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Terminator 3 - Rise of the Machines Reviews

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July 1, 2003
Like the latest Matrix, this is a movie too wrapped up in explosions and fights and chases to say anything coherent.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
September 10, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 1, 2003
Essentially one long chase and fight, punctuated by comic, campy or simplistic dialogue.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 2, 2003
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines achieves neither the cult tang of the original nor the spectacular melding of FX to a gripping story that T2 did so well.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
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+
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
July 3, 2003
The film's elaborate, high-tech chase and fight scenes are deliriously entertaining. . . but those hidden gaps in continuity, story and pacing reveal what's truly missing from this effects-laden behemoth: a soul.
June 11, 2013
just because terminators are constructed, they are not always reconstructed.
June 29, 2003
The first two films are classics. The third is just another carnival ride: fun perhaps, but ultimately disposable.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
July 10, 2003
Full Review| Original Score: 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
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
July 2, 2003
Terminator 3 does a reasonable job of generating suspense from time to time, but the emotional involvement does not reach nearly the same level as the previous films.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
July 14, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 10, 2003
A skillful but spiritless thrill machine, T3 makes a good case for why James Cameron and company perhaps didn't envision a trilogy.
Full Review| Original Score: 2.5/4
July 2, 2003
What starts as familiarity in Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines quickly becomes diminishing returns.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
July 4, 2003
Makes for a fine summer blockbuster sci-fi action flick, as it throws no unnecessary curves to its expectant fan base.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
July 1, 2003
Terminator 2 wrapped things up so thoroughly and in such a satisfying way that all this witless, plodding rehash can do is tell the same story again, a lot less skillfully.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
July 1, 2003
Terminator 3 is essentially a B movie, content to be loud, dumb and obvious.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
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