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Spy Kids 3-D - Game Over Reviews

July 29, 2003
I like the movie, but hate its presentation.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 28, 2003
[I]t's not really a movie, it's a video game that doesn't work.
July 25, 2003
A movie that aims for the fun and sensation of being inside a video game, but not a whole lot more.
July 25, 2003
Differs from its predecessors in some important -- and occasionally unfortunate -- ways.
July 25, 2003
This third installment follows up on the thrills and dazzling visuals that charmed audiences in the first film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 25, 2003
Rodriguez may have overreached his abilities with this film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
July 25, 2003
For those who like a plot along with their car races and lava surfing, it's game over, quickly.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 25, 2003
Starts off with a burst of energy but becomes tedious midway through.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
July 25, 2003
Spy Kids 3-D is kind of exhausting, and the many-tiered virtual reality universe numbs the mind after a while. But Rodriguez manages to work in some nicely cornball messages.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
July 25, 2003
Two-D or 3-D, this Spy Kid would be dull in any dimension.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
July 25, 2003
IMAX this isn't.
July 25, 2003
This is really just an excuse for blink-and -you'll-miss -them appearances by characters from the previous two films.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
July 25, 2003
No matter how shaky the acting gets or how threadbare the plot becomes, Spy Kids 3-D always gives you something wonderful to look at.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 25, 2003
The story is tedious, and the dialogue can sound hokey to adult ears.
Read More | Original Score: C+
July 25, 2003
While there's a certain rough charm to the handmade virtual reality world [Rodriguez] creates, the movie still has the undeniable drawback that it causes a headache.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
July 25, 2003
The clever action and throwaway flights of fancy come close to making it worth the 3-D headache.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
July 25, 2003
The film itself is practically a Saturday-matinee tribute to the Atari Hall of Fame -- from Tron to Q*bert -- and almost reproduces the druggy, hyperactive 2-D world of Nintendo.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 25, 2003
The 3-D effect isn't as breathtakingly crisp as it is in James Cameron's Ghosts of the Abyss for the IMAX format, but it's still a blast to experience, especially for first-timers.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
July 25, 2003
Spy Kids 3D races from set piece to set piece, but the combination of speed, clutter and clatter make the movie a little too forgettable.
Read More | Original Score: C+
July 25, 2003
Game Over is exactly that: a popular franchise run, if not into the ground, at least one beat beyond where it should have ended.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 25, 2003
A flat and dreary disappointment.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
July 25, 2003
This one, which puts the viewer right inside the video game with Juni, is also fun, although not quite as endearing and surprising as the first two outings.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 24, 2003
A refreshing and imaginative sequel that's better than the original.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
July 24, 2003
An enjoyable, noisy romp that trots out all the gimmicks that have made the format fun since its first brief crest of popularity in the early 1950's.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
July 24, 2003
All gimmick and precious little cleverness.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
July 24, 2003
A good example of complex Hollywood wizardry placed in the service of sharp, intelligent family entertainment.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
July 24, 2003
No one can say Spy Kids 3-D isn't clever in its usual gnomic fashion. But one gets the feeling that this time around, Rodriguez lets the gimmicks do most, if not all, of the work.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 24, 2003
Kids will adore this movie -- even more than the Harry Potter series.
July 24, 2003
It's The Matrix meets TRON meets Jimmy Neutron, with all the cheery (if not cheesy) evanescence of a Jolly Rancher commercial. I mean that as a compliment.
Full Review | Original Score: B
July 24, 2003
While the visuals have gained a dimension, the story has lost one.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 24, 2003
It's the gimmick that sells. This movie without 3-D would be three times more boring.
Read More | Original Score: C+
July 22, 2003
Rodriguez's DIY monomania ... is laudable in theory, but in SK3D he may have unwittingly found a twin in the Toymaker, trapped in his own creation.
July 21, 2003
The quaint subgenre of 3-D cinema gets a dazzling dust-off.