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Super Reviewer
½ August 5, 2016
Tykwer seems to be more interested in pretentious artsy shots than creating a resonant story, and the fact that the female character is unbearable and the plot unbelievable and boring to death only helps make this film an ordeal to sit through.
December 28, 2015
Absolutely loved it!
The movie shows humans as individual creatures. Humans are not seen as 'the same type multiplied', but rather as something that is constantly developing, changing and moving.

Very smooth role play. At times one may question some why's, however it ends up questioning one's own life.
September 25, 2015
A romance triangle never before told and pray that this movie is not foretelling a new idea of an extended family where there may exist no more sexual boundaries.
January 13, 2015
Rather naive and shallow.
½ July 23, 2014
Tuesday, July 22, 2014

(2011) Three
(In German with English subtitles)

To generalize the movie as a whole, which I must admit used the fast-forward button while playing on most scenes since it's direction is predictable, was that successful middle aged woman finds out her husband is also gay, and accepts his choice of lifestyle by getting involved in a threesome with her husbands lover at the end. And all of that job description stuff only serves as a backdrop to this predictable love triangular acceptance affair. And if viewers are aroused by it's characters appearing full frontal should be able to tolerate this movie even more. And to look at the big picture, the thesis of this movie may have been much more effective in it's native Germany, but over here in North America, perhaps on other First World countries it's point is bloody obvious.

1 star out of 4
May 8, 2014
Amazing and thought provoking. Challenging the conventional social norm of relationships.
December 16, 2013
A bit pedestrian from yet-to-break-through talent Tykwer. The story is more interesting in "Pourquoi Pas?" made some twentyfive years ago. I didn't believe the central premise of the movie that these three characters are equally drawn to each other, they didn't seem to have enough spark for that. "The International" still remains Tykwer's best work so far.
½ October 29, 2013
A very interesting and sexy film with nice character development and fine acting. It suffers a little from wanting to say too much and becomes somewhat pretentious at times.
August 31, 2013
Retomando el cine aleman
July 20, 2013
it's weird. it kinda has a bland taste left in the mouth in retrospect (like, looking back, it looks kind of basic), but at the time, it was encapsulating and fun.
June 7, 2013
An unforgivably overstuffed, incredulous contrivance that nonetheless has artistic style, an inventive score and several worthy ideas to explore. Its problem is primarily its titular subjects, only one of whom (Schipper) has depth and is likeable, believable and worth taking the bumpy journey with.
½ March 10, 2013
Three tries so hard to be honest and open-minded, but, despite the good acting and solid direction, its lukewarm, poorly paced exploration of infidelity and polygamy remains, much like its characters, strangely cold, detached and futile instead.
February 19, 2013
Me gusto la ,pelicula,es entretenida,atrapante y bastante degenerada....
Super Reviewer
½ January 25, 2013
In "3," Hanna(Sophie Rois), a biologist and television presenter, and Simon(Sebastian Schipper), an art engineer, have grown to middle age together, through thick and thin, such as the serious illness and subsequent death of Simon's mother(Angela Winkler). With everything on her plate, it is no surprise that Hanna is distracted at a conference, thus not noticing Adam(Devid Striesow), a younger colleague. The second time they meet is when Hanna has an extra ticket to the theater due to Simon working late that she gives to Adam. The third time is less formal. But unbeknowst to her, at the same time, Simon is elsewhere badly needing her support when he is diagnosed with testicular cancer, followed quickly by some very graphic surgery.

While I thought "3" was stylish, erotic and thoughtful and handles its shifting viewpoints well, I know some people might find the movie somewhat pretentious due to Tom Tykwer's use of symbolism and numerology but I think this also works rather well, as these characters are at an age where they have their first serious brush with mortality and start to keep score of accomplishments and important events in their lives. While they may think time is running out, none of us know how much time we have left, not even Simon's mother, whose suicide attempt is cruelly interrupted. So, it is never too late and we should stop worrying so much about what we cannot help. However, for a movie so intent on flaunting conventions, it does sadly become awkwardly conventional late, breaking the magic spell for a brief period before its beguiling ending and memorable final image.
November 16, 2012
Très inégal dans sa première heure, plus prenant dans sa seconde. Peu de compassion au final pour ce mélo assez improbable et ironiquement plutôt froid alors que tout tourne autour du cul. Peut-être est-ce le problème, peu de sentiments profonds à l'écran. Juste des orifices. On se fiche un peu de ce qui peut arriver aux personnages. Sophie Rois n'est pas très convaincante non plus. Une jolie mise en scène tout de même qui maintient l'attention, Tykwer oblige.
½ October 27, 2012
Mildly interesting. The numerology aspect sparked my curiosity but, unfortunately, this went nowhere. As a human drama, it is OKish, but feels flat in the end. It has so many opportunities for a powerful and profound conclusion, yet squanders all of these.
½ October 26, 2012
Exceptional like Tykwer I felt for all of them. Strong characters and development. Never once felt overshadow by any visuals or stylistic choices in fact I was completely engaged. I think people might be off put by exploring your sexuality hints the low score. Expand your mind.
September 30, 2012
um triângulo amoroso que funcionou.
August 21, 2012
oh... Tom Tykwer... of course!
June 1, 2012
"Drei" o simplemente "3" es de esas peliculas que inspiran a la audiencia a gritar frases de desprecio a la pantalla. La cinta, dirigida por el talentoso Tom Tykwer (quien se hizo famoso con la inventiva "Run, Lola, Run"), nos presenta personajes poco interesantes y egolatras, situaciones completamente inverosimiles y un innecesario abuso de adornos visuales que no le hace ningun favor a la historia.
Las actuaciones no son malas pero "3" se convierte en una farsa sexual al nivel de una telenovela barata disfrazada de "cine de arte". Es una pelicula que quiere hablar sobre la condicion humana y las relaciones pero habla mas sobre el morbo y vision sensacionalista de sus realizadores. Sin duda es una completa decepcion.
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