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Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines

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  Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines Review
Tookey's Rating
8 /10
 
Average Rating
6.93 /10
 
Starring
Terminator: Arnold Schwarzenegger , John Connor: Nick Stahl, Kate Brewster: Claire Danes
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Directed by: Jonathan Mostow
Written by: John Brancato, Michael Ferris and Tedi Sarafian

 
 
 
Released: 2003
   
Genre: SCIENCE FICTION
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Origin: US
   
Length: 0
 
 


 
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The chase and fight scenes in this sequel are dazzling. The filmmakers have a solid grasp of what two nearly-unbreakable cyborgs would do to each other and their surroundings in a fight.
(Mervius, Fantastica Daily)
The popcorn movie of summer '03.
(Jack Mathews, New York Daily News)
A summer behemoth that actually lives up to its potential.
(Chris Hewitt, St. Paul Pioneer Press)
A smashing example of bravura filmmaking.
(Timothy Knight, Reel.com)
As an action film it roars forward with agreeable, transporting energy.
(Shawn Levy, Oregonian)
I was pleasantly surprised and duly impressed. Jonathan Mostow has taken good care of Cameron's baby, showing both respect and homage to the characters and trends.
(Ross Anthony, Hollywood Report Card)
Unlike the first two movies, this one doesn't bear the directorial mark of James Cameron, but it still manages to deliver heart-pounding suspense and dark science-fiction vision of a world destroyed.
(Peter Bernard, South Florida Sun-Sentinel)
Terminator 3 mainly works simply because stuff blows up real good, and Arnold looks cool in black leather.
(David Cornelius, Amazing Colossal Website)
The summer movie of 2003 that hard-core action fans have been awaiting.
(James Berardinelli, Reelviews)
Against all odds, a smart, rousing extension of Cameron's paranoid fantasy that not only meshes seamlessly with the past and future continuities of the earlier films, but actually advances the apocalyptic mythology.
(Steven D. Greydanus, Decent Film Guide)
Rise of the Machines works not just as a strong, credible sequel to one of the best sci-fi franchises but as a great popcorn movie on its own.
(Louis B. Hobson, Jam! Movies)
A taut, exciting science-fiction thriller that pumps up our adrenaline without forgetting to engage our heads.
(Mark Caro, Chicago Tribune)
Some purists and major cult fans of the first two films may miss Cameron's directing style, but Machines has a much better script then the first two.
(Paul Clinton, CNN)
T3 is not just a rare example of a worthy sequel to a sequel, it's a rare example of a worthy summer movie, one that does its job above and beyond the fast-food call of duty.
(Terry Lawson, Detroit Free Press)
For the first time this century, sci-fi fans have a sequel that won't leave them disappointed. T3 delivers!
(Alex Sandell, Juicy Cerebellum)

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