New York Times - 04/11/1977
"...Funny, witty....[Duvall's character] is one of the most memorable characterizations [Altman] has ever given us..."
Entertainment Weekly - 05/01/2004
"A serenely terrific Duvall plays a delusional loner, and Spacek is the mysterious waif who latches onto her....[H]ypnotic..."
USA Today - 04/23/2004
"[T]his is the greatest of director Robert Altman's filmed 'experiments'..."
Premiere - 06/01/2004
"This is a remarkable gem from the New Hollywood '70s era; it's hard to imagine such a daringly idiosyncratic movie being made by a studio today."
Sight and Sound - 07/01/2004
"[A] surprisingly sensual study of personality addiction....3 WOMEN is to Bergman's PERSONA what IMAGES is to Polanski's REPULSION."
Film Comment - 07/01/2004
"Forget about POPEYE: 3 WOMEN was the last gulp of spinach in Altman's Seventies career, and one helluva way to go."
New York Times - 09/16/2011
"3 WOMEN works as a kind of hypnosis, an alluring invitation into that always seductive, often deceptive, warm bath we call California dreamin'."
Robert Altman delivers one of his most startlingly enigmatic pictures with 3 WOMEN. Inspired by a dream Altman had in which he was shooting a film in the desert, the film tells the story of a shy, quiet girl named Pinky (Sissy Spacek), who starts working in a nursing home and strikes up a friendship with the talkative Millie (Shelley Duvall). The pair share an apartment and grow closer together, but a series of strange events cause their personas to change and morph in unexpected ways. Recalling the dreamy atmosphere of Ingmar Bergman's PERSONA, 3 WOMEN is Altman at his most deliriously inspired.