Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over

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. 100
    There are no boring, expository sequences; no depressing, grown-up politics. Instead, Rodriguez gifts us with a kaleidoscope of energy and invention.
  2. The nuttiest big-screen video game you'll ever have the pleasure of seeing somebody else play.
  3. A good example of complex Hollywood wizardry placed in the service of sharp, intelligent family entertainment.
  4. 80
    One of the best part 3's ever made, and Rodriguez's knack for concocting the most imaginatively deranged children's entertainments since "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" remains unassailed.
  5. 80
    Filled with video-game in-jokes, Spy Kids 3 comes roaring to life in action scenes based on different gaming genres, each of which takes full advantage of the 3-D effects.
  6. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    75
    Amid the razzle-dazzle, Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over is sweetly inspiring.
  7. Rodriguez manages to work in some nicely cornball messages (family togetherness and forgiveness is good, Stallone doing comedy is bad) and theatergoers get to walk out with their very own way-cool cardboard anaglyphic eyeglasses.
  8. It's ''The Matrix'' meets ''TRON'' meets ''Jimmy Neutron,'' with all the cheery (if not cheesy) evanescence of a Jolly Rancher commercial. I mean that as a compliment.
  9. 75
    In a summer in which every blockbuster is zealous to be a video game, Rodriguez, with a wink, has produced his own.
  10. Rodriguez has a sure sense of scale and pacing as well as an artisan's relaxed control of the material.
  11. Bears a wealth of imaginative riches and a signature mix of outre personalities and gadgets.
  12. 63
    Easily the slightest and most frenetic entry in the trilogy. But it might also turn out to be the fan favorite, because the movie is nothing but eye candy and visual sensation.
  13. 63
    It's an awkward technique that outlived its usefulness more than four decades ago. I like the movie, but hate its presentation.
  14. Stay through to the end credits, where the two child protagonists (Sabara and Vega) are shown as they were then and as they are now. Rodriguez's best achievement is in spotting the innate talent that would shine through in those two kids.
  15. 63
    The filmmaker's imagination is too rich for Spy Kids 3-D to be written off as a failure. But it's too bad that while the visuals have gained a dimension, the story has lost one.
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 »