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  1. Positive: 25 out of 40
  2. Negative: 2 out of 40
  1. 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.
  2. 80
    The good news about Spider-Man 3 is that it's more of the same -- except better.
  3. 75
    There are delicious bits aplenty in Spider-Man 3 for those who care to notice.
  4. Reviewed by: Glenn Kenny
    63
    This incarnation of Spider Man seems to forget that its source material was a comic book that wanted to transcend its genre. This is a movie that's content to be pretty good within its genre, with the main distinction of being much bigger than any of its competition.
  5. 60
    Still smart, still exciting and still action-packed. It's just a shame to note that, after promising greatness, all Spider-Man 3 delivers is satisfaction.
  6. Though aspects of it are entertaining, the presence of all these mismatched pieces give Spider-Man 3 an ungainly, cumbersome feeling, as if its plot elements were the product of competing contractors who never saw the need to cooperate on a coherent final product.
  7. "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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  1. Oct 7, 2010
    10
    To be honest, I didn't what was so bad about this movie! I've heard complaints about Venom, too many villains, etc. Well, whatever! I don'tTo be honest, I didn't what was so bad about this movie! I've heard complaints about Venom, too many villains, etc. Well, whatever! I don't care for any of that! As long as I'm entertained, that's all that matters for me! Expand
  2. EddieB.
    May 5, 2007
    10
    The best comedic/action flick according to date, in the year of 2007. The theme of humanity and forgiveness is beautiful. Learn to love and The best comedic/action flick according to date, in the year of 2007. The theme of humanity and forgiveness is beautiful. Learn to love and stop hating from within. Expand
  3. Oct 12, 2012
    8
    Very good sequel to Spiderman, but no better than the first part. I recommend it to fans of Spiderman. This film is full of surprises thatVery good sequel to Spiderman, but no better than the first part. I recommend it to fans of Spiderman. This film is full of surprises that will leave you open-mouthed. Expand
  4. ChadS.
    May 8, 2007
    6
    A plot convolution that preceeds the final action set-piece prevents "Spider-Man 3" from soaring to even the modest level of the A plot convolution that preceeds the final action set-piece prevents "Spider-Man 3" from soaring to even the modest level of the original(never-mind the near-brilliant second installment) "Spider-Man". The piece of pertinent information that Harry(James Franco) at long last learns is baffling in its tardiness, because you can't figure out the logic behind the teller's machinations in needlessly drawing out the long-standing vendetta his employer has against Peter Parker(Tobey Maguire). To spill the beans so late in the trilogy seems like an arbitrary decision on the screenwriter's part to move the story along. It doesn't feel organic. "Spider-Man 3" peaks during Maguire's dance number which smartly deconstructs the movie musical by lifting the veil of narcissism that's inherent in all musical numbers. Parker must have some deep-seated jealousy towards Mary Jane(Kirsten Dunst) and her burgeoning musical career. Since this is apparently the case(Parker never attends another performance), there should be some alteration in Maguire's glowing demeanor throughout Mary Jane's performance of the Broadway show's opening number as an indicator to his threatened ego. Expand
  5. Jan 13, 2012
    4
    Compared to the other Spider Man movies, this is bad. The history isn't nice as the first movie's and it's way less enjoyable. The enemy:Compared to the other Spider Man movies, this is bad. The history isn't nice as the first movie's and it's way less enjoyable. The enemy: Venom, is the nicest thing of the movie...probably one of the only things nice in it. Expand
  6. HollywoodDeBoer
    May 20, 2007
    3
    Half a billion dollars when into this movie, and I spent half of it covering my eyes beause i felt personally embarrased for toby and every Half a billion dollars when into this movie, and I spent half of it covering my eyes beause i felt personally embarrased for toby and every actor that unforunetly starred in this peice of garbage. I understand that it is hard to make a movie when you have fan-boys breathing down your neck, but boy this isn't even close. The black suit was supose to make spiderman stronger and faster and meaner, it just made him emo and a prick, and hearing topher's grace come out of venom in full suit left a lot to be desired. Next time, maybe explain what the suit does to spiderman pyhsically not just mentally. 500 million dollars down the tubes. Heck, that money could have been more well spent hiring some original writers. Expand
  7. Enrique
    May 4, 2007
    0
    A big, resounding bomb!

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