"Three Identical Strangers" Movie Review
Three Identical Strangers tells the story of how triplets separated at birth find each other in their late teen years. But this documentary doesn't stop there; the narrative delves deep into why these triplets were separated, and what it discovers is shocking.
The story is so well told from a diverse set of perspectives. It flows effortlessly from the feel-good tale media outlets reported on, to who the triplets were as individuals, to the lingering questions about why they were separated. And the artistic reenactments really enhance the narration.
One small thing that was off-putting for me was how the interviews were edited. When a triplet is done speaking, the camera holds a few seconds too long on their blank expression, as if to create dramatic effect when it actually just makes the moment feel staged.
Otherwise, Three Identical Strangers takes audiences on wild twists and turns in search for the truth. And while the film is honest about what can't be answered, it's able to draw some conclusions that'll lead audiences to more discussion after the credits roll. This movie might be about three people who seem identical, but it's a refreshing documentary that proves to be one-of-a-kind.
Acting and Casting - 2 | Visual Effects and Editing - 1 | Story and Message - 2 | Entertainment Value - 2 | Music Score and Soundtrack - 2 | Reviewer's Preference - 2 | What does this mean?