4, 2009
The problem lies within the weak storyline.
June 30, 2006
April 20, 2006
The movie is dramatically flawed, but in his feature debut David Fincher shows a lot of promise for better things to come, especially when visuals and tone are concerned.
February 9, 2006
Good acting has salvaged many a poor script in the past, but not here.