Three Colors: Red (Trois couleurs: Rouge)
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Three Colors: Red (Trois couleurs: Rouge)
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 Valentine's apartment lives a young man who aspires to be a judge and loves a woman who will betray him. From these characters' proximity comes spiritual kinship and mutual redemption.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The third and best feature of Krzysztof Kieslowski's highly ambitious Three Colors trilogy."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"Red succeeds so stirringly that it also bestows some much-needed magic upon its predecessors."
‑ Janet Maslin, New York Times
"No better swan song to such a rich, weighty career has yet been filmed."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"It's a marvellous culmination of the trilogy, which together make some of the most fascinating stories in film."
‑ , Film4
"a beautiful film both emotionally and philosophically, not to mention aesthetically"
‑ James Kendrick, Q Network Film Desk
"Another deft, deeply affecting variation on Krzysztof Kieslowski's recurring theme that people are interconnected in ways they can barely fathom."
‑ Lisa Nesselson, Variety
"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."
‑ Jonathan Kiefer, Salon.com
"[Kieślowski's] microcosmic scrutiny of the world, sans judgment, suggests all things happen at once."
‑ Rob Humanick, Slant Magazine
"Explores fraternity in large part as much through the dynamic of neighbors and community as through potential one-on-one friendships or romances. [Blu-ray]"
‑ Peter Canavese, Groucho Reviews
"the narrative seems delicate but precise, and it is difficult to say why the story and the images are so captivating, except that the film’s modulation of revelation, beauty and anticipation is exquisite."
‑ Douglas Pratt, DVDLaser
"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."
‑ Geoff Andrew, Time Out
"Visually and emotionally, this is the director's warmest film."
‑ Richard Corliss, TIME Magazine
"A superb example of French arthouse which is also very watchable."
‑ Steve Beard, Empire Magazine
"... the most densely and deftly woven of the three films."
‑ Sean Axmaker, Turner Classic Movies Online
"A truly remarkable film -- nothing short of a masterpiece."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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