Alien 3

Lists: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Girls with Guns, Monster movie

Brief Synopsis: "After escaping with Newt and Hicks from the alien planet, Ripley crash lands on Fiorina 161, a prison planet and host to a correctional facility. Unfortunately, although Newt and Hicks do not survive the crash, a more unwelcome visitor does. The prison does not allow weapons of any kind, and with aid being a long time away, the prisoners must simply survive in any way they can."

Overall Ranking: 2596 (Rank from 1992: # 29)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 5.88%
Regular 35.29%
Half-Popped 52.94%
Stale 0%
Burnt 5.88%


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Reviewer Rating Review
CinemaVisitor Erik85
Cassidy Haynes83
Tim Belloff80
Adam Shaftoe70
Sir M Hayes XIV65 - decent. Not a huge fan of this franchise.
Jeremy M65
BTS Brian65
A Moot Point with Aling Lukring61(full review)
Dave Examines Movies59(full review)
Darren of Movie Reviews 10156(full review)
Rob from GuysFilmQuest55
Sober Film Critic James Brown52(full review)
Brandon H50
Drezzy50 - I'm a massive fan of this franchise. Some kids had Star Wars, some kids had Star Trek, but I had the Alien Trilogy. Seeing as I saw Aliens first and then Alien, I had some high hopes for this as a tyke, not knowing the negative aura surrounding its questionable quality. That said? There's a really, REALLY good movie hidden somewhere in this mess. There's a few damn good performances (Sigourney is great in everything, ditto Charles S. Dutton, and the rest of the cast was better than they needed to be) and lots of great ideas, but the constant changes made by producers Giler and Hill ruined everything. You'd think that they'd have learned from this mistake, but no: Alien Resurrection saw similar changes from the producers without the consent of neither director nor screenwriter, further resulting in a shyte movie, whereas Alien and Aliens saw Ridley Scott and James Cameron, respectively, have virtually total control over the end product (though Scott often conversed with producers due to the budgetary constraints and asked Roy Schusset/Dan O'Bannon for their input as they came up with the story and screenplay).
Bryan Lienesch48 - Such a letdown compared to Scott's and Cameron's films. Fincher does virtually nothing different and fails to keep your attention to boot.
Mark Chapman40
Words of WisTIM5(full review)

People Involved

  • Sigourney Weaver (Ripley)
  • Charles S. Dutton (Dillon)
  • Charles Dance (Clemens)
  • Pete Postlethwaite (David)
  • Ralph Brown (Aaron)
  • Paul McGann (Golic)
  • Danny Webb (Morse)
  • Lance Henriksen (Bishop II)
  • Brian Glover (Andrews)
  • Tom Woodruff Jr. (Alien)
  • Deobia Oparei (Arthur)
  • Niall Buggy (Eric)
  • Christopher John Fields (Rains)
  • Peter Guinness (Gregor)
  • Vincenzo Nicoli (Jude)
  • Christopher Fairbank (Murphy)
  • Philip Davis (Kevin)
  • Paul Brennen (Troy)
  • Clive Mantle (William)
  • Carl Chase (Frank)
  • Hi Ching (Company Man)
  • Leon Herbert (Boggs)
  • Danielle Edmond (Newt)
  • Holt McCallany (Junior)
  • David Fincher (Director)

  • Other Movies in the Series

  • Alien
  • Aliens
  • Alien Resurrection
  • Included in Achievement Trios...

  • Alien Trilogy