Three Identical Strangers (2018)

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)

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