New York, 1980: three complete strangers accidentally discover that they are identical triplets, separated at birth.
The 19-year-olds’ joyous reunion catapults them to international fame, but it also unlocks an extraordinary and disturbing secret that goes beyond their own lives – and could transform our understanding of human nature forever.
Tim Wardle’s engrossing and sometimes enraging documentary Three Identical Strangers about triplets grows darker and more disturbing, before developing into a shocker.
(Manohla Dargis / The NYTimes)
Although it’s sometimes a little slow and predictable, this intriguing documentary excels in its relentless attention to detail, which will keep viewers watching and waiting for more.
(Samara Meyer / Common Sense Media)
The upper becomes a thriller, with one shocking revelation after another of the hidden forces that shaped, and distorted, the lives of Robert Shafran, Edward Galland and David Kellman.
(Joe Morgenstern / Wall Street Journal)
The knockout documentary Three Identical Strangers begins as a goofy, believe-it-or-not tabloid story and slowly drifts into darker waters — the realm of horror, then of tragedy.
(David Edelstein / Vulture)