Spider-Man 3
Spider-Man 3 (2007)

Your friendly neighborhood web-slinger is back, only this time his sunny outlook has become partially overcast in the third chapter of director Sam Raimi's Spider-Man saga. Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, and James Franco return to… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: October 30, 2007
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Critic Score: 63% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Though there are more characters and plotlines, and the action sequences still dazzle, Spider-Man 3 nonetheless isn't quite as refined as the first two.

Bob Mondello

At 141 minutes, this supe-opera is seriously overextended, with four distinct subplots and way too much hand-wringing over things like the heroine's singing career.

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Stephanie Zacharek

Raimi at least manages to make it both huge and human.

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Margaret Pomeranz
At the Movies (Australia)

Bored. Bored witless.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Too many villains, too many pale plot strands, too many romantic misunderstandings, too many conversations, too many street crowds looking high into the air and shouting "oooh!" this way, then swiveling and shouting "aaah!" that way.

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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal

After two epic successes that deserved their success, the latest installment swings between intense action sequences and unaccountably flat dramatic interludes.

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David Stratton
At the Movies (Australia)

Spider-Man 3 is the longest film in the series so far, and perhaps it tries to pack in rather too much. But it's intelligently directed by Sam Raimi and, with all those eye-popping set pieces, it's certainly never boring.

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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Notwithstanding a cute scene in which Peter enlists suave maitre d' Bruce Campbell to help him propose to Mary Jane, director Sam Raimi's juggling of the comedy and the action is unusually flat-footed.

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James Berardinelli

One has to consider that the film's problems -- and they are numerous -- may be the product of the franchise's runaway popularity.

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Ryan Gilbey
New Statesman

The breeziness that was so refreshing in the other episodes has been largely replaced by the kind of misery and moping that we can get from any old superhero.

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Flixster Audience Score: 51% Flixster User Reviews
Phil Hubbs
So I think the main number one big ginormous flaw in this movie is the fact they use too many villains and plots, I'm sure we can all agree on this. Way… More
Edward Boxler
The next film needs to focus solely on J Jonah Jameson (J.K. Simmons). He is the most entertaining element to Spider-Man 3, a film that is just filled with… More
xGary Xx
Harry loses his memory after attacking Peter and their friendship is seemingly restored leaving him free to hunt down the man truly responsible for Uncle… More
Samuel Riley
What makes this one seem more disappointing is that there is too many villians that there isn't enough focus compared to Dr Octopus and the Green Goblin.… More
KJ Proulx
"Spider-Man 3," i'm not going to lie, has tons of plot holes; However, I find this film extremely entertaining! Ever since I first laid eyes on… More
Mike S
Five years have passed and yet the huge letdown that came with this film, is still felt like a deep stab wound. The first two were so great and then they had to… More