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Spider-Man 3 Reviews

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Gina Carbone
Seacoast Newspapers (NH/Maine)
May 10, 2007
Pick two storylines, maybe, with one main villain. (I vote for Sandman, since the daughter angle is heart-tugging and complicates Spidey's moral code.)
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
May 2, 2007
Raimi's everything-including-the-kitchen-sink third film robs the Spider-Man movie myth of its lightness. He has taken something heartfelt and witty and reduced it into just another comic-book movie.
| Original Score: 3/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
May 4, 2007
... cobbled together, with too many story lines shooting out in different directions before wrapping around and bowing up neatly as a parable about the power of forgiveness at the end.
Full Review | Original Score: 79/100
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
November 16, 2007
Too many villains, too many pale plot strands, too many romantic misunderstandings, too many conversations, too many street crowds looking high into the air and shouting "oooh!" this way, then swiveling and shouting "aaah!" that way.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
May 4, 2007
One has to consider that the film's problems -- and they are numerous -- may be the product of the franchise's runaway popularity.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
May 4, 2007
After two epic successes that deserved their success, the latest installment swings between intense action sequences and unaccountably flat dramatic interludes.
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
May 2, 2007
Mean Spider-Man wrecks city streets for no reason, makes sarcastic remarks, interpretive dances and is actually pretty funny. You'd want to hang out with Mean Spider-Man and talk over beers about what a tool Nice Spider-Man is.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
David Foucher
EDGE Boston
May 1, 2007
Dunst sings, Maguire stagnates, the script sags, and goo from outer space takes center stage. Here's what else is wrong with 'Spiderman 3.'
Full Review | Original Score: C
Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion
August 27, 2009
Another third installment, another arrested adolescent gone wild
James Rocchi
Cinematical
May 4, 2007
... Watching Spider-Man 3, as my hopes took on the taste of ashes in my mouth, I felt the sad, gloomy pall that falls across any piece of entertainment when passionate innovation is replaced by profitable repetition.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Kevin Lally
Film Journal International
May 4, 2007
Raimi and company have woven more graceful patterns in the past; this one simply doesn't cohere.
Scott Weinberg
FEARnet
May 4, 2007
The first film in the series I'd choose to describe as "sloppy," and given the money and talent behind these flicks, that's one serious disappointment.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Richard Roeper
Chicago Sun-Times
May 1, 2007
It's as if director Sam Raimi felt he had to give us more of everything, and in the process lost sight of what made the first two films so enjoyable.
| Original Score: 2/4
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
May 3, 2007
What's left is about as thrilling as walking into a cobweb.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
May 4, 2007
A hollow shell of a saga devoid of both thrilling action and rousing passion.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Victoria Alexander
Movie Reviews in Croatian
April 26, 2007
A disappointment. Spidey keeps his mask off and weeps. Everyone cries. I hated the silly monolith sad sack Sandman. Did Dunst's contract stipulate she sing two songs?
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Bob Grimm
Reno News and Review
May 3, 2007
It's as if director Raimi ingested a ton of Spidey comics, chased them with some crappy romance novels, and barfed the whole discordant mess onto the screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Margaret Pomeranz
At the Movies (Australia)
July 13, 2015
Bored. Bored witless.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Bob Mondello
NPR.org
October 18, 2008
At 141 minutes, this supe-opera is seriously overextended, with four distinct subplots and way too much hand-wringing over things like the heroine's singing career.
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Todd McCarthy
Variety
April 20, 2007
After the significant improvement of the second installment over the first, new entry reps a roughly equivalent dip in quality and enjoyment, with Spidey now giving off the faint odor of running on fumes.
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