Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines

Intermedia Films / IMF Released 2003



User Score: 82

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Movie Summary

Jonathan Mostow

The machines who rule the future sent an unstoppable Terminator to assassinate the young John Connor. They failed. Now, they're trying again, and Connor must face a female Terminatrix with power over all the machines. But a new T-800 unit Terminator sent back through time will guide him through the coming battle.

Metacritic Score

  • 90

    Variety Todd McCarthy

    T3 delivers the goods. A hard-hitting, straight-ahead sci-fi actioner with none of the pretentions and ponderousness that have put at least a portion of the public off of "The Matr...

  • 80

    Los Angeles Times Kenneth Turan

    An expertly paced and efficient sci-fi thrill machine, "T3" effectively marries impressive action sequences with persuasive storytelling and its star's uniquely appealing style of ...

  • 60

    The New York Times Dana Stevens

    For all the hype and the inevitable box office bonanza, Terminator 3 is essentially a B movie, content to be loud, dumb and obvious.

  • different but good

    This movie has the odd position of not needed but still good and adds more. Sure it kicks out the make the right choice message from the 2nd terminator but it adds a new message in taking responsibility for what you will and have to do. John Conner has been hiding from the world for ten years, so when another terminator comes to kill him, it instead has to go after all of his future generals in the human resistance. When it does stumble upon him, Arnold comes to the rescue. The t-800 in this movie still has its charm and goofiness from the last one, so the interactions between him and other people are still very amusing. Not to spoil anything but the terminator in my opinion makes the biggest sacrifice in this movie. Even bigger then the one in the last. Though you can skip this one, Rise of the machines is still worth your time. Check it outmoreless

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    • Production Budget - $200,000,000
      Domestic Gross - $150,371,112 (8th)
      Worldwide Gross - $433,371,112 (7th)

      Domestic Adjusted for 2013 - $203,487,276
      Worldwide Adjusted for 2013 - $586,452,450

    • Other production companies:
      C-2 Pictures
      Mostow/Lieberman Productions
      Columbia TriStar Film Distributors (UK distributor)
      Warner Bros. (US distrubutor)

    • Filming locations include:
      Santa Clarita, California
      Sunland, Los Angeles
      Acton, California
      Beverly Hills, California
      Culver City, California
      Downey Studios, California
      Glendale, California
      Lancaster, California
      Los Angeles Center Studios, California
      New Deal Studios, Los Angeles, California
      Los Angeles, California
      Palmdale, California
      Downey, California
      Tujunga, Los Angeles, California
      Whittier, California

    • Tagline:
      The Machines Will Rise

    • Music:
      Macho Man
      Written by Henri Belolo, Jacques Morali, Peter Whitehead and Victor Willis
      Performed by The Village People
      Dat Funky Man
      Words by Jonathan Mostow
      Music by Peter Beckett
      Performed by William Randolph III
      I Told You
      Written by Mia Julia Schettino
      Performed by Mia Julia
      Words by Jonathan Mostow
      Music by Peter Beckett
      Performed by Peter Beckett
      Written & Performed by Peter Beckett
      Can't Hide This
      Written by Dawn Fintor, Jeff Richards, Scott Sadlon & Buck Sanders
      Performed by Mega Jeff
      The Current
      Written by Goldman, Stanton, Wink, Dyas, Gleitsman
      Performed by Blue Man Group featuring Gavin Rossdale
      The Terminator
      Written by Brad Fiedel


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