Three Coins in the Fountain
Three Coins in the Fountain (1954)

A movie with more ambiance than actual substance, this remains a classic romance movie nonetheless, receiving numerous production awards. Beginning with three women who throw coins in the Fountain of Trevi in Rome, the movie follows them… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: June 2, 1954
DVD Release Date: November 2, 2004
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Critic Score: 63% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff

The film has warmth, humor, a rich dose of romance and almost incredible pictorial appeal.

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TV Guide

This pleasant boy-meets-girl story (times three) is more distinguished for its photography and title song than for its predictable plot.

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Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies

Not very nice to the women, for what was probably considered a 'woman's picture.'

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Trevor Johnston
Time Out

This touristy romance was an unexpected hit in its day, but you'd hardly think it to look at it now.

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Empire Magazine

Formulaic fifties romantic tish.

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Given that this is the stuff of movies, you can pretty much guess the outcome, but the journey to true love is undeniably sweet.

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Bosley Crowther
New York Times

Three Coins in the Fountain is quite clearly a film in which the locale comes first. However, the nonsense of its fable tumbles nicely within the picture frame.

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Emanuel Levy

The melodic song and grand Rome setting are more memorable than anything in the plot, characters, or acting; the movie is credited with helping increase American tourism to Italy.

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Flixster Audience Score: 43% Flixster User Reviews
Red Lats
I watched this movie because we toured Rome last year. It was nice to relive our holiday through the scenery - even though we were there sixty years later. The… More
John Ballantine
I'm sure that at some point this was considered to be wildly exotic and romantic but it is tame and dated by today's standards.
jay nixon
Dated hogwash but viewed in the right frame of mind enjoyable with gorgeous views of Rome and the Italian countryside.
Aj V
Not a bad movie, but it's really just another romantic comedy, which just happens to be set in Italy. It has it's moments, but overall it's not… More