As Três Marias
As Três Marias (2002)

Brazilian filmmaker Aluizio Abranches directs the revenge drama The Three Marias, heavily influenced by religious doctrines and Greek tragedies. Bitter matriarch Filomena Capodocio (Marieta Severo) carries out a vendetta against her… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: August 2, 2002
DVD Release Date: April 26, 2005
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

A luridly baroque tale of violent revenge, this Brazilian-Italian entry relies heavily on atmospheric visuals to compensate for its lack of depth in both plotting and characterizations.

Stephen Holden
New York Times

Its emotional climate is too extreme to invite identification, and its characters are too single-minded in their revenge to evoke pity, terror or even much interest.

Prairie Miller
WBAI Web Radio

The good news is that for a change the females, however malevolent, get to use their brains rather than their bodies as problem solving implements.

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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

Abranches intends for a religious parable by way of Greek tragedy, but the film drowns in a morass of portentous signs and poetic symbols.

Lou Lumenick
New York Post

The intent was apparently a Sergio Leone-ish black comedy, but the leaden pacing, somnambulant performances and incessant symbolism in nearly every shot will soon have you thinking that The Three Marias is three too many.

Maria Garcia
Film Journal International

A solid 'B' movie with no meaningful dialogue, a creaky plotline and wildly evocative characters, but its crude charm is unmistakable.

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Bob Campbell
Newark Star-Ledger

At times, the filmmaker seems unsure of his mission. He should have had Filomena for his producer.

Gene Seymour

Those who long for the termite glory of 1950s B westerns might find something to like about this tightly wound, borderline absurd oddity.

Sean O'Connell

Marias is all about build-up, with very little payoff.

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[font=Century Gothic]In the Brazilian film, "The Three Marias", the husband and two sons of Filomena(Marieta Severo) have just been brutally murdered.… More