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Hangover Part III – Reviews round-up

Hangover Part III - Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis, Ken Jeong and Ed Helms
Hangover Part III - Phil (Bradley Cooper), Alan (Zach Galifianakis), Mr Chow (Ken Jeong) and Stu (Ed Helms) ©2012 Warner Bros

While The Hangover Part III tries hard to be fresh and not repeat the almost similar plots of the first two movies it misses the mark by a long shot and does not even feature a hangover!

New York Times The Hangover Part III review

As the expectant audience at the screening I attended waited for The Hangover Part III to explode into action with the usual lewd gross-out antics, only a few scattered laughs could be heard, along with much grumbling after the final credits.

For 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.

[Rating: 1 star] From our reading of the review

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Variety The Hangover Part III review

Nearly bereft of laughs, this final Hangover should nonetheless generate lucrative business due to simple brand recognition and a desire to see the old gang one last time as they dutifully, distractedly wind down the clock.

[Rating: 2 star] From our reading of the review

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The Washington Post Hangover Part III review

So, no drugs, no booze, no hangover. It’s part manhunt, part heist. And it takes them, at first, to Mexico, and then — sigh — back to Vegas in pursuit of the gold and Chow, who ultimately proves as slippery and unreliable as in the first two films.

Does the change-up work? Sadly, it does not.

[Rating: 1 star] From our reading of the review

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Entertainment Weekly Hangover Part III review

Part caper, part coming-of-adulthood story, Hangover III never settles into a debauched groove.

As a Sin City romp, it’s too tame. And as a ”very special” ode to Alan’s journey to responsibility, it’s a miscalculation of what fans want from a series featuring a smoking monkey.

That said, you should stick around for the end credits because there’s a Helms sight gag that’s absolutely priceless.

[Rating: 3.5 star]

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Our overall view based on these reviews is: [Rating: 2 star].