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3 Women


Three very different women come together at a spa for the elderly and infirmed.One becomes wrapped up in the life of one of the others and surprises the other two women with how far she will go to keep their relationship intact.

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Top Critic Reviews

Fresh: Fascinating, elliptical and enigmantic ... authentic Altman. Altman.

- Carol Cling, Las Vegas Review-Journal, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Rotten: Robert Altman's would-be American art film (1977) is murky, snide, and sloppy.

- Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader, Saturday, January 1, 2000

Fresh: A spectacular artistic success.

- Douglas Pratt, Hollywood Reporter, Friday, June 4, 2004

Audience Reviews

4 stars

2nd time watching this, still can't claim to understand the ending, but wow, such a good movie. Really enjoyed the relationship between these two women. The third in the end is too seldom in the movie to have any real impact. I also lean towards the theory that Millie and Pinkie are the same person, but hard to say.

- romy861, Sunday, February 9, 2014

4 stars

Wide-eyed Pinky (Sissy Spacek) latches onto delusional Millie (Shelly Duval) until an accident causes a radical personality shift. Fascinating, subtly unnerving psychological mystery that provides a bridge between PERSONA (1966) and LOST HIGHWAY (1997).

- 366weirdmovies, Friday, February 7, 2014

3 stars

Robert Altman created 3 Women with no screenplay based on a dream he had. The film itself closely resembles various dreams and is filled with surreal and dreamlike qualities. The story of the three women and various men throughout are observed on a daily basis within their jobs and personal life, which is all flipped as the film progresses and an "accident" occurs.

- fb208103125, Tuesday, September 27, 2011