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Terminator 3 - Rise of the Machines Reviews

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March 12, 2018
Perhaps wisely, Mostow doesn't try to outdo James Cameron. His sequel has a B-movie spirit--swift, punchy, tongue often in cheek. ...at its screeching, wall-breaking best, "T3" achieves heavy-metal slapstick.
July 4, 2015
Some interesting plot developments and a smashing (in both senses of the word) chase scene can't quite erase the familiarity of it all, but this is still a valiant effort by all concerned.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 11, 2013
just because terminators are constructed, they are not always reconstructed.
January 17, 2013
Doesn't have the gritty feel of 'Terminator' or the sleek cutting edge of technology look of 'Judgment Day,' but it's a decent addition to the Terminator mythos.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.5/10
May 28, 2012
There are bad sequels that still work as movies, basically. T3 doesn't even do that: it isn't a good action film, and isn't a good science fiction film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
December 28, 2010
Basically one long, exciting chase scene.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 25, 2009
With splashy digital effects and punchy stuntwork, the solid T3 slides along enjoyably, but doesn't have the impeccable story and visual design of the previous entry.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 21, 2009
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines is without a doubt the weakest entry in an otherwise beloved trilogy, but let's be honest, T3 was doomed from the very day franchise creator James Cameron decided to pass on it.
Full Review | Original Score: 68/100
April 29, 2009
Despite a lot of flaws, ultimately left me satisfied...
September 23, 2007
T3 has the sour, depressive vibe of an untested director submitting to a predetermined mythology not his own.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
June 26, 2005
T3 does not have the sense of humanity that the two previous films had, but Mostow's focused direction helps get the job done.
Full Review | Original Score: B
June 13, 2004
Sadly, what began as a smart sci-fi franchise has apparently been huffing glue since 1985.
February 28, 2004
That Rise of The Machines is a genuinely good, thoughtful action flick has to register as a surprise...
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
February 25, 2004
The Terminator franchise has developed to the point where simple genre pleasures just aren't enough.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
February 9, 2004
From the moment Arnold boots up and gets down to business, T3 is easily the best action film of the summer.
January 31, 2004
'... T3 [is] a tease, and not a very good one at that.'
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: 2/4
January 24, 2004
Until the gutsy ending, there doesn’t seem to be much of a reason for this movie to have been made. And damn if it’s not fun to watch.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 2, 2004
Maybe it's time to terminate the series for good.
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: 3/5
October 28, 2003
...entertaining for the moment, exciting, even exhilarating in parts, but ultimately it's an empty exercise in fuss and bother that leaves one strangely dissatisfied.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
October 7, 2003
This time the Terminator is fighting a girl in this high-tech race to Judgement Day. But save for the ending that sets it up for T-4, we are left wanting more, much more.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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