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: 46% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Alien3 takes admirable risks with franchise mythology, but far too few pay off in a thinly scripted sequel whose stylish visuals aren't enough to enliven a lack of genuine thrills.

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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Jake Cole
Slant Magazine

For all its inherent structural problems, Alien remains a worthy intended conclusion to the series, finding its true resolution in Ripley's resolve to break the endless cycle of her torment.

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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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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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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

Bold and haunting

John Hartl

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

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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Flixster Audience Score: 47% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
Following hard plot-wise on the heels of Aliens (the second movie of the franchise and rightfully revered), is this addition wherein Ripley crash lands on a… More
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
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.