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3 Reviews

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Richard Knight
Knight at the Movies
January 13, 2012
The movie's too sleek and chilly and doesn't exactly call to mind a warm, romantic comedy.
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
November 20, 2011
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Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Matt Pais
November 17, 2011
The only legitimate connection that results from sex-driven deception and lack of communication is the marriage of your hand and forehead.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
November 17, 2011
The film is successful in an absorbing sort of way, but underwhelming.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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John Hartl
Seattle Times
November 3, 2011
Tykwer's script is structured so that the audience knows more about the characters' connections than they do. As each faces a midlife crisis/turning point, fate sometimes appears to be calling the shots.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
October 21, 2011
Tykwer can't seem to turn Hanna, Simon and Adam into real people. They feel like pawns in the service of a more cerebral diversion than the game of life.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
October 6, 2011
It's a funny, fearless, suspenseful sex comedy that, in drawing on science and philosophy and art and death, risks accusations of pretentiousness.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
October 6, 2011
Modern to a fault.
Peter Keough
Boston Phoenix
October 6, 2011
"Farewell to a deterministic understanding of biology," Adam suggests at one point. It's harder to shake off a formulaic notion of film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Annlee Ellingson
Paste Magazine
September 27, 2011
Narratively and stylistically, Tykwer turns the love triangle on its head, crafting an emotionally mature and complex film that's dense with the stuff of life.
Andrea Chase
Killer Movie Reviews
September 25, 2011
robust and tantalizing morsels of semiotics, synchronicity, existential identity, with a romantic spirit at work that not only invokes, but also externalizes Hesse. Simple it is not, fascinating, absorbing, confusing, and enlightening it is
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
September 23, 2011
Tykwer's new 3 is that it comes the closest of any of his films in the past 10 years to showing a little energy, a little life. But unfortunately, it's a bit overstuffed, and far too long for its simple theme.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Leba Hertz
San Francisco Chronicle
September 22, 2011
Despite its fascinating and humorous moments, one can't help but be frustrated when at times it switches away to spiritual pretentiousness.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Glenn Lovell
September 22, 2011
Like all Tykwer films, hard to categorize. A blind-sided triangle romance? ... Let's settle on calling it an alarming comedy, part Billy Wilder, part Wim Wenders.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
September 16, 2011
Rois has moments of desperate urgency and depth, but Twyker's love of parallels is finally done in by artsy shots of the threesome au naturel against stark white backdrops.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
September 16, 2011
Tykwer exhibits a fondness for split screens and other eye candy but no interest in formalities like character and plot development.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Alonso Duralde
September 15, 2011
...Tom Tykwer's provocative and ferociously intelligent 3, a movie no Hollywood studio would ever green-light but which is nonetheless one of this year's best films so far.
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Sheri Linden
Los Angeles Times
September 15, 2011
A sensuous intellectual romp whose strong casting makes it involving, even when sentimentality creeps into the story or ideas present themselves in boldface.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
September 15, 2011
The lyrical conclusion, set to the surging, diaphanous music of Debussy, gives "3" a surprisingly sweet aftertaste.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Christopher Null
September 15, 2011
Tykwer is working in anachronisms. What once shocked now feels dully familiar.
| Original Score: 2/5
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