3 Backyards
3 Backyards (2011)

The story of four inhabitants of the same suburban town over the course of one curious autumn day.

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: June 28, 2011
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Critic Score
76%
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User Score
30%



Critic Score: 76% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Bruce Diones
New Yorker

Mendelsohn's dialogue is, for the most part, as spare as poetry, and the three stories are woven together masterfully and acquire a gleaming aura that's almost pastoral.

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Rex Reed
New York Observer

My mind kept wandering.

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Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

This dark, well-acted suburban tale is follow-up to the gifted Mendleson's most promising feature debut

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

Little is left to chance, and every detail contributes to a tightly schematic, microcosmic poetic concept.

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Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice

A story in which poor real folks are granted perspective only by brushing up against starlets, accidents, and villains of the tabloid press.

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Beth Accomando
KPBS.org

And although Mendelsohn maintains a certain cool detachment, he also allows the film to occasionally soar in unexpected ways.

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Lou Lumenick
New York Post

Well-acted and acutely observed, the sort of cerebral fare you can more typically find on HBO than in theaters these days.

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David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture

The movie has none of the smugness of American Beauty: You could dream of living in a world like this.

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Tricia Olszewski
Washington City Paper

Mendelsohn may believe he's presenting an unvarnished look at middle-class America, but if these kinds of people exist, you won't recognize them.

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Flixster Audience Score: 30% Flixster User Reviews
Walter M.
"3 Backyards" starts with John(Elias Koteas) having a staring contest with his wife(Kathryn Erbe) at 3:30 am before he leaves to catch a flight that… More
Jeff Talbott
Lovely, elliptical and filled with quiet dread, this lovely film is as clear an argument for the vivid independent film world as any I have seen this year.… More

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