Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines

Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines

Jonathan Mostow (2003)

12A Certificate


Our Score
With a reported $170-million budget, the third Terminator movie buys its way into public affection. Accordingly, this addition to the saga is bigger, louder and, in terms of its forthcoming apocalypse, darker. As soon as Arnold Schwarzenegger's T-101 cyborg arrives in the present to protect future saviour of the human race John Connor (an unprepossessing Nick Stahl), then we are propelled into an overlong car chase involving a truck, an industrial crane and an ambulance. The twist here is that the TX killing machine sent to eliminate Connor takes telepathic female form (a poised performance from former model Kristanna Loken). Other than that it's more of the same - the thrills are expensive, the chase highly charged and Arnie's one-liners suitably wry.


John Connor finds his destiny to lead the human race in a future war is catching up with him when an advanced new Terminator in female form is sent back in time to eliminate him. However, a reprogrammed cyborg has also been dispatched to act as his protector. Sci-fi adventure sequel, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Nick Stahl, Claire Danes and Kristanna Loken.

Cast & Crew

Terminator Arnold Schwarzenegger
John Connor Nick Stahl
Kate Brewster Claire Danes
TX Kristanna Loken
Robert Brewster David Andrews (2)
Scott Petersen Mark Famiglietti
Dr Silberman Earl Boen
Director Jonathan Mostow
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Columbia TriStarGuidance: Violence, swearing and nudity. Available on: video, DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 1 Aug 2003