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3 Women Reviews

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Top Critic
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
January 1, 2000
Robert Altman's would-be American art film (1977) is murky, snide, and sloppy.
Michelle Devereaux
The Skinny
July 28, 2015
Altman's signature telephoto framing, omnipresent murals depicting demon-like creatures, and an atonal score add a creeping menace to uncanny California desert settings.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Eric Henderson
Slant Magazine
April 22, 2004
3 Women is a daring piece of cinema that glides along the edge of weirdness and somehow manages not to fall off.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
October 21, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
March 5, 2005
I have seen it many times, been through it twice in shot-by-shot analysis, and yet it always seems to be happening as I watch it. Recurring dreams are like that.
| Original Score: 4/4
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
May 3, 2005
An incisive portrait of psychological alienation.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
June 7, 2004
[A] strange, beautiful and funny film.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Christopher Null
April 15, 2004
The end result is a film far more reminiscent of Polanski than Altman and stands as one of his most underseen but most compelling works.
| Original Score: 4/5
Eric Melin
October 27, 2011
3 Women is definitely a slow burn of a movie, but it's also amazing how well it taps into and visualizes the subconscious. Nothing is spelled out by Altman, who wants the audience to interpret the film's meaning for themselves.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Jeremy Heilman
July 3, 2002
It ranks in the pantheon of great films about dreams.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
January 23, 2004
3 Women is an intriguing film by Robert Altman that resides in the netherworld between dreaming and waking.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
January 16, 2011
Absorbing until it crashes in a tiresome manner trying to be too inexplicably symbolic.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Dan Jardine
May 20, 2013
Insinuates itself into your skull, and earwig-like proceeds to consume all you thought you knew of ontological security
Full Review | Original Score: 78/100
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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
June 25, 2002
A gauzy, perfectly executed vacation in Doppelgänger-burg.
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
February 18, 2005
Fascinating, elliptical and enigmantic ... authentic Altman. Altman.
| Original Score: 5/5
Jay Antani
Cinema Writer
September 6, 2010
The first half...is some of Altman's best stuff. The second half downgrades into rather pretentious and dithering malarkey
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Douglas Pratt
Hollywood Reporter
June 4, 2004
A spectacular artistic success.
Wendy Ide
Times (UK)
July 16, 2015
The result is remarkable -- a semi-lucid, feverish tale of female relationships that disintegrates into a kind of woozy, oppressive madness.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
February 13, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Melissa Anderson
December 9, 2014
The film is rich in brilliant oddities and juxtapositions, never more so than when Duvall and Spacek are encompassed in the same frame.
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