Anyone who has been following the Superman saga will find this installment enjoyable enough, but some of the magic is missing.
Janet Maslin - New York Times
It's a cinematic comic book, shallow, silly, filled with stunts and action, without much human interest.
Roger Ebert - Chicago Sun-Times
Putting its emphasis on broad comedy at the expense of ingenious plotting and technical wizardry, it has virtually none of the mythic or cosmic sensibility that marked its predecessors.
Variety Staff - Variety
Outdated superhero movie may interest older kids.
Charles Cassady - Common Sense Media
Richard Lester's direction injects nothing new into the material, giving the feeling that he views the whole thing as an exercise in comedy set pieces.
- TV Guide's Movie Guide
Apparently, Richard Lester's intent was to turn Superman into a joke. A really bad joke.
Michael Dequina - TheMovieReport.com
'Superman contra os avancos da tecnologia'. Uma ideia cuja estupidez so e superada por sua pessima execucao.
Pablo Villaca - Cinema em Cena
Reeve continues his traditions of graceful flying moves, confident carriage, and twinkly warmth. Sadly, none of it is enough to save Superman III from being at home only in a junkyard.
Peter Canavese - Groucho Reviews
Geoff Andrew - Time Out
Now retooling the Superman series into middleweight comedy, the script feels written for no one above the age of twelve. As a production it looks cheaply made and thrown together. Worse, this is a mean-spirited piece of work.
Mark Bourne - DVDJournal.com
Kevin N. Laforest - Montreal Film Journal
Chuck O'Leary - Fantastica Daily
Emanuel Levy - EmanuelLevy.Com
One of the most underrated movies of all time. Seriously.
David Cornelius - eFilmCritic.com
Michael Szymanski - Zap2it.com
Hey, it ain't that bad!
Clint Morris - Moviehole
Daniel M. Kimmel - Worcester Telegram & Gazette
Pryor is wasted but the image of a bad Superman, and his battle with his good side, is memorable.
Michael A. Smith - Nolan's Pop Culture Review
Super disappointment w/Pryor comedy emphasis a cosmic mistake
Steve Crum - Kansas City Kansan
Superman fights a super computer with a mind of its own.
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat - Spirituality and Practice
Linda Cook - Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
When you need someone to reverse-engineer an unknown chemical substance, Richard Pryor is actually a pretty good pick.
Martin Scribbs - Low IQ Canadian
Nell Minow - Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
...one of history's most infamous cautionary tales about the dangers of computers, and... also one of the silliest.
Christopher Null - Filmcritic.com
Wheezy and cheap
Edward Johnson-Ott - NUVO Newsweekly
Spence D. - IGN Movies
Ryan Cracknell - Movie Views
Not bad. Fun bizarro scenes and the Clark/Superman fight rules.
Fred Topel - About.com
Rob Blackwelder - SPLICEDWire
Carol Cling - Las Vegas Review-Journal
Oy. That's all. Just 'oy.'
Widgett Walls - Needcoffee.com
Jules Brenner - Cinema Signals
Edward Havens - FilmJerk.com
A silly and dull continuation of the series. Lois Lane nowhere to be found. Pryor provides scarce laughs. The externalization of Superman's inner struggle mildly interesting.
Brian Mckay - eFilmCritic.com
A wonderful Chaplinesque opening scene followed by two hours of pure dog****.
Rob Vaux - Flipside Movie Emporium
There was a day when Richard Lester was a great filmmaker. It was before this.
Ken Hanke - Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
Better known as: 'When Superman Started to Suck.'
Alex Sandell - Juicy Cerebellum
Brian J. Arthurs - Beach Reporter (Southern California)
Scott Weinberg - eFilmCritic.com
Slow and uninspired.
Jamie Woolley - BBC
Among the worst in the series.
James O'Ehley - Sci-Fi Movie Page