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‘The Hangover III’ Reviews: Critics Call It ‘Dull, Lazy’ & ‘Too Tame’

Fri, May 24, 2013 10:43am EDT by Chloe Melas 4 Comments
The Hangover Part III Reviews
Courtesy Of Legendary Pictures

‘Hangover 3’ hits theaters on May 24 but it doesn’t sound like it was a hit among film critics and has to agree. Will you still see the movie?

Hangover 3 is here! But before you rush over to your local movie theater, you might want to check out these reviews. Brace yourselves, it’s not looking good.

‘Hangover 3’ Reviews Call Film ‘Bad, Disappointing, Dull’

Unfortunately it does not look like a third time is a charm for these hilarious guys. Even though they went back to Vegas for more craziness, it appears it didn’t cause any laugh out loud moments for the movie buffs.

New York Post: “The good news is that The Hangover Part III isn’t a rerun like the second episode. The bad news is everything else. For all the promise of mayhem and WTF moments, the final episode hits you with all the force of a warm can of O’Doul’s.” “We were really hoping for another hit for Zach Galifianakis and the gang but it just wasn’t that funny. Sure, there are moments when Leslie Chow [Ken Jeong] steals the show, along with Melissa McCarthy, but overall it was a bit of a dud.”

New York Times: “These superannuated party animals try vainly to stir up some enthusiasm during a return visit to Las Vegas, the site of the first Hangover movie. But their heart isn’t in it … dull, lazy walkthrough.”

The Hollywood Reporter: “Young viewers looking for unbridled raunch will be sadly disappointed, and so will other moviegoers expecting more than a few wan chuckles. This picture is like a brightly colored balloon with all the comic air seeping out.”

Time Out New York: “Humor feels like an afterthought: Galifianakis’ clueless manchild act, always a winner, feels pitifully DOA, while Cooper and Helms, having realized they could play their respective douche-dude and nebbish roles in their sleep, proceed to do just that.”

Entertainment Weekly: “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.”

USA Today: “It’s more a road movie with action elements than a comedy, and the debauchery of the first two films is missing.”

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More ‘Hangover Part 3’ Previews:

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