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78
Reality has overtaken the movies here, which, I suppose, makes T3 all the more cathartically appealing. At least onscreen we have Arnold Schwarzenegger in our corner.
75
Premiere
It puts almost everything it has into its explosive set pieces, but manages to instill the audience with just enough emotional involvement. If, Ah-nold decides to come bach again, this installment should ensure he has an audience.
75
Charlotte Observer
Though this film doesn't have the novelty value of the first or the complex plotting of the second, it boasts the most spectacular single sequence.
60
Chicago Reader
Less about the characters than about the first two movies, whose best scenes it congeals into ritual or parody.
50
If none of this seems particularly fresh, you're right. "T3" is strikingly similar to "T2" and "T," reflecting Hollywood's reluctance to tamper with a hit series.
50
Slate
The villain comes back more times than Wile E. Coyote. I found it tiresome and witless and numbingly repetitive, but action mavens won't feel cheated.
50
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 inescapable.
50
Film Threat
Unfolds as a thrilling piece of entertainment, but it has a third act and ending that don’t work and shouldn’t ever work.
40
Washington Post
Wastes no time getting very loud and very silly and never really lets up.
25
New York Post
Pointless and mind-numbing.

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