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Superman III Reviews

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
June 12, 2013
Superman is thrown in to the mix somewhere. But he's merely an after thought, and a supporting player in his own film.
Jeffrey Lyles
Lyles' Movie Files
June 10, 2013
A noticeable drop in quality from the first two, but it's still decent enough that you don't have to be embarrassed for liking it. That comes soon enough...
Full Review | Original Score: 5.5/10
Charles Cassady
Common Sense Media
December 15, 2010
Outdated superhero movie may interest older kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Variety Staff
March 26, 2009
Putting its emphasis on broad comedy at the expense of ingenious plotting and technical wizardry, it has virtually none of the mythic or cosmic sensibility that marked its predecessors.

TV Guide
April 17, 2007
Richard Lester's direction injects nothing new into the material, giving the feeling that he views the whole thing as an exercise in comedy set pieces.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Michael Dequina
January 20, 2007
Apparently, Richard Lester's intent was to turn Superman into a joke. A really bad joke.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
July 11, 2006
'Superman contra os avanços da tecnologia'. Uma idéia cuja estupidez só é superada por sua péssima execução.
| Original Score: 2/5
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
July 4, 2006
Reeve continues his traditions of graceful flying moves, confident carriage, and twinkly warmth. Sadly, none of it is enough to save Superman III from being at home only in a junkyard.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Enjoyable, nevertheless.
Mark Bourne
April 5, 2006
Now retooling the Superman series into middleweight comedy, the script feels written for no one above the age of twelve. As a production it looks cheaply made and thrown together. Worse, this is a mean-spirited piece of work.
David Cornelius
June 18, 2005
One of the most underrated movies of all time. Seriously.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Clint Morris
May 6, 2005
Hey, it ain't that bad!
| Original Score: 3/5
Michael A. Smith
Nolan's Pop Culture Review
November 11, 2004
Pryor is wasted but the image of a bad Superman, and his battle with his good side, is memorable.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 23, 2004
It's a cinematic comic book, shallow, silly, filled with stunts and action, without much human interest.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan
October 19, 2004
Super disappointment w/Pryor comedy emphasis a cosmic mistake
| Original Score: 2/5
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
August 30, 2004
Anyone who has been following the Superman saga will find this installment enjoyable enough, but some of the magic is missing.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
August 19, 2004
Superman fights a super computer with a mind of its own.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Martin Scribbs
Low IQ Canadian
July 5, 2004
When you need someone to reverse-engineer an unknown chemical substance, Richard Pryor is actually a pretty good pick.
Christopher Null
April 27, 2004 of history's most infamous cautionary tales about the dangers of computers, and... also one of the silliest.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Edward Johnson-Ott
NUVO Newsweekly
February 25, 2004
Wheezy and cheap
| Original Score: 1/5
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