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Miami Herald

By Rene Rodriguez
This is a wonderfully imagined, heartfelt piece of pop entertainment that soars not only for its spectacular eye candy, but also during the moments when its protagonists simply stand still and talk to each other. How many comic-book movies can you say that about?
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New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
With nifty new villains, a revived Green Goblin, plus $300 million worth of aerial special effects, Sam Raimi's Spider-Man 3 is definitely good to go.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
The wow factor works overtime with state-of-the-art effects sequences that often are as beautiful as they are astonishing.
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Raimi, who shares script credit with his brother Ivan and Alvin Sargent, strikes an exquisite balance between pop and woe, drama and whooshing adventure.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
There are delicious bits aplenty in Spider-Man 3 for those who care to notice.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Solidly entertaining and possesses dazzling special effects, but it falls short of the near-perfection of the Spidey sequel.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Spider-Man 3 has terrific moments, but after the danger and majesty and romantic brio of "Spider-Man 2," those adrenalized rooftop ballets feel, more than ever, like sequences.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
It's not dull, exactly, but neither is it much fun.
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Will the extremely extravagant special effects prove sufficient to sustain the picture? Surely they will, this time. Still, there's a sense of fatigue in the scenes that don't involve high-tensile webs and high-tension suspense.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
"Spider-Man 2" was a textbook example of how to make a sequel: Deepen it, make it funnier, give it more heart and come up with a strong villain and a good story. Spider Man 3, by contrast, shows how not to make a sequel.
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59 out of 100
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