Three Times Synopsis
A soldier falls for a pool-hall hostess in one of three romantic tales set in different eras.
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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
Three Times is great cinema, pop romance that carries a special charge.
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100

TV Guide

By Ken Fox
It's simply one of the most beautiful films he's (Hou Hsiao Hsien) made to date.
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100

San Francisco Chronicle

One of the best films of the year.
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100

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Three varieties of love: unfulfilled, mercenary, meaningless. All photographed with such visual beauty that watching the movie is like...
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88

Miami Herald

By Marta Barber
Politics in Three Times is as subtle as the stories being told. The film is probably too slow, too silent and too long for most audiences....
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88

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Another triumph of modesty from a master who deserves real, paying audiences, not just the adoration of besotted film critics.
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75

New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
Anchored by the performance of Shu Qi, who has come a long way from her days as a nudie pin-up. She's a first-rate actress.
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75

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
A lyrical, subtle, chaste and nearly wordless romance.
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75

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Do Hou's films deserve to be seen? Absolutely, if only to end the myth that they're too perfect for this world.
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60

The Hollywood Reporter

By Richard James Havis
Three Times offers a careful examination of the changing ways people have reacted to each other during the past 100 years. As such, it's an...
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THREE TIMES the Beauty

By lugubriousthespian
World reknowned art-house director from Taiwan Hou Hsiao-hsien again dares to be audaciously unique with this film using two actors to play the leads in three very different time-period essential...