Three Dollars Reviews
January 1, 2010
Started off okay, but got too bleak too quickly. I mean, for goodness sake, why didn't he just go and claim social security since both he and his wife were unemployed?! The gang beatings bit was pretty grim too. Unfortunately it was not unbelievable as there are plenty of people like that here, (sadly), but it was a little in your face for the type of movie that this was aiming to be. I also thought the Amanda storyline was going to go somewhere, but that just fizzled. By all means not a bad movie, but it just couldn't seem to decide what it was going for.
August 18, 2008
ENGLISH: Dull and depressing, this movie deals shallowly and uninventively with important themes such as personal integrity. Among the various irritating aspects, Ian Curtis is mentioned a number of times and 2 Joy Division's songs are in the soundtrack: this movie definitely does not deserve such poetic and musical references.
ITALIANO: Noioso e deprimente, il film tratta in modo superficiale e privo di inventiva tematiche importanti come l'integrita' personale. Fra i vari aspetti irritanti, viene citato diverse volte Ian Curtis e la colonna sonora include 2 brani dei Joy Division: questo film non merita assolutamente tali riferimenti poetici e musicali.
August 27, 2007
DRAMA & SOME SUSPENCE
July 11, 2007
This movie slipped thru my fingers too... but would like to view...:0)
June 7, 2007
i love David Wehnem.
January 31, 2007
I really loved this. It's flawed, and a bit overlong/slow, but i felt i could relate to it so much, that it really ended up affecting me.
December 20, 2006
This was the most boring and most disappointing movie I have ever watched. It meandered between irrelevant interludes and mind-numbing dialogue before attempting a crescendo and ending on an anticlimax. The story was implausible. All the family scenes seemed to be written by someone who idealises family life but has not experienced it for themselves. This shifted between syrupy sweet moments and excessively emotional arguments. Many of the scenes and dramas in the movie seemed to come from nowhere and added nothing to the movie. The moral integrity which the main character is seemingly sacked for disappears as he steals chickens with a homeless man the next day. The regular 9 1/2 year reunion with a school sweetheart does nothing to hold the narrative together. It was all unbelievable, unbearable, seemingly written by film students overdosing on syrup, juvenile emotional episodes and boring pseudo-intellectual dialogue familiar to Dawson's Creek fans.
I persevered with this movie, hoping it would go somewhere, was bitterly disappointed by its conclusion and now regret having seen it at all.
November 12, 2006
I did not get to finish watching this which iritated me. Up until the part i saw I thought the movie was brilliant but otherwise it is hard to say.
November 8, 2006
A solid Aussie drama that has great perforamnces by David Wenham, Frances O'Connor and Sarah Wynter but I didn't feel that it exlore the thremes that it was trying to tell us enough. Good but not great.