Alien 3 Synopsis
Lone woman (Sigourney Weaver) finds thugs, zealots and horror on prison planet.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
If Ridley Scott's Alien (1979) had more surprises and James Cameron's Aliens (1986) more thrills, David Fincher's austere, low-tech, darkly...
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75

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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Director David Fincher, making his feature film debut in strong style, keeps the action fast and furious, though the climactic scenes look...
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75

Miami Herald

By Bill Cosford
This third (and, I would guess, last) installment does what few sequels do. It actually extends the story into its logical destination...
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

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Whatever its deficiencies, there's no downplaying the emotions of parting with Ripley. So much attention is paid to the special effects in...
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63

USA Today

By Susan Wloszczyna
Neither as funny and scary as the first, nor as campy and breathless as the second, Alien 3 can only settle for third best. Considering the...
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50

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
While the film grabs us on cue with its sudden strikes that end with blood dripping from the monster's dragon fangs as it zips back into...
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Alien 3 is pretentious and gimmicky by turns, resorting at times to silly B-movie tricks that undercut its seriousness and moments that can...
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40

The Hollywood Reporter

By Duane Byrge
While director David Fincher drills out some perfunctory, generic scares -- not counting Weaver's buzzcut -- Alien 3 is amazingly dull and...
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38

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
In the final frames, and the final analysis, Alien gets the worst of both worlds - it's boring and it's messy. The title may be "cubed,"...
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38

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
Alien 3 is, simply put, a mess. The writers have no idea how to tell a coherent, entertaining story. With the exception of a surprise or...
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By masterjedikolar461
It was a pretty good movie but the best way to see it is the uncut version where it is able to introduce a new character or two and allow you to get to know other characters better the uncut version...

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Rated R
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Not for kids 17 and under Grim, nihilistic sequel in none-too-cheery series.
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