Spider-Man 3 Reviews

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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.
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.
May 5, 2007
Notwithstanding a cute scene in which Peter enlists suave maitre d' Bruce Campbell to help him propose to Mary Jane, director Sam Raimi's juggling of the comedy and the action is unusually flat-footed.
May 4, 2007
Raimi at least manages to make it both huge and human.
May 4, 2007
After two epic successes that deserved their success, the latest installment swings between intense action sequences and unaccountably flat dramatic interludes.
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.
May 4, 2007
If there's a moral to be gleaned from Spider-Man 3 -- aside from the fact that heavily promoted franchise movies tend to rake in megabucks -- it's this: Movies don't necessarily need to hit grand slams to score.
May 4, 2007
All in all, the fun has simply gone out of it.
May 4, 2007
Spider-Man 3 may disappoint those who think tongue-in-cheek spectacle is the only name of the game.
May 4, 2007
As he scampers around the bathtub of popular culture, Spidey is beginning to exhaust everyone's patience.
May 4, 2007
It's a towering disappointment.
May 4, 2007
An extravagant three-ring circus of a movie from director Sam Raimi, but it's not without a struggle.
May 4, 2007
[There are] some ill-advised stretches of solemnity, and there's no excuse for the po-faced homily at the film's end. But with Raimi, such slip-ups are still worth indulging.
May 4, 2007
Aesthetically and conceptually wrung out, fizzled rather than fizzy, this latest installment in the spider-bites-boy adventure story shoots high, swings low and every so often hits the sweet spot, but mostly just plods and plods along.
May 4, 2007
Despite a few knots in the story, that trademark combo of warmth, wit and charm keeps you hanging.
May 4, 2007
The tone is ultimately more subdued than your average superhero movie. Kudos to Raimi for making it feel justified.
May 3, 2007
Spider-Man 3 is far from a flop, and I'm sure the Spider-maniacs will eat it up. For me, it's a buffet without much aftertaste.
May 3, 2007
In an apparent effort to put a stake in the heart of the franchise that threatens to define his career, director Sam Raimi has delivered an overlong, visually incoherent, mean-spirited and often just plain awful Spider-Man 3.
May 3, 2007
It's odd to think of Spider-Man 2 as a small movie, but next to the clanking, wheezing contraption that is Spider-Man 3, that $784 million-grossing megahit feels like some little Sundance indie.
May 3, 2007
Spider-Man 3 offers a touching portrait of the need for humility in the face of great success. It's a lesson the creators of this oversized blockbuster-in-waiting might have taken a little more to heart.
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