Three Days of Rain
Three Days of Rain (2005)

Writer/director Michael Meredith's ambitious first feature, Three Days of Rain, weaves together a large number of tales, loosely based on short stories by Anton Chekhov, and set in present-day Cleveland. Thunder (Michael Santoro) is a… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: September 30, 2005
DVD Release Date: October 9, 2007
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Ronnie Scheib

Rain strives for a Magnolia-type tapestry of quiet desperation. But after 90 unremitting minutes of badly acted, atrociously written histrionic misery, pic leaves one praying for frogs.

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Jami Bernard
New York Daily News

The ends of each story work beautifully, but getting there requires traveling some washed-out roads, despite the imprimatur of executive producer Wim Wenders.

Bridget Byrne
Boxoffice Magazine

Meredith has created a mood piece that avoids self-indulgence as it explores the self-indulgent nature of a handful of diverse people, caught up in the major and minor miseries of life's foolish ironies and genuine woes.

Matthew Duersten
L.A. Weekly

A hypnotic mood piece -- where characters' blank existential stares are framed through rain-beaded car windows -- and a murky riff on urban Midwestern ennui (by way of the Russian steppes).

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V.A. Musetto
New York Post

A well-written and -acted drama that's also unrelentingly grim.

Merle Bertrand
Film Threat

It's simply a pleasure watching these seasoned pros, a collection of recognizable faces, if not exactly household names, massage these characters and bring them and their stories to life.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

In the genre of interlocking stories about lonely lives, Three Days of Rain is only a sketch compared to the power of Rodrigo Garcia's Nine Lives, which continues to grow in my memory.

Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

Inspired by Chekhov's short stories, Three Days of Rain belongs to the now-familiar genre of overlapping tales of urban desperation.

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Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle

As a filmmaker, Meredith has a strong, if derivative, visual sense, although his screenplay is packed with too many clichés and familiar riffs.

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