Spider-Man 3

critic Reviews

, 63% Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • Though there are more characters and plotlines, and the action sequences still dazzle, Spider-Man 3 nonetheless isn't quite as refined as the first two.
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    David StrattonAt the Movies (Australia)
    Spider-Man 3 is the longest film in the series so far, and perhaps it tries to pack in rather too much. But it's intelligently directed by Sam Raimi and, with all those eye-popping set pieces, it's certainly never boring.
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    Ryan GilbeyNew Statesman
    The breeziness that was so refreshing in the other episodes has been largely replaced by the kind of misery and moping that we can get from any old superhero.
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    Bob MondelloNPR.org
    At 141 minutes, this supe-opera is seriously overextended, with four distinct subplots and way too much hand-wringing over things like the heroine's singing career.
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    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times
    Too many villains, too many pale plot strands, too many romantic misunderstandings, too many conversations, too many street crowds looking high into the air and shouting "oooh!" this way, then swiveling and shouting "aaah!" that way.
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    Joe WilliamsSt. Louis Post-Dispatch
    Notwithstanding a cute scene in which Peter enlists suave maitre d' Bruce Campbell to help him propose to Mary Jane, director Sam Raimi's juggling of the comedy and the action is unusually flat-footed.
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    Nick SchagerLessons of Darkness
    A hollow shell of a saga devoid of both thrilling action and rousing passion.
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    Mike MassieGone With The Twins
    Raimi, perhaps pressured by the fan base or studio executives, has tried to cram too much into this third - and presumably last - chapter of this hugely popular property.
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    Richard PropesTheIndependentCritic.com
    Runs about 20-30 minutes too long and, at times, falls victim to its visual and action excesses.
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    Joanne LaurierWorld Socialist Web Site
    ...remarkable achievements toward an unremarkable end...
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    David LambleBay Area Reporter
    Spider-Man 3 is almost an embarrassment of riches, with villains and subplots almost sufficient to fuel a fourth installment.
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