Personal Velocity: Three Portraits
Personal Velocity: Three Portraits (2002)

Three women whose lives have followed very different paths ponder their pasts and their futures in this omnibus film from second-time director Rebecca Miller, adapted from her acclaimed short story collection of the same name. Delia (Kyra… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: March 18, 2003
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Critic Score: 69% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Uneven, but a keenly observed and well-acted film about three women's lives.

Eric Harrison
Houston Chronicle

This beautifully realized film retains the essential qualities of short fiction: precision, compactness, a focus on epiphanic moments.

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Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Three exquisite boutique films whose impact is much larger than many movies five times their size.

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Story about life's turning points is not for kids.

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Steven Rosen
Denver Post

These are complex characters.

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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press

Redeemed by the fine performances and by the moody and effective digital photography of Ellen Kuras.

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Shannon J. Harvey
Sunday Times (Australia)

Miller has made a provocative, intimate triptych of short stories.

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Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News

It accumulates small details that gradually create a feeling of narrative intimacy.

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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News

Ranging from funny to shattering and featuring some of the year's best acting, Personal Velocity gathers plenty of dramatic momentum.

Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile

It's quite a stylised piece and it's credit to the cast and the filmmakers that the characters engage us to the extent that they do.

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Flixster Audience Score: 62% Flixster User Reviews
Red Lats
Not my cup of tea. I don't mind the short stories, but other that the fact the three women are having troubles in part due to their upbringing, the… More
Jim Hunter
This film is comprised of three portraits of women, one escaping from an abusive marriage, one considering adultery, and one who picks up a hitchhiker. Overly… More
Sunil Jawahir
Great work by all three actresses and often movies with seperate stories bother me.

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