Three Days of Rain

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  • Summary: Writer/director Michael Meredith's weaves together several tales, loosely based on short stories by Anton Chekhov, and set in present-day Cleveland.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 12
  2. Negative: 2 out of 12
  1. A "Chekhovian" movie that's closer to the master's mood than many, it's also a jazzy, rainy day film that makes serious and amusing points about life and people in the midst of its downpour.
  2. This is familiar but atmospheric, with good performances by Peter Falk, Blythe Danner, Joey Bilow, Michael Santoro, Merle Kennedy, and former football pro Don Meredith.
  3. A quiet, thoughtful film about isolation and separation.
  4. 60
    The result is both a hypnotic mood piece -- where characters' blank existential stares are framed through rain-beaded car windows -- and a murky riff on urban Midwestern ennui (by way of the Russian steppes).
  5. 60
    Beautifully lit, with some inventive but unobtrusive framing, and the moody jazz score unifies the multiple storylines without overwhelming them. Yet while the movie never goes slack, it never really transcends its good intentions either.
  6. The acting and stories are uneven, but Erick Avari, as a man who wakes up to his humanitarian obligations, provides the movie's affecting center, and Peter Falk gives a harrowing performance as a hopeless drunk trying to manipulate his grown son.
  7. Reviewed by: Ronnie Scheib
    20
    Rain strives for a "Magnolia"-type tapestry of quiet desperation. But after 90 unremitting minutes of badly acted, atrociously written histrionic misery, pic leaves one praying for frogs.

See all 12 Critic Reviews

Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. CrashP.
    Oct 3, 2005
    10
    Beautiful film with real-life stories and a twist. "Rain rain what a pain." Hats off to a new writer/director...can't wait to see more.
  2. ChristinaK.
    Oct 5, 2005
    9
    Loved the film. Very subtle and moving.
  3. GeorgeG.
    Nov 17, 2008
    9
    Haunting, beautiful and top notch acting.

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