Metascore
30

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 37 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 37
  2. Negative: 19 out of 37
  1. Reviewed by: Joe Neumaier
    May 22, 2013
    80
    Galifianakis, though, is the key here. Able to smash a scene to smithereens with the simplest of lines, the hirsute comic is as unpredictable as ever, yet takes director Todd Phillips’ bait to up the stakes.
  2. Reviewed by: Laremy Legel
    May 22, 2013
    77
    The franchise is sent off in style, a reminder of why it earned such praise and affection in the first place, the wolfpack giving us one final howl at the moon.
  3. Reviewed by: Chris Nashawaty
    May 22, 2013
    67
    You should stick around for the end credits because there's a Helms sight gag that's absolutely priceless. The movie could've used more laughs like that one.
  4. Reviewed by: Steve Persall
    May 22, 2013
    67
    The Hangover Part III is more like "Beverly Hills Cop," a generic crime flick improved by comical touches that shouldn't fit the proceedings.
  5. Reviewed by: Mike Scott
    May 22, 2013
    60
    And so the real question isn't whether director Todd Phillips' third -- and, he insists, the final -- installment in the unabashedly crude, very R-rated comedy trilogy is funny. Of course, it is.
  6. Reviewed by: Kimberley Jones
    May 23, 2013
    50
    This is in fact the end – it is what is. We’ve had some good laughs. Let’s part amicably.
  7. Reviewed by: A.A. Dowd
    May 22, 2013
    50
    The best that can be said for the third, supposedly final chapter is that it jettisons the retracing-our-steps scenario of the 2009 original and its 2011 carbon-copy sequel. There is, in other words, no hangover in The Hangover Part III.
  8. Reviewed by: Steven Rea
    May 22, 2013
    50
    Most of it plays like Jackass.
  9. Reviewed by: Richard Roeper
    May 22, 2013
    50
    Director Todd Phillips has delivered a film so different from the first two, one could even ask if this is even supposed to be a comedy. I'm not saying it's an unfunny comedy wannabe; I'm saying it plays more like a straightforward, real-world thriller with a few laughs than a hard-R slapstick farce.
  10. 50
    As "Hangovers" go, Part III isn't challenging or unpleasant, just instantly forgettable. It won't take much to sleep this one off.
  11. Reviewed by: Peter Rainer
    May 23, 2013
    42
    The tonal problem of the second installment, which often resembled a drug-infested pulp thriller instead of a comedy, is also problematic here.
  12. Reviewed by: Rodrigo Perez
    May 22, 2013
    42
    It would be unfair and an exaggeration to say 'Part III' ends with a whimper, as there are a few moments to savor, but there's hardly a climatic bang and, sadly, absolutely nothing epic and explosive about this rather tepid and forgettable trilogy closer.
  13. Reviewed by: Bill Goodykoontz
    May 22, 2013
    40
    It's an unnecessary movie, with some funny parts and a few callbacks to the original, as if visiting Las Vegas for a bit might bring back some of the original magic. It doesn't, but at least this time it seems like they're trying. A little, at least.
  14. Reviewed by: Chris Packham
    May 21, 2013
    40
    With The Hangover Part III, director Todd Phillips continues to occupy an apt (and very lucrative) niche, casting rich, entitled fraternity dicks as underdog heroes beset by shrewish women, foreigners with funny accents, and even animals-often cute animals with big, dewy eyes.
  15. Reviewed by: Matthew Leyland
    May 21, 2013
    40
    Less abrasive than Part II, but lacking any of Part I's freshness, this is the most lacklustre return-to-Vegas, trilogy-closing caper since "Ocean's Thirteen."
  16. Reviewed by: Stephen Farber
    May 21, 2013
    40
    Young viewers looking for unbridled raunch will be sadly disappointed, and so will other moviegoers expecting more than a few wan chuckles. This picture is like a brightly colored balloon with all the comic air seeping out.
  17. Reviewed by: Andrew Barker
    May 21, 2013
    40
    Ditching the hangovers, the backward structure, the fleshed-out characters and any sense of debauchery or fun, this installment instead just thrusts its long-suffering protagonists into a rote chase narrative, periodically pausing to trot out fan favorites for a curtain call.
  18. Reviewed by: Olly Richards
    May 20, 2013
    40
    Tonally a complete departure from the rest of the series, which is at once laudably brave and disappointingly unfunny.
  19. Reviewed by: Odie Henderson
    Jun 6, 2013
    38
    The Hangover Part III plays more like a caper film — “Alan’s Eleven,” perhaps — than a comedy. While Phillips ably handles the action sequences, he and co-screenwriter Craig Mazin can’t juggle both genres in the screenplay.
  20. Reviewed by: James Berardinelli
    May 23, 2013
    38
    "The Hangover" was high octane fun. "The Hangover Part II," despite its repetitive nature, was enjoyable. The Hangover Part III is some kind of hideous experiment in mass consumer torture.
  21. Reviewed by: Peter Travers
    May 23, 2013
    38
    What happened, bitches? Didn't the letdown of The Hangover Part II – basically Part I set in Thailand but minus the laughs – teach you anything? Guess not.
  22. Reviewed by: Joe Williams
    May 22, 2013
    38
    The good news is that Ed Helms doesn’t wake up in a Tijuana brothel with an amputated leg and a donkey in the room. The bad news is that you’ll wish he had.
  23. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    May 22, 2013
    38
    Nothing about this rote exercise feels remotely fresh. It's a re-tread of the 2009 original, sans the inspired lunacy.
  24. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    May 22, 2013
    38
    This third go-round for the "Wolf Pack" doesn't bother to Xerox the original 2009 hit comedy, as 2011's witless "Hangover 2" did. Instead, the new movie heads in different, if utterly formulaic, directions. So it's not terrible. It's just bad.
  25. Reviewed by: Michael O'Sullivan
    May 23, 2013
    25
    To make matters worse, this third “Hangover” is dull.
  26. Reviewed by: Rene Rodriguez
    May 23, 2013
    25
    There’s exactly one good scene in all of The Hangover Part III, a hilarious bit of business halfway during the end credits that reminds you what made the original film so good.
  27. Reviewed by: Mick LaSalle
    May 22, 2013
    25
    If the first "Hangover" movie were this awful, there never would have been a Part Two. This is a joyless, unfunny mix of comedy and drama, a complete waste of time, with exactly one good joke in the entire movie. It comes in the first minute. After that, you can leave.
  28. Reviewed by: Steve Rose
    May 27, 2013
    20
    This is less a caper than a trudge; a linear adventure that proceeds in fits and starts, with few surprises and fewer laughs. There's barely even a hangover.
  29. Reviewed by: Bilge Ebiri
    May 23, 2013
    20
    Turgid, unfunny catastrophe.
  30. Reviewed by: Mary Pols
    May 23, 2013
    20
    The Hangover Part III gives off such a stench of creative decay that it hardly seems possible that even Phillips or his co-writers have any use for the movie themselves. If a movie can be self-loathing and self-destructive, it’s this one.
  31. Reviewed by: Betsy Sharkey
    May 22, 2013
    20
    Chow is actually an apt metaphor for the movie - indescribably irritating and only in it for the money.
  32. Reviewed by: Tim Robey
    May 21, 2013
    20
    Bad scripting, bad plotting, terrible joke formulation, and not a single character actually having a hangover until part-way through the end credits. What kind of a Hangover movie is this?
  33. Reviewed by: David Fear
    May 21, 2013
    20
    Part III has curiously little interest in being even remotely funny.
  34. Reviewed by: Stephen Whitty
    May 23, 2013
    16
    Galifianakis tries hard, and he has a few nice moments with guest star Melissa McCarthy, but this is a movie to make teetotalers of us all.
  35. Reviewed by: Kyle Smith
    May 22, 2013
    12
    The good news is that The Hangover Part III isn't a rerun like the second episode. The bad news is everything else. For all the promise of mayhem and WTF moments, the final episode hits you with all the force of a warm can of O'Doul's.
  36. Reviewed by: Stephen Holden
    May 22, 2013
    10
    The Hangover Part III, directed by Todd Phillips from a screenplay he wrote with Craig Mazin, is a dull, lazy walkthrough that along with "The Big Wedding" has a claim to be the year's worst star-driven movie.
  37. Reviewed by: Rick Groen
    May 23, 2013
    0
    Not just bad, but weirdly, fascinatingly bad.
User Score
5.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 446 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 62 out of 129
  2. Negative: 37 out of 129
  1. May 23, 2013
    10
    IGNORE THE REVIEWS. The movie is hilarious. I saw it in a packed cinema and everyone was laughing throughout! It is a different, darker approach to the trilogy and it works! Its the perfect balance of sinister/hilarious. The Hangover is usually centered around Stu but now it's Alan's movie and the change pays off. DEFINITELY WORTH YOUR MONEY, THIS METACRITIC SCORE IS AN ABOMINATION!! Full Review »
  2. May 24, 2013
    8
    Not as funny as one. But still better than two. This was a good end to a good trilogy. Pacing was kinda slow at times and they still showed to much in the previews. But not enough to where all the jokes were told. Only real complaint is no ending pictures. Full Review »
  3. May 23, 2013
    3
    I liked Part 2 enough. At least it was decently funny. This 3rd film is just a lazy heist film more than a comedy, and just doesn't have any of the heart, fun or laughs that embodied the first film. I can't stop you from seeing it, but please wait for DVD. Full Review »