Stephen Hunter in the Washington Post calls 3000 Miles to Graceland "two hours to disgraceland." He goes on: "What you get is the V trifecta: vile, vicious and violent. Oh, and incoherent and stupid. A mess. A mean-spirited completely worthless film that can never give back the two hours it seizes from you. Other than that, I liked it a lot."
Roger Ebert in the Chicago Sun-Times liked it just as much: "Here's a movie without an ounce of human kindness, a sour and mean-spirited enterprise so desperate to please, it tries to be a yukky comedy and a hard-boiled action picture at the same time."
Elvis Mitchell in the New York Times calls the film a "bloated spectacle" while Liam Lacey in the Toronto Globe & Mail remarks that it "is remarkably bad, burdened with a tone of self-congratulatory stupidity and the rancid smell of middle-aged star vanity." (The film stars Kevin Costner and Kurt Russell.)
"If there were a truth-in-titling law," comments Carrie Rickey in the Philadelphia Inquirer, "the movie would be called 3000 Bullets to Brain Death."