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THR3E

THR3E (2007)

tomatometer

5

Average Rating: 3.3/10
Reviews Counted: 37
Fresh: 2 | Rotten: 35

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

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Average Rating: 2.8/10
Critic Reviews: 10
Fresh: 0 | Rotten: 10

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

audience

51

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Average Rating: 3.1/5
User Ratings: 7,927

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Movie Info

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 na´ve 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

PG-13,

Mystery & Suspense, Drama

Apr 24, 2007

$1.0M

20th Century Fox

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All Critics (37) | Top Critics (10) | Fresh (2) | Rotten (35) | DVD (6)

The vile sadism of the Saw movies has been replaced by decorative references to Saint Augustine and Immanuel Kant, and there's a beautiful but brainy police profiler (Justine Waddell) on hand to dispense a thick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

December 3, 2007 Full Review Source: Chicago Reader
Chicago Reader
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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.

January 5, 2007 Full Review Source: Variety
Variety
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Ultimately Three, for all its philosophizing, is little more than a standard serial-killer movie with pretensions.

January 5, 2007
Hollywood Reporter
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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.

January 5, 2007 Full Review Source: Seattle Times
Seattle Times
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Suspenselessly directed by Robby Henson, Thr3e commits the eighth deadly sin -- boredom.

January 5, 2007 Full Review Source: New York Post | Comment (1)
New York Post
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It's a pretty run-of-the-mill B suspense movie.

January 5, 2007 Full Review Source: New York Daily News
New York Daily News
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about half-way through the film, I started to get a sinking feeling that this was leading to a giant cliche

May 18, 2007 Full Review Source: 7M Pictures
7M Pictures

...a mix of earnest uncertainty and shameless over-the-top hamminess.

January 11, 2007 Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review
Sacramento News & Review

If you happen to be a sheltered religious kid who's dying to see a serial-killer movie but is barred by parental authority from seeing any film containing profanity, gore, or sexual tension, this is your chance.

January 10, 2007

The scene of faux flames burning in front of a city bus will go down in the annals of Le Cinema du Frommage.

January 10, 2007 Full Review Source: Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

I've seen films that said nothing in entertaining, even compelling ways. 'Thr3e' is not one of them. At least it's not wholesome too.

January 5, 2007 Full Review Source: Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)

Ultimately aimed at a Christian audience looking for genre entertainment with a certain sense of propriety, the film tries to serve two masters and doesn't quite deliver for either.

January 5, 2007 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
TV Guide's Movie Guide

It's awfully familiar, right up to the ending, which bogarts the ending of another recent thrill-kill movie but, in fairness, I won't reveal that flick's identity.

January 5, 2007 Full Review Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press
St. Paul Pioneer Press

Thr3e is an eccentric combination of horror film and religious morality play that isn't entirely successful on either level but gets by on the sheer professionalism of its makers.

January 5, 2007
Reel.com

A tame variation on the usual serial-killer art direction and a hilarious number of A-Team-style explosions in which no one is killed. It's offensively dull.

January 5, 2007 Full Review Source: Oregonian | Comment (1)
Oregonian

Thr3e is far short of Se7en.

January 5, 2007 Full Review Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

It's relentlessly mediocre and does not belong in a venue where you'll have to pay $9 to see it.

January 5, 2007 Full Review Source: Kansas City Star
Kansas City Star

It has a triple-twist ending, highly appropriate for a picture whose plot depends on permutations of the number three, and I'll bet at least two of those surprise you.

January 5, 2007 Full Review Source: Charlotte Observer
Charlotte Observer

It's hard to imagine an audience that will be satisfied.

January 5, 2007
Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com

Audience Reviews for THR3E

Bad acting, this came across more as bad Slasher than a Thriller. The Killer sounded like a rip off of Jigsaw from the Saw series, the title is copied from 'Se7en' and the 'Riddle Killer' idea, well that has just come straight from the Batman comics.

An unintelligent, unoriginal, very predictable film , which sounded much better than it actually was.
October 22, 2010
76Majikat

Super Reviewer

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.
August 31, 2010
Tomassgringo

Super Reviewer

Really wanted to like this movie.starts out promiseing but ends up being stupid and its been done before.With the twisted ending that did take me by surprise but was'nt effective enough to be good.Check it out if your bored or on tv.
March 9, 2009
briandeguelle

Super Reviewer

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.
March 28, 2010
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