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Three Peaks (2019)

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Critic Consensus: Three Peaks may be somewhat less than the sum of its parts, but what remains is still a tense, provocative look at a dark family dynamic.

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Fatherhood, suspicion and resentment are a combustible formula in Jan Zabeil's elegant, unnerving domestic thriller. Aaron (Alexander Fehling, Homeland) has found the woman of his life in his girlfriend Lea (Bérénice Bejo, The Artist) but her young son Tristan still imagines his mother reconciling with his father. On what should be an idyllic vacation in the soaring Italian Dolomites, Aaron fights to win over Tristan and cement his place in this family, while Lea wrestles with conflicting loyalties to her son and her lover. Yet when Tristan disappears into the mountains, it's unclear who is in the most danger. Complex, deceptive and gripping to the last second, Three Peaks chips away at our darkest nightmares to reveal the everyday anxieties on which they feed.

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There's just enough closure to its inconclusive climax to allow you to relax, even if it doesn't give you much to terribly ponder during the drive home.

July 24, 2019 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

The double impulse at the heart of "Three Peaks" is ultimately self-defeating.

July 24, 2019 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

"Three Peaks" is a dark little family drama, a ticking time bomb of a movie that is well made but never totally satisfies.

July 11, 2019 | Full Review…

Three Peaks is so thinly conceived and executed that, for the most part, it fails to justify its existence as a stand-alone feature.

June 28, 2019 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

An exceptional film, well worth savoring.

June 27, 2019 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
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"Three Peaks" has a placid surface, but Zabeil uses abstraction - with edits that elide information or play tricks with spatial perception - to deepen a trite scenario.

June 27, 2019 | Full Review…

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