3 Needles Synopsis
Individuals struggle with HIV.
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TV Guide

By Ken Fox
After reminding us that the AIDS crisis in the West is far from over in "The Event," Fitzgerald widened his scope with this much-needed...
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70

The New York Times

By Stephen Holden
Had it taken a more hard-headed approach, 3 Needles, might have been to the AIDS epidemic what "Traffic" was to the drug trade.
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70

Los Angeles Times

By Kevin Thomas
Though not as coherent as it might be, 3 Needles, with its stunning cinematography by Thomas M. Harting, is never less than engaging and...
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63

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
If good intentions were all it took to create a decent movie, Thom Fitzgerald's 3 Needles would be some kind of masterpiece.
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50

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
When 3 Needles premiered at Toronto last year, the stories were overlapping, in the style of "Babel" but without a unifying theme. It's...
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50

Chicago Reader

By Jonathan Rosenbaum
This sprawling and ambitious three-part Canadian film traces the spread of AIDS on three continents, but it gets off to a confusing start…...
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50

Variety

By Dennis Harvey
3 Needles is a great discussion tool for World AIDS Awareness Day that never achieves coherent shape as a three-paneled drama.
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50

Village Voice

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In terms of simple provocation, nothing in this melodramatic mosaic of global suffering comes close to matching director Thom Fitzgerald's...
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38

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
Writer-director Thom Fitzgerald's ambitious but hopelessly inchoate AIDS drama is actually three separate, sequentially-told stories.
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

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If nothing else, Fitzgerald has demonstrated how huge a challenge the AIDS epidemic is on a worldwide scale, and how it will take a...
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3 Needles Gets 4 Stars!!!

By Tresalyn
Through three very different vignettes, the viewer is given a glimpse into how the AIDS epidemic is transmitted and perpetuated through choices made by characters in seemingly desparate situations. ...

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Rated NR