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The Hangover Part III (2013)

Country: USA

Genres: Comedy, Crime

Taglines: It all ends.

Director: Todd Phillips

Writers: Todd Phillips, Craig Mazin, Jon Lucas, Scott Moore, ...

Stars: Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, Justin Bartha, ...

In the aftermath of the death of Alan's father, the wolfpack decide to take Alan to get treated for his mental issues. But things start to go wrong on the way to the hospital as the wolfpack is assaulted and Doug is kidnapped. Now they must find Mr. Chow again in order to surrender him to the gangster who kidnapped Doug in order to save him.

80 | 2013-05-22 | Joe Neumaier

Galifianakis, though, is the key here. Able to smash a scene to smithereens with the simplest of lines, the hirsute comic is as unpredictable as ever, yet takes director Todd Phillips’ bait to up the stakes.
Read More: New York Daily News

77 | 2013-05-22 | Laremy Legel

The franchise is sent off in style, a reminder of why it earned such praise and affection in the first place, the wolfpack giving us one final howl at the moon.
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67 | 2013-05-22 | Chris Nashawaty

You should stick around for the end credits because there's a Helms sight gag that's absolutely priceless. The movie could've used more laughs like that one.
Read More: Entertainment Weekly

67 | 2013-05-22 | Steve Persall

The Hangover Part III is more like "Beverly Hills Cop," a generic crime flick improved by comical touches that shouldn't fit the proceedings.
Read More: Tampa Bay Times

60 | 2013-05-22 | Mike Scott

And so the real question isn't whether director Todd Phillips' third -- and, he insists, the final -- installment in the unabashedly crude, very R-rated comedy trilogy is funny. Of course, it is.
Read More: New Orleans Times-Picayune

50 | 2013-05-23 | Kimberley Jones

This is in fact the end – it is what is. We’ve had some good laughs. Let’s part amicably.
Read More: Austin Chronicle

50 | 2013-05-22 | A.A. Dowd

The best that can be said for the third, supposedly final chapter is that it jettisons the retracing-our-steps scenario of the 2009 original and its 2011 carbon-copy sequel. There is, in other words, no hangover in The Hangover Part III.
Read More: The A.V. Club

50 | 2013-05-22 | Steven Rea

Most of it plays like Jackass.
Read More: Philadelphia Inquirer

50 | 2013-05-22 | Richard Roeper

Director Todd Phillips has delivered a film so different from the first two, one could even ask if this is even supposed to be a comedy. I'm not saying it's an unfunny comedy wannabe; I'm saying it plays more like a straightforward, real-world thriller with a few laughs than a hard-R slapstick farce.
Read More: Chicago Sun-Times

50 | 2013-05-21 | Roger Moore

As "Hangovers" go, Part III isn't challenging or unpleasant, just instantly forgettable. It won't take much to sleep this one off.
Read More: McClatchy-Tribune News Service

42 | 2013-05-23 | Peter Rainer

The tonal problem of the second installment, which often resembled a drug-infested pulp thriller instead of a comedy, is also problematic here.
Read More: Christian Science Monitor

42 | 2013-05-22 | Rodrigo Perez

It would be unfair and an exaggeration to say 'Part III' ends with a whimper, as there are a few moments to savor, but there's hardly a climatic bang and, sadly, absolutely nothing epic and explosive about this rather tepid and forgettable trilogy closer.
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40 | 2013-05-22 | Bill Goodykoontz

It's an unnecessary movie, with some funny parts and a few callbacks to the original, as if visiting Las Vegas for a bit might bring back some of the original magic. It doesn't, but at least this time it seems like they're trying. A little, at least.
Read More: Arizona Republic

40 | 2013-05-21 | Chris Packham

With The Hangover Part III, director Todd Phillips continues to occupy an apt (and very lucrative) niche, casting rich, entitled fraternity dicks as underdog heroes beset by shrewish women, foreigners with funny accents, and even animals-often cute animals with big, dewy eyes.
Read More: Village Voice

40 | 2013-05-21 | Matthew Leyland

Less abrasive than Part II, but lacking any of Part I's freshness, this is the most lacklustre return-to-Vegas, trilogy-closing caper since "Ocean's Thirteen."
Read More: Total Film

40 | 2013-05-21 | Stephen Farber

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.
Read More: The Hollywood Reporter

40 | 2013-05-21 | Andrew Barker

Ditching the hangovers, the backward structure, the fleshed-out characters and any sense of debauchery or fun, this installment instead just thrusts its long-suffering protagonists into a rote chase narrative, periodically pausing to trot out fan favorites for a curtain call.
Read More: Variety

40 | 2013-05-20 | Olly Richards

Tonally a complete departure from the rest of the series, which is at once laudably brave and disappointingly unfunny.
Read More: Empire

38 | 2013-06-06 | Odie Henderson

The Hangover Part III plays more like a caper film — “Alan’s Eleven,” perhaps — than a comedy. While Phillips ably handles the action sequences, he and co-screenwriter Craig Mazin can’t juggle both genres in the screenplay.
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38 | 2013-05-23 | James Berardinelli

"The Hangover" was high octane fun. "The Hangover Part II," despite its repetitive nature, was enjoyable. The Hangover Part III is some kind of hideous experiment in mass consumer torture.
Read More: ReelViews

38 | 2013-05-23 | Peter Travers

What happened, bitches? Didn't the letdown of The Hangover Part II – basically Part I set in Thailand but minus the laughs – teach you anything? Guess not.
Read More: Rolling Stone

38 | 2013-05-22 | Joe Williams

The good news is that Ed Helms doesn’t wake up in a Tijuana brothel with an amputated leg and a donkey in the room. The bad news is that you’ll wish he had.
Read More: St. Louis Post-Dispatch

38 | 2013-05-22 | Claudia Puig

Nothing about this rote exercise feels remotely fresh. It's a re-tread of the 2009 original, sans the inspired lunacy.
Read More: USA Today

38 | 2013-05-22 | Ty Burr

This third go-round for the "Wolf Pack" doesn't bother to Xerox the original 2009 hit comedy, as 2011's witless "Hangover 2" did. Instead, the new movie heads in different, if utterly formulaic, directions. So it's not terrible. It's just bad.
Read More: Boston Globe

25 | 2013-05-23 | Michael O'Sullivan

To make matters worse, this third “Hangover” is dull.
Read More: Washington Post

25 | 2013-05-23 | Rene Rodriguez

There’s exactly one good scene in all of The Hangover Part III, a hilarious bit of business halfway during the end credits that reminds you what made the original film so good.
Read More: Miami Herald

25 | 2013-05-22

If the first "Hangover" movie were this awful, there never would have been a Part Two. This is a joyless, unfunny mix of comedy and drama, a complete waste of time, with exactly one good joke in the entire movie. It comes in the first minute. After that, you can leave.

20 | 2013-05-27 | Steve Rose

This is less a caper than a trudge; a linear adventure that proceeds in fits and starts, with few surprises and fewer laughs. There's barely even a hangover.
Read More: The Guardian

20 | 2013-05-23 | Bilge Ebiri

Turgid, unfunny catastrophe.
Read More: New York Magazine (Vulture)

20 | 2013-05-23 | Mary Pols

The Hangover Part III gives off such a stench of creative decay that it hardly seems possible that even Phillips or his co-writers have any use for the movie themselves. If a movie can be self-loathing and self-destructive, it’s this one.
Read More: Time

20 | 2013-05-22 | Betsy Sharkey

Chow is actually an apt metaphor for the movie - indescribably irritating and only in it for the money.
Read More: Los Angeles Times

20 | 2013-05-21 | Tim Robey

Bad scripting, bad plotting, terrible joke formulation, and not a single character actually having a hangover until part-way through the end credits. What kind of a Hangover movie is this?
Read More: The Telegraph

20 | 2013-05-21 | David Fear

Part III has curiously little interest in being even remotely funny.
Read More: Time Out London

16 | 2013-05-23 | Stephen Whitty

Galifianakis tries hard, and he has a few nice moments with guest star Melissa McCarthy, but this is a movie to make teetotalers of us all.
Read More: Portland Oregonian

12 | 2013-05-22 | Kyle Smith

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.
Read More: New York Post

10 | 2013-05-22 | Stephen Holden

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.
Read More: The New York Times

0 | 2013-05-23 | Rick Groen

Not just bad, but weirdly, fascinatingly bad.
Read More: The Globe and Mail (Toronto)