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Alien 3

R| 1 hr. 55 min.

Plot Summary
Ellen Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) is the only survivor when she crash lands on Fiorina 161, a bleak wasteland inhabited by former inmates of the planet's maximum security prison. Once again, Ripley must face skepticism and the alien as it hunts down the prisoners and guards. Without weapons or modern technology of any kind, Ripley leads the men into battle against the terrifying creature.

Cast: Sigourney Weaver , Charles S. Dutton , Charles Dance , Paul McGann , Brian Glover , Ralph Brown , Danny Webb , Christopher John Fields

Director: David Fincher

Genres: Science fiction, Horror

Distributor: 20th Century Fox

Alien 3 (1992)

Release Date: May 18th, 1992|1 hr. 55 min.

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  • If Ridley Scott's Alien (1979) had more surprises and James Cameron's Aliens (1986) more thrills, David Fincher's austere, low-tech, darkly funny Alien 3 has more sharply observed characters. show more

  • While director David Fincher drills out some perfunctory, generic scares -- not counting Weaver's buzzcut -- Alien 3 is amazingly dull and humdrum. [20 May 1992] show more

  • Whatever its deficiencies, there's no downplaying the emotions of parting with Ripley. So much attention is paid to the special effects in movies like these, Weaver's accomplishment in developing, deepening and richly glorifying her character stands to be underestimated. [22 May 1992, p.51] show more

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  • August 25, 2008 Mkmiketunney
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    awful. the biggest let down in a series.

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Shelf Life: Alien 3

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In addition to the 'Back to the Future' trilogy, last week saw the release of another hugely-important, geek-friendly franchise: the 'Alien' quadrilogy. Redubbed 'The Alien Anthology' for its Blu-r...

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