Metascore
57

Mixed or average reviews - based on 30 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 30
  2. Negative: 2 out of 30
Watch On
  1. 60
    An enjoyable, noisy romp.
  2. Reviewed by: Todd McCarthy
    60
    It's hard to dislike a movie this light-hearted, but there's something terribly ephemeral about it as well; it's a film of complete weightlessness.
  3. Aims for the fun and sensation of being inside a video game, but not a whole lot more.
  4. 60
    Some viewers will miss the warmth and boisterous family dynamics of its predecessors.
  5. Good intentions are no substitute for good filmmaking, and Spy Kids 3D is nothing more than a retread in flashier clothing.
  6. Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over, is still offbeat, but more in the sense of unco-ordinated than syncopated.
  7. Reviewed by: Richard Corliss
    50
    Its visual thrills are chilly and wearying compared with the other films' quirky humanity. It's not a megamovie; it's a Sega movie.
  8. A movie designed to wow winds up feeling cold, not, ya know, cool; the charm of the 2001 original has been decimated, its heart replaced with a microprocessor.
  9. Starts off with a burst of energy but becomes tedious midway through.
  10. Reviewed by: Ed Park
    50
    SK3D, alas, banks it all on a dead-end VR aesthetic, albeit one emitting a certain black-hole fascination.
  11. In sum, it's a quintessential summer film, especially if you're 8 years old and in the mood for a quick dose of mindless fun.
  12. 40
    Overall it's a harmless disappointment, hampered by the thin story and a surprisingly dreary looking video-game setting, heavy on the floating platforms, cartoony future-cityscapes and goofy gadgetry.
  13. The climax, like the film itself, is big, loud, and looks cool enough, which is what we’ve come to expect from summer movies … but not from Robert Rodriguez.
User Score
5.5

Mixed or average reviews- based on 86 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 41
  2. Negative: 13 out of 41
  1. Dec 31, 2011
    4
    Spy Kids gets worse and worse with every new installment: the acting, the plot, the dialogue. The only thing that gets better is the specialSpy Kids gets worse and worse with every new installment: the acting, the plot, the dialogue. The only thing that gets better is the special effects. Apparently, that is all people care about anymore. Full Review »
  2. Oct 17, 2011
    4
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link to view. The idea of 3-D is wisely used for "Spy Kids 3-D", but the other components, such as the story or acting, kinda lowered the bar for this film. Full Review »
  3. Aug 9, 2011
    1
    57? Are you kidding me? People think this movie is good? Did this director make me want to hate Sly Stallone? This movie was worthless ****57? Are you kidding me? People think this movie is good? Did this director make me want to hate Sly Stallone? This movie was worthless **** The worst thing Elijah Wood has ever done and he was in it for 30 seconds Full Review »