Three

Critics Consensus

Thr3e is a shoddily made, thrill-free thriller that isn't half as good as the several movies it borrows from (Adaptation, Saw, Se7en).

5%

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Total Count: 38

51%

Audience Score

User Ratings: 7,939
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A psychotic madman with a penchant for sadistic riddles and impossible timelines corrals three unsuspecting individuals into a deadly game in which death draws closer with every second in director Robby Henson's dark, labyrinthine thriller. When the mysterious serial killer known as the Riddle Killer orders naïve seminary student Kevin Parson (Marc Blucas) to confess an unknown sin from his past, the clock soon begins to tick for this future man of the cloth. Fortunately for Kevin, police profiler Jennifer Peters (Justine Waddell) is determined to capture the elusive murderer before he strikes again. A well-known author who specializes in the subject of serial killers, Jennifer was scarred for life when she was previously targeted by the Riddle Killer and forced to watch as her brother was brutally murdered right before her eyes. As Jennifer and Kevin join forces to catch the Riddle Killer and end his murderous killing spree, Kevin's childhood friend Samantha (Laura Jordan) -- a former FBI agent-turned-insurance investigator -- returns to protect her friend, even if it means risking her own life. Now, with the minutes ticking away as Kevin struggles to recall the childhood sin that threatens to bring about his untimely demise, the three desperate souls journey into a grim world where your closest friend could be your worst enemy.

Cast

Marc Blucas
as Kevin Parson
Justine Waddell
as Dr. Jennifer Peters
Laura Jordan
as Samantha Shear
Max Ryan
as Milton
Tom Bower
as Uncle Eugene Parson
Jeffrey Lee Hollis
as Bobby Parson
Jeff Hollis
as Bob Parson
Philip Dunbar
as Dr. Francis
Priscilla Barnes
as Aunt Belinda Parson
Kevin Downes
as Henry Jameson
Jack Ryan
as Young Slater
Sherman Augustus
as Detective Bill
Zbigniew Modej
as Bus Driver
Allana Bale
as Younger Samantha
Joe Goodman
as Reporter
Adam Malecki
as Roy Peters
Holly Mcclure
as News Anchor
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Critic Reviews for Three

All Critics (38) | Top Critics (11) | Fresh (2) | Rotten (36)

  • The vile sadism of the Saw movies has been replaced by decorative references to Saint Augustine and Immanuel Kant, and there's a beautiful but brainy police profiler (Justine Waddell) on hand to dispense a thick layer of psychobabble.

    Dec 3, 2007 | Full Review…
  • There's precious little in the way of clammy tension or mounting apprehension as Thr3e plods toward a climax that is startlingly absurd, yet not entirely illogical.

    Jan 5, 2007

    Joe Leydon

    Variety
    Top Critic
  • Ultimately Three, for all its philosophizing, is little more than a standard serial-killer movie with pretensions.

    Jan 5, 2007
  • If Thr3e is any indication of what we can expect from the emerging trend of studio-funded faith-based movies, we may find ourselves wishing The Passion of the Christ had been a box-office bomb.

    Jan 5, 2007 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…
  • Suspenselessly directed by Robby Henson, Thr3e commits the eighth deadly sin -- boredom.

    Jan 5, 2007 | Rating: 1/4
  • It's a pretty run-of-the-mill B suspense movie.

    Jan 5, 2007 | Rating: 2/4

Audience Reviews for Three

  • Oct 21, 2010
    is this the outragous script that the other brother in adaptation the nicholas cage film, writes and is sure to become a winner, it certainly seems familier to whats discussed in adaptation. wether it is or isnt, it certainly isnt a classic or winner, but entertaining enough with some bad and crappy moments coming of okay, the film a cross between, saw seven, michael cera's 12 rounds, and others, check it out youll get something out of it, and for the adaptation link, im sure andy kauffman would have something to say
    scott g Super Reviewer
  • Aug 31, 2010
    Sometimes I get too lost in a story to see whats ahead. This became a very good thriller for me. A little "Saw" mixed with a little "Seven" and this is what you may get. I think most that do not like the movie are just pissed they did not see what was ahead! Watch the movie for a good and you will enjoy it.... watch it to analyze the "deep meanings" "Saw" and "Seven" had.... you will be disappointed. This fall short of either 2 movies ("Saw" and Seven") but still had just enough to remain entertaining.
    Thomas J Super Reviewer
  • Mar 28, 2010
    For some reason, I think this movie actually was in theaters and for that I cry... This was a second-rate movie with a second-rate story. If you go to film school, the first thing they usually tell you is not to finish a movie where someone wakes up at the end and everything was a dream... this movie had that sort of twist ending that made no sense.
    Christopher H Super Reviewer
  • Nov 26, 2009
    Ripoff ripoff ripoff! This was like watching a mix between Saw and Seven and not a whole lot of original in between. Watching this, I was waiting for Marc Blucas to look as if he had any life to him in this movie as he showed absolutely no energy and it didn't even looked like he cared. That is how he came across to me anyway. The rest of the cast was alright, nothing really to write home about, but this really felt like a real poor man's version of Saw, in more than one way.
    Ken D Super Reviewer

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