Parents' Guide to

The Hangover Part III

By S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Wolf Pack "threequel" has tons of danger, crude content.

Movie R 2013 100 minutes
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What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 9 parent reviews

age 16+

This title has:

Great messages
age 12+


Violence 3/5 Sex 3/5 Language 4/5 Drinking/Drugs/Smoking 4/5

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (9 ):
Kids say (23 ):

Here's the biggest takeaway from THE HANGOVER PART III: It's better than Part II. Better pacing, better storytelling, even better camera work in some cases. (There's a fantastic bit involving a parachute that showcases Las Vegas' glory.) That said, it's still nowhere near as funny as the original Hangover, a bromance that expanded the definition of the buddy movie and gave us an uneasy but potent mix of outrageous hilarity. There aren't as many seriously funny moments in the Wolf Pack third outing (though there are some) and too many attempts to characterize what's actually morbid and dreary -- a son's response to his father's death, for instance, and the smothering of an animal -- as comical. (There's actually more than one joke about killing an animal -- not funny, for the record.)

And the franchise is showing its age; the whole enterprise just seems duller, even the usually ridiculous Mr. Chow (Ken Jeong). Nonetheless, the Hangover films have always managed to uncover an essential truth about bromances, and this one's no exception. The chemistry is palpable among the leads, and capturing that onscreen is a fitting final tribute.

Movie Details

  • In theaters: May 23, 2013
  • On DVD or streaming: October 8, 2013
  • Cast: Bradley Cooper , Ed Helms , Zach Galifianakis
  • Director: Todd Phillips
  • Studio: Warner Bros.
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Run time: 100 minutes
  • MPAA rating: R
  • MPAA explanation: pervasive language including sexual references, some violence and drug content, and brief graphic nudity
  • Last updated: June 20, 2023

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