3 Backyards Reviews

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March 14, 2011
Mendelsohn's dialogue is, for the most part, as spare as poetry, and the three stories are woven together masterfully and acquire a gleaming aura that's almost pastoral.
March 11, 2011
Little is left to chance, and every detail contributes to a tightly schematic, microcosmic poetic concept.
March 11, 2011
Well-acted and acutely observed, the sort of cerebral fare you can more typically find on HBO than in theaters these days.
March 9, 2011
My mind kept wandering.
March 8, 2011
A story in which poor real folks are granted perspective only by brushing up against starlets, accidents, and villains of the tabloid press.
March 7, 2011
The movie has none of the smugness of American Beauty: You could dream of living in a world like this.
July 28, 2011
This dark, well-acted suburban tale is follow-up to the gifted Mendleson's most promising feature debut
June 24, 2011
And although Mendelsohn maintains a certain cool detachment, he also allows the film to occasionally soar in unexpected ways.
April 8, 2011
Mendelsohn may believe he's presenting an unvarnished look at middle-class America, but if these kinds of people exist, you won't recognize them.
March 23, 2011
Unlike those indie directors whose feel-good, P.C. claptrap predictably gets praised by the very people it flatters, Mendelsohn makes suburban poetry that opposes the way middle-class film culture likes to fantasize itself.
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