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Warwick Davis, John Gatins, Lee Armstrong, John de Mita, Michael Callan ... see more see more... , Caroline Williams

We've all heard of the luck of the Irish, but no one feels very lucky in Las Vegas when the Leprechaun visits Sin City in this, the third feature in the Leprechaun franchise. A Las Vegas pawnbroker bu... read more read more...ys a statue of a leprechaun from a hobo, but then makes the mistake of taking the gold medal hanging around the statue's neck. Turns out it's no statue after all, and taking away the charmed necklace brings the leprechaun back to life. The mean-spirited little man (played, once again, by Warwick Davis) kills the pawnbroker and sets out to find his pot of gold. However, he forgets that he's left behind a magic coin and when he returns to get it, he discovers it's gone, having been taken by a college student named Scott (John Gatins) who happened upon the shop. While the coin brings a bit of good luck to Scott, things change when he discovers he has a murderous leprechaun on his trail. Leprechaun 3's Las Vegas adventure was followed a year later by the even more unlikely Leprechaun 4: Leprechaun in Space. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

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R, 1 hr. 30 min.

Directed by: Brian Trenchard Smith

Release Date: June 1, 1995

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  • February 11, 2012
    Leprechaun 3 is just as bad, and poorly constructed as the first two entries. Honestly the series should have been only three films. Unfortunately, there would be three more stupid, pointless and absurd sequels in this series. After two films dealing with a murderous leprechaun y... read moreou'd think that three films would be enough. This third entry in the series offers little entertainment. The film suffers from a poor cast, poor acting poor directing. The comedic elements don't work, and it makes an irritating comedy horror flick. This is an odd film that tries too hard at being an effective comedy horror film. The humour is so over the top it's not even funny, it's tiresome, and it falls apart quickly. The film tries to do too many things at once and it just doesn't work. By third sequel, the Leprechaun franchise was already showing signs of scrapping the bottom of the barrel. This film third entry doesn't do anything interesting. The ideas are poorly expressed and the film is a vehicle of mediocrity. An awful comedy horror film, Leprechaun 3 misses the mark, and it's just another sequel in a franchise that never should have been. I'm all for cheesy horror, but there's something about these films that don't do it. Leprechau8n 3 should have been the last in this series, and this is yet another sequel that is stupid, poorly thought, one that doesn't do anything to really entertain. Once the notion of the killer leprechaun wears off, and it does, you realize these films really are a waste of time. Third film is like all the others, boring, stupid and dull.
  • March 24, 2009
    Leprechaun 3 continues in a big location, making it pretty fun. Las Vegas is a great setting for a killer leprechaun movie. It allows the film to play with themes such as greed and temptation in an appropriate setting. The leprechaun is kept busy for a while as we are introduced ... read moreto other characters. The film conjures up some new mythology and magic, keeping it fresh if a little contradictory to the films before it. Now leprechauns are like werewolves, as our hero starts to turn into one after a nasty bite. The real highlight is a partnership that really should be remembered as one of the great buddy acts. A loan shark and his heavy share such chemistry and warmth it is genuinely funny and endearing. A great continuation, even if the familiar parts drag.
  • July 14, 2007
    The Leprechaun (Warwick Davis) returns to find peoples' unlucky sides in Las Vegas. There are some funny deaths with a magician act, a sexy robot girl and a facelift operation. It's almost as fantasy as an Elm Street movie. I wish they showed some more famous landmarks of Vegas o... read moren our tour.
  • April 22, 2010
    The only reason why I'm giving this movie 3.5 stars is because it was so damn entertaining! Really this movie should get 2 stars,but I couldnt help myself. The acting in this movie is soooo bad! The main dude in this is so horid, so much so that I was laughing my ass off! One red... read moreeming quality in this film is the eye candy in Lee Armstrong.There was this scene when we ALMOST see her boobs! Come on show us the good stuff,so yeah this movie teases us a bit.There was one scene of nudity that was quite comical. That scene of course was when the stripper came out of the tv set haha,so over the top this movie is. So bad,yet sooo funny! If you like cheesy horror films this is for you!
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    May 3, 2014
    This third entry in the series started the Leprechaun goes somewhere era of the series. In this film, the Leprechaun goes to Las Vegas, where his desire for gold is right at home. Even stupider than its predecessors, Leprechaun 3 still manages to be a funny, gory, crazy bit of ... read moreB-level horror cinema that provides lots of laughs but no scares....
  • July 29, 2013
    Leprechaun 3 is more of the same and at this point has lost most of its muster. Warwick Davis stills portrays the evil leprechaun with gusto but the writing is cheesy and the rhythms forced. With nothing original to add to the story Leprechaun 3 isn't as good as the original but ... read morekeeps the formula working and on the same par as the sequel.
  • January 15, 2013
    Leprechaun goes to Las Vegas and does nothing new but makes this franchise get more and more pathetic. I'm sure that this could be appreciated in some entertaining fashion but I never dug this series aside from the first and even that is so-so.
  • fb9426219
    October 3, 2012
    A third installment of the Leprechaun franchise was unnecessary to say the least. Our not so favorite little green guy is back with absolutely no explanation of how he is alive again or how he came to Las Vegas. There is an unexplained magical medallion in the mix that only adds ... read moreconfusion to the story. For the first time the series begins to incorporate the concept of granting wishes. It seems odd the wishes come from possessing a coin, rather than the leprechaun himself granting the wishes. Once again the acting is atrocious and the plot is flimsy. Luckily this is the first movie in the series that acknowledges that these are bad movies and comes off as more humorous than anything. I appreciated how they celebrated the cheesiness with more jokes and a lighter mood. Even though they embrace the humorous side this is still a poorly made movie and not a good investment of time.
  • January 14, 2011
    After getting the Leprechaun trilogy as one of my gifts for Christmas, I decided to watch them all right away, because I had been dying to view the first. Leprechaun 3 was just overall so much more enjoyable than I expected it to be. The cast and crew just had so much fun with al... read morel the material and since they knew they weren't going to make a star-studded masterpiece, they went with the best option and created a hilarious and exciting "camp gem", unlike the second one which took itself too seriously, and look how that turned out.

    Leprechaun 3 is just non-stop laugh out loud entertainment. With rhymes like the leprechaun makes in this one, you can't help but laugh your tail off at how cheesy and humorous the whole film is. Also, I guess since the acting wasn't as low as you can get in some movies of this caliver, it made the movie even more tolerable and likable, and since the leprechaun was more lovable, the film was more lovable. Plus, the main guy in this film is not too bad on the eyes, such as eye candy Jennifer Aniston in the first.

    Overall, there has got to be something anyone and everyone could like about this film. It deserves higher appreciation than the first and second put together for being so incredibly fun and humorous, like I have already mentioned, and is worthy of any positive reception it receives in fact, in honest my opinion.
  • March 22, 2008
    The end was hilarious! He went flying through the air (on fire) kicking his little legs. Oh my god, it was so funny.

Critic Reviews

Tim Brayton
March 23, 2012
Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy

The directness with which this went to video is apparent in nearly every single element. Full Review

Steve Crum
February 21, 2008
Steve Crum,

If "Leprechaun" 1 and 2 are clunky, why expect this one to be even as good? It isn't.

Stefan Birgir Stefansson
June 14, 2006
Stefan Birgir Stefansson,

perhaps even worse than the first two

Scott Weinberg
April 17, 2005
Scott Weinberg,

How to take a stupid idea and make it progressively more moronic.

January 1, 2000
L.A. Weekly

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Emanuel Levy
October 13, 2005
Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com

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