The Hangover Part III - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

The Hangover Part III Reviews

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Mara Reinstein
Us Weekly
September 22, 2013
Where's Mike Tyson when you need him?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Leonard Maltin
indieWIRE
June 13, 2013
Among the movie's built-in problems are the fact that Galifianakis' character is more pathetic than amusing...
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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
May 24, 2013
This final installment in the party-boy franchise... wisely drops the narrative gimmick of alcohol-induced amnesia that made the first movie so unusual and the second its pallid copy.
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May 24, 2013
An excessively violent action comedy that handily manages the tough task of feeling at once tired and aggressively heartless.
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Tom Charity
CNN.com
May 24, 2013
If only what happened in Vegas had stayed in Vegas.
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James Rocchi
MSN Movies
May 24, 2013
This third installment could easily be dismissed as too little, too late, if only it weren't in fact too much, too late.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
May 24, 2013
This odious, mean-spirited movie appropriates the title and the characters from the previous pictures and sends them on a would-be adventure involving gangsters, gold bars and that pinnacle of hilarity, decapitated giraffes.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
May 24, 2013
Not just bad, but weirdly, fascinatingly bad.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
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John Anderson
Wall Street Journal
May 24, 2013
"Hangover III" is likable enough, even as it collapses in a heap.
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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
May 24, 2013
Coupled with its logic headaches, it left me feeling like I needed an Alka-Seltzer Plus. Anything to add a little fizzy relief to these flat and unfunny proceedings.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
May 23, 2013
The Hangover Part III is an obvious example of how wrong things can go when the almighty dollar is allowed to rule what comes out of Hollywood.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
May 23, 2013
The tonal problem of the second installment, which often resembled a drug-infested pulp thriller instead of a comedy, is also problematic here.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
May 23, 2013
The pleasant surprise of "The Hangover Part III" is a belated bout of adulthood has only made the extended-adolescent characters funnier. The result is a more traditional but more hysterical crowd-pleaser.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Richard Roeper
Richard Roeper.com
May 23, 2013
Director Todd Phillips delivers a film so different from the first two, I'm not even sure it's supposed to be a comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
May 23, 2013
The first movie left you with an exhilarating rush. All that Part III leaves is, well, a hangover.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Linda Barnard
Toronto Star
May 23, 2013
Those looking for hilarity and hijinks with episode three will find the party is indeed over.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
May 23, 2013
The first "Hangover" was good dirty fun; the second was dirtier, and less fun. But the third? It's just a chore - and no hair of the dog is going to make it any easier to bear.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
May 23, 2013
I'm not sure who let the dogs out this time, but they should be made to pay.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Odie Henderson
Chicago Sun-Times
May 23, 2013
I had to wait until halfway through the closing credits for my first, and only, laugh.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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A.A. Dowd
AV Club
May 23, 2013
There is ... no hangover in The Hangover Part III. And yet a sense of creative dehydration still pervades.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Mary F. Pols
TIME Magazine
May 23, 2013
The Hangover Part III gives off such a stench of creative decay that it hardly seems possible that even Phillips or his co-writers have any use for the movie themselves.
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Adam Graham
Detroit News
May 23, 2013
"The Hangover Part III" is a more proper follow-up to the original than "Part II," and Phillips gives his characters a proper send off.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
May 22, 2013
Here the characters are cardboard cutouts, placed into predicaments that aren't remotely real. Or funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
May 22, 2013
A dull, lazy walkthrough that along with "The Big Wedding" has a claim to be the year's worst star-driven movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
May 22, 2013
Nothing about this rote exercise feels remotely fresh. It's a re-tread of the 2009 original, sans the inspired lunacy.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
May 22, 2013
At least this time it seems like they're trying. A little, at least.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Chris Nashawaty
Entertainment Weekly
May 22, 2013
Part caper, part coming-of-adulthood story, Hangover III never settles into a debauched groove. As a Sin City romp, it's too tame.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Laremy Legel
Film.com
May 22, 2013
The franchise is sent off in style, a reminder of why we once loved it.
Full Review | Original Score: 7.7/10
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Rafer Guzman
Newsday
May 22, 2013
It seems to have one goal: to be so dark, nasty and joyless that audiences won't want Part IV.
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Stephen Farber
Hollywood Reporter
May 22, 2013
Young viewers looking for unbridled raunch will be sadly disappointed, and so will other moviegoers expecting more than a few wan chuckles.
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Charlie McCollum
San Jose Mercury News
May 22, 2013
Phillips has lost all of the sharp humor, keen sense of debauchery and still plain fun that marked the original.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
May 22, 2013
The good news is that "The Hangover Part III" isn't a rerun like the second episode. The bad news is everything else.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
May 22, 2013
To quote a line from the movie, bad things happen and people get hurt.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
May 22, 2013
The trio's kettle-on-fire of simmering exasperation boils over often and uproariously. Anyone whose best pals drive them crazy (most of us, I'm guessing) will identify.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
May 22, 2013
It's not terrible. It's just bad.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Christy Lemire
Associated Press
May 22, 2013
It dares to alienate the very audience that made ''The Hangover'' the highest-grossing R-rated comedy of all time because, well, it isn't exactly a comedy.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Soren Anderson
Seattle Times
May 22, 2013
This is an ugly, angry picture.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
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Chris Packham
Village Voice
May 21, 2013
Phillips is zero percent interested in exploring the narcissism of his characters, as long as they arrive back exactly at the point of departure.
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David Fear
Time Out
May 21, 2013
'Part III' has curiously little interest in being even remotely funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Andrew Barker
Variety
May 21, 2013
Ditching the hangovers, the backward structure, the fleshed-out characters and any sense of debauchery or fun, this installment instead just thrusts its long-suffering protagonists into a rote chase narrative ...