Alien3 (1992)

Crash landing on a barren penal-colony planet with an unwelcomed visitor in tow, Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) contends with a group of hardened convicts while using nothing but her wits to battle a terrifying new breed of alien. The sole… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: January 1, 1992
DVD Release Date: June 1, 1999
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Critic Score: 44% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Geoff Andrew
Time Out

Good acting has salvaged many a poor script in the past, but not here.

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James Berardinelli

Barely watchable and not especially enjoyable.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

The general perception was that, since [Fincher's] film was not Aliens, it was not any good. But it's an amazing film on many levels, switching 180 degrees to a grungy, dreary mood.

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

Alien 3 belongs to that branch of fantasy comics, best exemplified by the Road Warrior movies, in which the iron and space ages meet for dizzy results.

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

Ironically, Alien 3 is not a bad movie. In fact -- here's the rub -- it's too interesting to make an exciting summer flick.

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David Keyes

It all happens - with equal confusion and intrigue - under the umbrella of a low-tech style so chilling in its presence that it becomes a character all on its own.

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

Bold and haunting

John Hartl

May satisfy fans of the earlier films ... but it won't win any new converts.

Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight

A large step down from the original two films, the third is still entertaining and iconic.

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Flixster Audience Score: 47% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
Frustrating and poorly made, this third chapter has an intriguing beginning but the development lacks the unbearable tension of the first film and the… More
Samuel Riley
I understand when people were disappointed with this film due to some of its ideas. However, I do believe that as a stand alone film, its impressive.But… More
Wildaly M
Not as good as the first two.
Matt Goodman
The whole religion aspect pretty much ruined the film for me. Not enough Fincherness.
Al S
Its my least favorite of the series and dosent deliver like the other two did, but Director, David Fincher does a fine job in the directing chair just the story… More
KJ Proulx
Okay, so what they decided to do was have Ripley's ship crash land on a random planet, where a maximum security prison is holding extremely aggressive… More