Part Three is far from the glory of the first, but a reprieve from the second.
Julian Roman - MovieWeb
Part caper, part coming-of-adulthood story, Hangover III never settles into a debauched groove. As a Sin City romp, it's too tame.
Chris Nashawaty - Entertainment Weekly
- New York Times
A dull, lazy walkthrough that along with "The Big Wedding" has a claim to be the year's worst star-driven movie.
Stephen Holden - New York Times
Nothing about this rote exercise feels remotely fresh. It's a re-tread of the 2009 original, sans the inspired lunacy.
Claudia Puig - USA Today
Coupled with its logic headaches, it left me feeling like I needed an Alka-Seltzer Plus. Anything to add a little fizzy relief to these flat and unfunny proceedings.
Michael O'Sullivan - Washington Post
It's not terrible. It's just bad.
Ty Burr - Boston Globe
Phillips is zero percent interested in exploring the narcissism of his characters, as long as they arrive back exactly at the point of departure.
Chris Packham - Village Voice
The pleasant surprise of "The Hangover Part III" is a belated bout of adulthood has only made the extended-adolescent characters funnier. The result is a more traditional but more hysterical crowd-pleaser.
Joe Neumaier - New York Daily News
"Hangover III" is likable enough, even as it collapses in a heap.
John Anderson - Wall Street Journal
This third installment could easily be dismissed as too little, too late, if only it weren't in fact too much, too late.
James Rocchi - MSN Movies
I had to wait until halfway through the closing credits for my first, and only, laugh.
Odie Henderson - Chicago Sun-Times
This final installment in the party-boy franchise... wisely drops the narrative gimmick of alcohol-induced amnesia that made the first movie so unusual and the second its pallid copy.
J. R. Jones - Chicago Reader
To quote a line from the movie, bad things happen and people get hurt.
Steven Rea - Philadelphia Inquirer
The trio's kettle-on-fire of simmering exasperation boils over often and uproariously. Anyone whose best pals drive them crazy (most of us, I'm guessing) will identify.
Colin Covert - Minneapolis Star Tribune
"The Hangover Part III" is a more proper follow-up to the original than "Part II," and Phillips gives his characters a proper send off.
Adam Graham - Detroit News
At least this time it seems like they're trying. A little, at least.
Bill Goodykoontz - Arizona Republic
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 ...
Andrew Barker - Variety
The good news is that "The Hangover Part III" isn't a rerun like the second episode. The bad news is everything else.
Kyle Smith - New York Post
Those looking for hilarity and hijinks with episode three will find the party is indeed over.
Linda Barnard - Toronto Star
The franchise is sent off in style, a reminder of why we once loved it.
Laremy Legel - Film.com
Among the movie's built-in problems are the fact that Galifianakis' character is more pathetic than amusing...
Leonard Maltin - indieWIRE
Not just bad, but weirdly, fascinatingly bad.
Rick Groen - Globe and Mail
The Hangover Part III is an obvious example of how wrong things can go when the almighty dollar is allowed to rule what comes out of Hollywood.
James Berardinelli - ReelViews
Young viewers looking for unbridled raunch will be sadly disappointed, and so will other moviegoers expecting more than a few wan chuckles.
Stephen Farber - Hollywood Reporter
It dares to alienate the very audience that made ''The Hangover'' the highest-grossing R-rated comedy of all time because, well, it isn't exactly a comedy.
Christy Lemire - Associated Press
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.
Mary F. Pols - TIME Magazine
The first movie left you with an exhilarating rush. All that Part III leaves is, well, a hangover.
Peter Travers - Rolling Stone
Director Todd Phillips delivers a film so different from the first two, I'm not even sure it's supposed to be a comedy.
Richard Roeper - Richard Roeper.com
I'm not sure who let the dogs out this time, but they should be made to pay.
Betsy Sharkey - Los Angeles Times
A singularly unpleasant experience drenched in so much anger and frustration that the film almost becomes interesting. Almost.
Sean Burns - Philadelphia Weekly
One of the most unnecessary trilogies in the history of motion pictures slump to its subdued and flavorless finale
Where's Mike Tyson when you need him?
- Us Weekly
It's really apparent that outside of the originally established formula, Phillips and company really had no clue where to take the Wolfpack.
Michael Dequina - TheMovieReport.com
It is barely a comedy. Heck, it's barely a movie.
Eric D. Snider
Whatever humour was left in the guys-gone-wild porn of the Hangover franchise dribbles and trickles and slips out, one quarter-chuckle every half-hour or so, in the third instalment.
Brian Gibson - Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
This sequel is obnoxious, unfunny, and disgusting, a far cry from the humorous original.
John Hanlon - John Hanlon Reviews
The Hangover series comes to a merciful close with an installment that's at least a slight improvement over its immediate predecessor...
David Nusair - Reel Film Reviews
What's strangest about The Hangover Part III is how, well, not funny it is. I don't mean that it makes a bunch of jokes that don't work; I mean that there are not a lot of jokes.
Will Leitch - Deadspin
Many moviegoers might feel betrayed by a concept that isn't nearly as funny as its predecessors in part because it doesn't try to be as funny.
Todd Jorgenson - Cinemalogue.com
There was barely enough depth to these characters to pull us through the first 100 minutes, now five hours later they've become thoroughly boring.
Sam Bathe - Fan The Fire
A nutty kitchen sink comedy ending on a cliffhanger designed to keep diehard fans of the depraved franchise in suspense about whether yetta nudder sequel might be in the works.
Kam Williams - Sly Fox
The makers of the Hangover movies shouldn't see any glory in being responsible for the second-unfunniest [Scary Movie being the first] comedy franchise in town.
Ryan Gilbey - New Statesman
Human pain and humiliation may be the essence of comedy, but animal cruelty is hardly funny. The third Wolfpack film touts its giraffe decapitation in its trailer; it also includes the smothering of a chicken with a pillow and the poisoning of dogs.
John Beifuss - Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
Perhaps we were wrong to complain about the repetitive nature of 'The Hangover Part II.' At least there were funny moments. This is a slow action film, with only a few amusing parts.
Jeff Bayer - The Scorecard Review
Yeah...we totally didn't need this movie.
Bob Grimm - Reno News and Review
It doesn't offer as many surprises as its predecessors. But it ties things up neatly - just as it should. I can see the boxed set now with all three movies and a bottle of aspirin attached!
Linda Cook - Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
The Hangover Part III is where the series gets the dry heaves.
John Serba - MLive.com
Well, the wolves have packed it in and anyone who coughed up 10 bucks for a ticket to this fecal threequel has my deepest condolences.
Rick Kisonak - Film Threat
The Hangover III is all big, broad comedy, a movie that never met a hacky punchline that it didn't shriek in your face and then repeat two seconds later.
Vincent Mancini - FilmDrunk
Nowhere near as good as the original but better than the second installment.
Jackie K. Cooper - jackiekcooper.com
It is a sobering realization to exit the theater and know that I have come to despise the Wolf Pack and these movies.
Michael Smith - Tulsa World
Arrive with two aspirin and lowered expectations and the pounding in your head will be virtually nonexistent.
Christian Toto - Big Hollywood
It's past time for this series to end.
Scott Nash - Three Movie Buffs
Overall, it's not terrible by current comedic standards. Just a trifle undernourished, overlong and desperate.
Philip French - Observer [UK]
Overall, the movie suffers from a lack of inspiration. The desire to produce a sequel overrode the need to create another legendary film.
Danny Minton - Fort Bend Sun
Straight-faced and frantic, like a grim, south-of-the-border thriller by Oliver Stone ... this sequel is about as funny as Tabasco sauce on a paper cut.
Glenn Lovell - CinemaDope
A major disappointment, running on fumes
Robert Denerstein - Movie Habit
An underwritten anti-comedy that's also unremittingly unpleasant. It's all the uns.
Ed Whitfield - The Ooh Tray
The only winner here, and I do use that term loosely, is Justin Bartha as Doug, who spends most of the film as the off-screen hostage.
Andrea Chase - Killer Movie Reviews
I would rather just see more hangover mysteries. It's an inherently funny setup with limitless (see what I did there?) permutations to explore. And mark my words, they still will.
Fred Topel - CraveOnline
Props to Phillips for trying to recapture the glory days, but he should realize that you never forget your first, and you seldom surpass it.
Chris Knight - National Post
Not even the elaborate stunt sequences offer much suspense because it all feels contrived and computer-generated.
Katherine Monk - Canada.com
If only what happened in Vegas had stayed in Vegas.
Tom Charity - CNN.com
What once felt like total anarchy now feels mechanical and tired.
Mark Keizer - Alt Film Guide
It is what is. We've had some good laughs. Let's part amicably.
Kimberley Jones - Austin Chronicle
For the final instalment of the trilogy, filmmaker Todd Phillips takes a sharp left turn, abandoning the formula of the first two movies to send the Wolf Pack on a road thriller that isn't remotely funny.
Rich Cline - Contactmusic.com
I suppose you have to give "The Hangover Part III" credit for at least trying to be a little different, but the reality is that it hardly had any chance at all of being any good.
Mathew DeKinder - Suburban Journals of St. Louis
The Bataan Death March of Hollywood comedies.
Alonso Duralde - What the Flick?!
The hangover on the third day of a three-day binge makes you wonder why you decided to go there in the first place. Apparently it's the same for movies.
Gary Wolcott - Tri-City Herald
This (fingers crossed) final installment of the stillborn franchise is as bleakly unfunny and tone-deaf as its predecessors. It succeeds in only one thing: making you want to get drunk enough to forget you saw it.
Joe Lozito - Big Picture Big Sound
When Phillips dumped Jon Lucas and Scott Moore, the writers of the first of this trilogy, he dumped all the charm and comedy. This mediocrity isn't as bad as the second but is still dreadful.
Tony Medley - Tolucan Times
The third time is not the charm in this second sequel, which changes up the franchise formula-and not in a good way.
Michael Sauter - Film Journal International
A prime example of what is colloquially referred to in movie-speak as a "cash grab"...a lame, limp, lazy, lifeless reheating of a formula that got tired the second time around.
Jim Schembri - 3AW
This odious, mean-spirited movie appropriates the title and the characters from the previous pictures and sends them on a would-be adventure involving gangsters, gold bars and that pinnacle of hilarity, decapitated giraffes.
Rene Rodriguez - Miami Herald
It wasn't meant to copy either film preceding it. It's not a great feat of creativity, but at least it represented some actual work by the people making the movie.
Kevin Carr - 7M Pictures
The people who want to see it will see it, no matter how bad it is...You have much better ways to waste your time, I'm sure.
Marshall Fine - Hollywood & Fine
( ... ) it feels like last week's doughnut with no jam in the middle.
Graham Young - Birmingham Mail
Kurt Loder - Reason Online
he tail end of a good idea that was stretched well beyond its breaking point.
Rob Vaux - Mania.com
The laughs are strained.
Dennis Schwartz - Ozus' World Movie Reviews
( ... ) we're back where we started. In Vegas and wondering what's going on. The difference this time is that the filmmakers' themselves don't seem to know, either.
Graham Young - Birmingham Post
Be grateful this is the final chapter - it couldn't get much worse anyway.
Ali Gray - Film4
It's not a caper, not a comedy...instead, it's a tepid rehash of gross, stale material that's no longer amusing.
Susan Granger - SSG Syndicate
[A] despicable piece of garbage.
Neil Norman - Daily Express
Best enjoyed by loyal fans who want to see the end of the Wolfpack saga - as viewers looking for a bigger (and better) set of laughs might be disappointed.
Kofi Outlaw - ScreenRant
They've obviously decided just to put Alan centre-stage and see what happens. Luckily, because the character is genuinely bizarre, and Galifianakis is such a smart actor, it works.
Charlotte O'Sullivan - This is London
The Hangover Part III is a victim to the demands of an audience wanting more, a studio cashing in and a filmmaker not knowing how to say no.
Blake Howard - 2UE That Movie Show
The whole endeavour smacks of franchise desperation.
Rob Carnevale - The List
The decision to center so much of the story on the volatile, one joke Chow, proves fatal as Ken Jeong is about as funny as a tubercular cough.
Corey Hall - Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
This makes HANGOVER 2 look like HANGOVER 1.
Austin Kennedy - Film Geek Central
If you loved the first Hangover, you'll probably enjoy this one too. There's no tiger hiding in the bathroom, but it's still good for a few laughs.
Cammila Collar - TV Guide's Movie Guide
The Hangover Part III is the encore to a concert that's gone on too long: You know what's coming and you can't wait for it to end.
Kirk Baird - Toledo Blade
A fine line exists between forgivable drug-induced actions and just being unforgivingly mean.
Rick Bentley - Fresno Bee
An excessively violent action comedy that handily manages the tough task of feeling at once tired and aggressively heartless.
Joel Arnold - NPR
Don't expect this Hangover to compare to the original, but it does supersede its dull sequel.
Jolene Mendez - Entertainment Spectrum
The surprise is that this trilogy concludes with a movie in which action often speaks louder than comedy. It isn't as consistently, convulsively funny as The Hangover, or apparently intended to be.
Steve Persall - Tampa Bay Times
A reasonably funny comedy, better than The Hangover Part II (not that that's saying much).
William Bibbiani - CraveOnline
Less like a movie and more like a contractual obligation.
Peter Canavese - Groucho Reviews
It's like they realized they never should have made a sequel, so for Part III, they didn't even bother to make a Hangover movie at all...
MaryAnn Johanson - Flick Filosopher
So entirely disappointing that it diminishes any fond memories of the original.
Nell Minow - Beliefnet
The script groans with every plot twist and sighs with every joke.
Sara Maria Vizcarrondo - Movies With Butter
Dumps the fill-in-the-blanks structure for straightforward comic action. Unfortunately, the impetus has less to do with a push for novelty than simple franchise fatigue.
Sam Adams - Philadelphia City Paper
At the screening I attended, not one person laughed.
Christopher Tookey - Daily Mail [UK]
The weakest of the three films and should really only appeal to diehard fans of the franchise. The film is billed as "the end," and it's a relief that this hangover has finally subsided.
Justin Craig - FoxNews.com
A sequel every bit as disposable as its predecessor.
Chris Cabin - Slant Magazine
This hair of the dog works. It may not be as good as the first one, but it's a whole lot better than the second.
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul) - St. Paul Pioneer Press
Better than the sequel but far short of the first, Part III is...an adequate finale.
Tom Glasson - Concrete Playground
Zach Galifianakis is in fine form, but Mr. Chow is better in small doses.
Clint O'Connor - Cleveland Plain Dealer
Misses the chance to either match the first film's lofty levels of humour or make something truly different.
Steve Newall - Flicks.co.nz
It's the absolute pits.
Frank Swietek - One Guy's Opinion
The ads say, 'It all ends.' Promises, promises.
Daniel M. Kimmel - New England Movies Weekly
... With a broad comedy like this, gut reactions generally rule. You either laugh or you don't, and "The Hangover Part III" simply isn't funny.
Greg Maki - Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
Masculinity starts with a bang and ends with a whimper, it seems. So does the Hangover franchise.
Phillips knew enough not to remake the same situation a third time, but this strategy, revealed even more of his limitations. Without a fantastic high concept to hold everything together, he is truly lost.
Eric Melin - Scene-Stealers.com
I will NEVER understand why lopping off the head of a beautiful, innocent animal is funny!
Jeanne Kaplan - Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Painfully unfunny threequel that learns from the mistakes of the previous sequel and tries to do something different, but fails to provide any laughs in the process.
Matthew Turner - ViewLondon
Granted, the Wolfpack guys are engaging and likeable, but they aren't given enough funny stuff, period.
David Kaplan - Kaplan vs. Kaplan
[A] general sense of joyless obligation shows on the faces of the characters.
Jeffrey M. Anderson - Combustible Celluloid
Phillips has found a way to close this chapter of the series
Bill Gibron - Film Racket
You'll likely rather experience your own induced hangover rather than be subjected to the offerings of this third (and hopefully final) outing. (Complete Content Details for Parents are also available)
Jim Judy - Screen It!
It's not [funny] -- unless you adopt the philosophy of the movie's most psychopathic character, Mr. Chow, that "it's funny" when "bad things happen and people get hurt."
Sean Means - Salt Lake Tribune
Turning this installment into The Hangover III: The Search for Chow illustrates how starved for ideas the filmmakers are.
Ethan Alter - Television Without Pity
The Hangover has now officially replaced The Matrix as the cinematic trilogy with the biggest awesome-to-sucky decline.
Mike McGranaghan - Film Racket
Utterly bereft of either comedy or thrills.
Rich Cline - Shadows on the Wall
Three times the enervation...but Jeong has achieved the performance artist's dream of using nudity as a weapon and the immigrants' dream of using pidgin English to put the well-spoken in their place.
Richard von Busack - MetroActive
The first "Hangover" was good dirty fun; the second was dirtier, and less fun. But the third? It's just a chore - and no hair of the dog is going to make it any easier to bear.
Stephen Whitty - Newark Star-Ledger
The Hangover Part III's running time feels like a death sentence.
Antonia Quirke - Financial Times
There is ... no hangover in The Hangover Part III. And yet a sense of creative dehydration still pervades.
A.A. Dowd - AV Club
The Wolfpack is neutered.
Willie Waffle - WaffleMovies.com
Better than it probably deserves to be. When so many trilogies start strong and finish with a whimper, "The Hangover" movies set the bar very low to begin with, and then lower still, just so the only way to go for the finale would be up.
It's certainly a painless sit, but as blow-out trilogy climaxes go, this closer retains all the toe-curling misconduct of a particularly bruising Downton Abbey episode.
Brian Orndorf - Blu-ray.com
Leave it, boys. It's been a blast, but you're over the limit.
Stella Papamichael - Digital Spy
I don't know that I like The Hangover Part III, exactly, and I'm not even sure I'm supposed to...but I have a lot of respect for how it goes about its business.
Luke Y. Thompson
The film was never going to recapture the magic of the first, but at least it's an improvement on the second.
Matt Neal - The Standard
Arguably the only cast member with the power to do so, Bradley Cooper should have held out for a better script.
James Verniere - Boston Herald
Hangover's are quite seedy things, but nothing compared to the grotesque experience of a one note joke trapped in a never ending cycle.
Matthew Pejkovic - Matt's Movie Reviews
The third Hangover film provides an epic, worthy finale for the Wolf Pack, with Ken Jeong's Chow again stealing the show in his inimitable way.
Exists for the producers, the studio, and nobody else. Insulting, amateurish garbage.
Scott Weinberg - GeekNation
Cooper and especially Helms barely register, their boredom with the franchise bordering on disdain. Cooper repeatedly asks a question that, sans obscenities, translates to "Who cares?"
Greg Evans - Bloomberg News
Wolf Pack "threequel" has tons of danger, crude content.
S. Jhoanna Robledo - Common Sense Media
Disinterest rules the day: Everyone from director Todd Phillips to the cast seems bored, going through the motions in the hope that things wrap up quickly.
Robert Levin - amNewYork
this latest film seems like an honest effort to finally put a definitive end to a series that's been the victim of it's own success. Too bad this definitive end means making a movie that's so bad absolutely no one will have any desire to see a Part 4.
Chris Bumbray - JoBlo's Movie Emporium
If Part 2 was a clone of its predecessor, Part 3 is the genetic trash left over from trying to replicate the success of the first film.
Cameron Williams - The Popcorn Junkie
A joyless and humorless cash-in that bears little resemblance to the 2009 original except by name.
Jason Zingale - Bullz-Eye.com
The Hangover 3 scrambles to make sense of itself, lurching between action, sight and situational humour with the grace of a 2am drunk wolfing down a souvlaki.
Luke Buckmaster - Crikey
You chase Ken Jeong around and you crash into stuff with your cars and Zach Galifianakis falls off things. All jokes recycled, lifelessly. Radical.
Dave White - Movies.com
The tonal problem of the second installment, which often resembled a drug-infested pulp thriller instead of a comedy, is also problematic here.
Peter Rainer - Christian Science Monitor
It totally feels like a hangover. The exhaustion and aimlessness. The jackhammering that seems to be coming from inside your dulled, weakened brain.
The downfall of "Hangover III" is that nothing that happens is particularly surprising or funny.
Stephen Silver - EntertainmentTell
Here the characters are cardboard cutouts, placed into predicaments that aren't remotely real. Or funny.
Joe Williams - St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Rather like a real hangover, Part III leaves behind a sour taste and a nasty feeling like you've done something you shouldn't have.
Ali Gray - TheShiznit.co.uk
Wait ... what? It IS a comedy? But ... but ... there are no laughs!
Jim Slotek - Jam! Movies
Proving that lightning doesn't always strike twice - let alone three times - the final installment is such a colossal failure that there's no reason for it to exist at all
Scott A. Mantz - Access Hollywood
So, it starts with the decapitation of a live giraffe. And, it goes downhill from there.
Joanna Langfield - The Movie Minute
It largely lacks that fresh, unexpected wildness of the first film, but as long as that great cast is there to elevate the hit-or-miss script, we're in decent shape.
Mike Scott - Times-Picayune
As a result, Goodman's addition is under-utilized and the film relies too heavily on too few of it's cast. Wait another 6 months to close the book on the Wolfpack when it's available on Netflix.
Kristian Harloff - Schmoes Know
This is like a nice acoustic set. It lacks the excitement and inspired bombast of the first, but it's nice to see these guys back having a good time.
Mark Ellis - Schmoes Know
All these guys are funnier when they drink - which they barely do here.
Kirk Honeycutt - honeycuttshollywood.com
It's hard to look past the convenient clues - barely more believable than plot points in a Scooby-Doo cartoon - that always spin the lads in the right direction. Then again, this is a cartoon.
Matt Kelemen - AspectRatio.us
The film delivers scant few laugh-out-loud moments, but it's never boring.
Jon Niccum - Kansas City Star
It seems to have one goal: to be so dark, nasty and joyless that audiences won't want Part IV.
Rafer Guzman - Newsday
Time to Wolfpack it in.
Tim Evans - Sky Movies
Stale. Rated "R" for what? Doesn't just end the franchise, Part lll murders it. I laughed once.
Victoria Alexander - Las Vegas Informer
Phillips has lost all of the sharp humor, keen sense of debauchery and still plain fun that marked the original.
Charlie McCollum - San Jose Mercury News
...while not following the same playbook of the first two, [Part III] is an equally lazy, unfunny slog that fails to even indulge in the raunchy excesses these guys are known for.
Laura Clifford - Reeling Reviews
The Hangover giveth and The Hangover taketh away.
Matt Singer - ScreenCrush
The Hangover now bests the Iron Man franchise by a half-star (8-7.5 total) in my book. So there's that.
Matt Pais - RedEye
This is an ugly, angry picture.
Soren Anderson - Seattle Times
The Hangover: Part III provides a fitting end to this saga. It's still dominated by these memorable characters (cheers) and it's not the same as the second film (cheers again).
Matthew Toomey - ABC Radio Brisbane
What was once fresh and fun is now just obnoxious and worn out.
Josh Bell - Las Vegas Weekly
In the end ... I felt mostly relief that, for the moment, this series is finished.
Mark Dujsik - Mark Reviews Movies
Well, it's not as bad as The Hangover Part 2 so The Hangover Part 3 does have that going for it.
Rebecca Murray - About.com
I'll need a Wolfpack-sized blackout to forget this wretched finale to what had been a great comedy franchise.
Jeffrey Lyles - Lyles' Movie Files
The Hangover Part III is not necessarily a great or hugely memorable comedy, but it is certainly a very, very fun one, of a piece with its predecessors while wrapping the series up in clever, satisfying ways.
Jonathan Lack - We Got This Covered
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?
Tim Robey - Daily Telegraph
'Part III' has curiously little interest in being even remotely funny.
David Fear - Time Out
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.
Matthew Leyland - Total Film
Brings Todd Phillips' R-rated guys-night-out trilogy to an oddly subdued, sometimes downright dark conclusion.
John Hazelton - Screen International
Neither as good as it wants to be or as bad as I had feared, The Hangover Part III is a crazy-paving of a movie, as you'd expect
Andrew L. Urban - Urban Cinefile
Sadly the Hangover is well and truly over. Sadly, because it could have been so much fun - like the first film
Louise Keller - Urban Cinefile
So as we bid farewell to Phil, Stu and Alan once and for all, it's just not quite the riotous comedy you had hoped it would be.
Stefan Pape - HeyUGuys
A game of 'decency chicken' has developed between the director and his audience, and much like the poor chicken that is literally smothered to death in the movie itself, the game is taken to its extremes in this franchise-ender.
Simon Miraudo - Quickflix
Breaking the mould is usually a brave and admirable cinematic act, but when it crashes the party here, it proves to be the ultimate big screen buzz-kill.
Erin Free - FILMINK (Australia)
This final instalment...refuses to try for the giggly rhythm of the first film, preferring a solid examination of the endearing themes of friendship, individuality and eccentricity.
Simon Foster - Screen-Space
The Hangover Part III gets points for changing the franchise formula, as well as for giving the lovably weird Galifianakis the spotlight.
Scott Collura - IGN Movies
Slow, sentimental and sedated
Roger Moore - Movie Nation
... while it may not recapture the exact same giddy thrill as the first film, this film manages to clarify what the overall story of the trilogy is in a way that I found satisfying and quite fitting.
Drew McWeeny - HitFix
Tonally a complete departure from the rest of the series, which is at once laudably brave and disappointingly unfunny.
Olly Richards - Empire Magazine