3 Dancing Slaves


Mixed or average reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8

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  1. Although graceful and dynamic, Three Dancing Slaves is none too substantial or original, lacking the edge or complexity of Morel's impressive debut film, "Full Speed."
  2. Gaël Morel's intermittently poignant study in familial discord isn't quite substantive enough to support its histrionic tendencies.
  3. Mr. Morel's predilection for murky, nearly pitch-black cinematography and spare, elliptical dialogue indicates his debt to filmmakers like François Ozon and Claire Denis, but Three Dancing Slaves lacks the psychological precision of Mr. Ozon's or Ms. Denis's work.
  4. 60
    No matter that the setting is one of the most picturesque on the planet: cinematographer Jean-Max Bernard's camera would much rather linger all the skin and muscle Morel contrives to put on display.
  5. 50
    For those so inclined, this lulling, banal, and rather pleasant film cultivates a mood of zone-out voyeurism. In the absence of a larger purpose, Morel is content to ogle, perhaps rightly assuming that his viewers will be too.
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  1. ericd
    Jan 3, 2006
    This movie disappointed me. I thought that it just wasn't very good.
  2. GeorgeJ.
    Dec 30, 2005
    Beautiful scenes and men, but the movie seemed dark and pointless. Maybe I missed the point in the sub-titles.