Movie Review: The Hangover III

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The Hangover Part III (2013)

100 min  -  Comedy  -  23 May 2013 (USA)

Ratings: 6.3/10 from 9,934 users   Metascore: 30/100
Reviews: 51 user | 130 critic | 36 from

This time, there’s no wedding. No bachelor party. What could go wrong, right? But when the Wolfpack hits the road, all bets are off.


Todd Phillips


Todd Phillips, Craig Mazin, 2 more credits »


Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis | See full cast and crew

Initial Thoughts:

I really enjoyed the first Hangover movie and the second one while very predictable was still okay. So when the third (and hopefully last) movie came out last week I had to see how they ended the series. In truth I find Zack Galifianakis always funny and I’ll see a movie solely because he’s in it Smile.

Main Points:

This is a different Hangover movie, the mould is broken as they are not at a bachelor party or reception and there is no wedding. This movie is dealing with consequences from the first movie and the actions of Chow (played as always by the funny Ken Jeong). The return of characters like Black Doug, Jade (Heather Graham) and even Tyler/Carlos (baby from the first movie) are all welcome additions and do lead to some enjoyable moments. This movie is certainly more serious, however, as people die and Doug is kidnapped by a drug Kingpin (John Goodman). Any more discussion does require a…


So while Alan has some really funny moments and the plot is a satisfying ending to the series the absolute best part is the last 10 or so minutes. As I thought Alan does get married and this time it’s Chow who drugs the wedding cake. After we are shown a completely trashed room and the gang (plus Alan’s wife played by the talented Melissa McCarthy) the best surprise comes, what happened to Alan. This time Alan has a full set of breast implants! Open-mouthed smile

Final Thoughts:

The critics were hard on this movie and I’ll admit it’s a little slow getting started (plus the Giraffe at the beginning does look VERY fake). Still I give the actors credit for making it work and it is a different and satisfying end to the series. I don’t think a 4th one should be made and I certainly wouldn’t see it. With that said I give it a 7/10 Thumbs up and anyone who has seen the other two (or even just the first one) should see the ending. While there were younger kids in theatre when we saw it I think it’s certainly an adult movie. Anyway until next time I am, as always…



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