3 Backyards Synopsis
Three people (Edie Falco, Elias Koteas, Rachel Resheff) spend a curious fall day in suburbia.
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Variety

Helmer-writer Eric Mendelsohn returns with his first feature in a decade and the proposition that art film still has a place in the world...
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80

New York Magazine (Vulture)

By David Edelstein
The movie has none of the smugness of "­American Beauty": You could dream of living in a world like this.
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80

Boxoffice Magazine

By Steve Ramos
It's worth remembering that eleven years passed between "Judy Berlin" and 3 Backyards, both of which earned Mendelsohn best director prizes...
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80

Village Voice

By Nick Pinkerton
Mendelsohn's first film since 1999's "Judy Berlin" is devoted to finding descriptive correlatives to liminal emotional states through the...
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80

The New York Times

By Stephen Holden
Mr. Mendelsohn's ability to evoke a child's-eye view of a suburban environment is the most seductive element in a movie whose primary...
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63

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Well-acted and acutely observed.
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60

Time Out New York

Only Falco gets beyond being merely a symbol for suburban angst.
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

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Smartly observed and precisely visualized, 3 Backyards is nonetheless a bore: We never care for any of the characters and their lives of...
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40

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
From the insistently discordant score to each overthought shot, this triad of stories feels self-conscious and deliberately arty rather...
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Extremely boring.....slow

By uleij
The melodramatic music and long clips of scenery made this movie unbearable. Very little dialogue, and when anyone did speak, nothing really made sense. Most characters, you want to learn more...

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Rated R | For a scene of sexual content