Friday the 13th Part 3
Friday the 13th Part 3 (1982)

Immediately after his mysterious escape at the end of Friday the 13th, Pt. 2, Jason Vorhees (Richard Brooker, the third of many actors to fill the role) kills a hardscrabble store owner and his nagging wife before heading back to Crystal… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: August 13, 1982
DVD Release Date: October 17, 2000
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Critic Score: 12% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff

Friday the 13th was dreadful and took in more than $17 million. Friday the 13th Part 2 was just as bad and took in more than $10 million. Friday the 13th Part III is terrible, too.

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Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews

Not since Psycho has a movie taken such advantage of the phallic nature of slasher horror. [Blu-ray]

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

The gore is surprisingly suggestive, rather than blatant, and therefore the audience doesn't quite get what it pays for.

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Janet Maslin
New York Times

Eventually, the novelty wears off, and what remains is the now-familiar spectacle of nice, dumb kids being lopped, chopped and perforated.

John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

...the casting director continued to find young performers who were wonderfully cute people and woefully bad actors.

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James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk

easily the worst film in the series up until that point, partially because it was so redundant, but also because it is the most technically clumsy

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

The Friday the 13th saga continues with this typically underwhelming entry...

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

With this film, there's more sex, more nudity and more creative kills.

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Steve Biodrowski

The funny thing is: as lame as the story and characters are, the movie actually works as a crowd-pleasing piece of junk entertainment.

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Flixster Audience Score: 42% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
Jason gets his trademark hockey mask, the deaths are gorier (despite the cuts to avoid an X rating), the music is even worse than before and there are cheap… More
Jason Calvin
This movie was made to cash in on the popularity of the franchise and the 3-D market. Needless to say, with those lofty aspirations, this film accomplishes… More
Josh Lewis
I liked it about the same as the first and a little more than the second. I was getting sick of the first person viewpoint of the killers and it was nice to… More
Aj V
Just like the other Friday the 13th movies, I found it more funny than scary actually, I spent the whole time laughing at the stuff that was supposed to be in… More
Tim Salmons
The sequels to Friday the 13th always have their pros and cons, mostly cons from critics and a mixed bag of both from fans. Some are better than others while… More
Coxxie Mild Sauce
One day some teenager is going to cut off Jason's head and then go "oh yea, i guess hes totally, no-question, like dead. cause hes all like, without a… More