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Hatchet III Reviews

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Drew Hunt
Slant Magazine
June 10, 2013
BJ McDonnell, too hesitant to stray from the beaten path set by Green's previous films, lacks the looser, more whimsical hand that would have allowed Hatchet III to transcend its thoughtlessly imitative state.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Shaun Munro
What Culture
August 28, 2013
It's great to see Zach Galligan on the big screen again, but Hatchet III serves up a host of unimaginative kills stymied by terrible gore effects. Strictly for fans of the series.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Anton Bitel
Grolsch Film Works
September 2, 2013
It is time that Victor buries the hatchet once and for all, and gets out while he is ahead - or at least not totally behind.
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Nick Schager
AV Club
June 13, 2013
As in the earlier installments, the climax comes across as merely one last cliché designed to please gore aficionados who've been schooled on past, superior horror efforts.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
June 13, 2013
The crowd that likes these things will certainly be psyched. Everyone else, not so much.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
Brian Orndorf
June 15, 2013
It's admirable to see franchise mastermind Adam Green continue to make these gruesome features despite limited outside interest, but it's become increasingly difficult to distinguish one installment from the other.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
June 13, 2013
Loud, redundant, and lacking in any genuine scares.
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
June 14, 2013
Will there be a "Hatchet IV''? I shudder to think about it.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Neil Genzlinger
New York Times
June 13, 2013
When the title of a movie consists of a number and the name of a tool, expectations are likely to be pretty low. So it feels somewhat incongruous to call "Hatchet III" a disappointment.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Joe Leydon
June 14, 2013
There's something curiously underwhelming about the blood-soaked mayhem on display in Hatchet III.
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Rob Staeger
Village Voice
June 11, 2013
If you don't like sequels where the title's Roman numerals are rendered in jagged slashes of blood, this isn't for you.
Matt Donato
We Got This Covered
June 12, 2013
While BJ McDonnell's Hatchet trilogy ender doesn't compare well to Adam Green's Hatchet I and II, there's still plenty of 80s slasher fun to keep hardcore fans watching what should be Victor Crowley's last hurrah.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Chris Sawin
June 19, 2013
Hatchet III feels more like the "old school American horror" the original film promised that violently shoves comedy in the back seat while gruesome terror gets behind the wheel.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Heather Wixson
Daily Dead
January 8, 2016
It may not be perfect, but Hatchet III is still a ton of fun and McDonnell does a great job at delivering a sequel that feels much bigger and bolder than anything we've seen so far in the Hatchet series.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Simon Foster
October 20, 2013
Hatchet III more specifically recalls the output from indie outfits like Troma. Which, given the energy and thrills provided by McDonnell's bare-bones bloodbath, is perhaps exactly as it should be...
Scott Weinberg
August 24, 2015
The trilogy ends with a bang. And blood. A bit clumsy in the plot department but still pretty good fun.
Jason Buchanan
TV Guide
June 14, 2013
If you've seen the first two films you know what to expect, but just like AC/DC still rocks hard with those same three chords they've been using since the 1970s, Green and McDonnell have a way of making the familiar feel fiendishly fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Brad Miska
Bloody Disgusting
June 12, 2013
At the very least 'Hatchet III' delivers some gore and thrills that hardcore horror fans are going to eat up.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Kevin Carr
Fat Guys at the Movies
June 14, 2013
a throwback to the mid-80s Friday the 13th sequels
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 12, 2013
The flick delivers an epic-sized bloodbath that's top to bottom fun, laughs, action, and gore. It serves as a bloody exclamation point to one of modern horror's best trilogies.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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