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New York Times:
Alien 3 belongs to that branch of fantasy comics, best exemplified by the Road Warrior movies, in which the iron and space ages meet for dizzy results.
A grimly seductive end-of-the-world thriller, with pop-tragic overtones that build in resonance as the movie goes on.
Good acting has salvaged many a poor script in the past, but not here.
There are a few narrative twists, but not enough new ideas to keep us guessing. In the end, we're stuck running through air shafts and corridors again.
Ironically, Alien 3 is not a bad movie. In fact -- here's the rub -- it's too interesting to make an exciting summer flick.