Personal Velocity: Three Portraits Reviews

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March 7, 2018
Miller is a witty and socially acute observer; the three portraits in "Personal Velocity" are told with both novelistic richness and brisk, confident economy.
January 3, 2018
By the end of Personal Velocity, you want to invite all three female characters around for coffee to hear what happened next, and I can think of no higher praise for everyone involved.
September 29, 2017
This uneven triptych features flawed female heroines whose woes are attributable to unstable or bland male partners and simple bad luck.
March 4, 2003
Miller's film is bold and hearty, but it's also a ham-fisted wallop to the senses.
December 13, 2002
This beautifully realized film retains the essential qualities of short fiction: precision, compactness, a focus on epiphanic moments.
December 13, 2002
These are complex characters.
December 13, 2002
It accumulates small details that gradually create a feeling of narrative intimacy.
December 13, 2002
Three exquisite boutique films whose impact is much larger than many movies five times their size.
December 13, 2002
Redeemed by the fine performances and by the moody and effective digital photography of Ellen Kuras.
December 13, 2002
Ranging from funny to shattering and featuring some of the year's best acting, Personal Velocity gathers plenty of dramatic momentum.
December 13, 2002
If the movie is finally stuck halfway been cinema and prose, Miller proves that it's not an unfertile place to linger.
December 6, 2002
Has a special, original urgency.
December 6, 2002
A terrific film.
December 6, 2002
Those wondering if movies still have power to shock need only watch the first few minutes of Rebecca Miller's lovely, free-swinging film Personal Velocity.
December 6, 2002
A hit-and-miss affair.
December 6, 2002
My thoughts were focused on the characters. That is a compliment to Kuras and Miller. If I had been thinking about the visual medium, they would have been doing something wrong.
December 6, 2002
Velocity represents everything wrong with ''independent film'' as a commodified, sold-out concept on the American filmmaking scene.
December 5, 2002
Boasts the finest female ensemble of the year.
December 5, 2002
Keenly observed triptych.
December 5, 2002
Taken individually or collectively, the stories never add up to as much as they promise.
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