Three Colors: Red (Trois couleurs: Rouge)
Three Colors: Red (Trois couleurs: Rouge) (1994)

A beautiful model named Valentine crosses paths with a retired judge, whose dog she runs over with her car. The lonely judge, she discovers, amuses himself by eavesdropping on all of his neighbors' phone conversations. Near… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: March 4, 2003
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Consensus: A complex, stirring, and beautifully realized portrait of interconnected lives, Red is the captivating conclusion to a remarkable trilogy.

Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

The third and best feature of Krzysztof Kieslowski's highly ambitious Three Colors trilogy.

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Janet Maslin
New York Times

Red succeeds so stirringly that it also bestows some much-needed magic upon its predecessors.

Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

No better swan song to such a rich, weighty career has yet been filmed.

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Lisa Nesselson

Another deft, deeply affecting variation on Krzysztof Kieslowski's recurring theme that people are interconnected in ways they can barely fathom.

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Jonathan Kiefer

Undaunted by the tremendous emotional and moral valence he has by now invited us to expect, Kieslowski controls the film magnificently, putting to use the shapely formal precision he took an entire career to work out.

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Rob Humanick
Slant Magazine

[Kieślowski's] microcosmic scrutiny of the world, sans judgment, suggests all things happen at once.

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

Stunningly beautiful, powerfully scored and immaculately performed, the film is virtually flawless, and one of the very greatest cinematic achievements of the last few decades. A masterpiece.

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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine

Visually and emotionally, this is the director's warmest film.

Steve Beard
Empire Magazine

A superb example of French arthouse which is also very watchable.

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Flixster Audience Score: 95% Flixster User Reviews
Dan Schultz
A stirring, fitting final chapter to director Krzysztof Kieslowski's "Three Colors" trilogy, dealing with a model (Irene Jacob) who starts a… More
Daniel Mumby
When Three Colours -- Red first opened in America, Roger Ebert made the observation that it was "grown-up filmmaking: a film by an adult, for adults".… More
Ross Collins
Somewhat surreal and intriguing story, set around the beautiful Lake Geneva, of a young woman just starting out in life meeting a cynical old man who helps her… More
Carlos Magalhães
Red is Kieslowski's best installment of his Three Colors films, and it is a reddish, warm depiction of solidarity and fraternity (the red colour of the… More
Anthony Lawrie
Red is a fantastic finale to the Trilogy, it's not as strong as Blue but it's nearly as beautiful. I think the ending and how the three films join is… More
Randy Tippy
Definitely the most abstract and non-linear of Kieslowski's trilogy. If <i>Blue</i> moved you to tears and <i>White</i> made you… More

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