Three Days of Rain


Mixed or average reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 12
  2. Negative: 2 out of 12

Critic Reviews

  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. A quiet, thoughtful film about isolation and separation.
  3. 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.
  4. 63
    A well-written and -acted drama that's also unrelentingly grim.
  5. 63
    Three Days of Rain is only a sketch compared to the power of Rodrigo Garcia's "Nine Lives," which continues to grow in my memory.
  6. Meredith has woven together a half-dozen portraits of contemporary lives-on-the-edge in this quietly searing drama.
  7. 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.
  8. 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).
  9. 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.
  10. As a filmmaker, Meredith has a strong, if derivative, visual sense, although his screenplay is packed with too many cliches and familiar riffs.
  11. 30
    The real subversion is director Michael Meredith's insistence on not capturing interactions between human beings in a frame; with some forethought he could have filmed the actors individually and spliced.
  12. Reviewed by: Ronnie Scheib
    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.
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User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. GeorgeG.
    Nov 17, 2008
    Haunting, beautiful and top notch acting.
  2. ChristinaK.
    Oct 5, 2005
    Loved the film. Very subtle and moving.
  3. CrashP.
    Oct 3, 2005
    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.