Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines Synopsis
A cyborg (Arnold Schwarzenegger) protects John Connor (Nick Stahl) from a superior model.
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New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
The effects in "T3" are spectacular, and the action sequences -- particularly the fights between the good and bad terminators -- are...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
With him (Schwarzenegger), we return to a franchise we never knew we missed, surprisingly grateful for the star's generosity -- and evident...
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
This third installment is the loudest, dopiest, and least inventive of the three. But what the movie...lacks in intelligence it makes up...
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Chicago Tribune

By Mark Caro
Against all odds this "Terminator" deserves to be welcomed back.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
May lack the mythic pow of the 1984 original and the visionary thrill of T2, but it's a potent popcorn movie that digs in its hooks and...
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Lacks the wonder, surprises and supercool attitude Cameron achieved. "T3" is no weak sister, though. With Arnold Schwarzenegger back as...
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
The brute force of Terminator 3 is relieved, I'm happy to say, by Claire Danes's winning performance as John Connor's reluctant accomplice...
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Terminator 3 moves at not-quite-breakneck speed, and the shape-shifting, metal-melting special effects aren't exactly spectacular.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Has its moments, and Schwarzenegger is as buff and tough as ever. But there's a flat feeling about this effort that's unmistakable and...
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USA Today

By Mike Clark
Begins promisingly and entertains for a stretch because you think it's leading to something more than one of the movie year's flattest...
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you should see it if you have seen the other two

By Brynt
might as well see it. its too late now to see it in theaters due to the fact it came out 4 years ago but i was bored....

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By Asianfreak
70 out of 100 Has less heart than first two but still another enjoyably action-packed Terminator movie....

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Terminator 3: Rise Of The Machines

By Spencer27057
63 out of 100 The third chapter was duller, shorter, boring, weird and not action-packed just violent....

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It was okay - Spoiler Alert!

By neuschwan2001
This movie was alright, but I feel like it limped along. I was happy to understand where Skynet came into things, but overall, it was slightly blah. One thing that I could've done without was the...

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Rated R | For Language, Brief Nudity, Strong Sci-Fi Action and Strong Sci-Fi Violence
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Common Sense Media says Pause for kids 14 & under Basically one long, exciting chase scene.
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