(1999)

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52

Metascore

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78
Austin Chronicle
There's a genuine, sparky chemistry between the three (and later, a fourth), and Robertson, particularly, is luminous in her role.
70
Beautifully shot, full of lush, vibrant colors and expertly wrought sets...a club-kid's frothy date flick.
70
Los Angeles Times
The pleasing Splendor is surely more likely to appeal to a wider audience than any of Araki's previous films.
63
Boston Globe
Runs out of helium and lands pretty heavily after its airy beginning.
60
Chicago Reader
Instructive comedy, which is marvelously neutral toward a type of sexual and domestic relationship that's often exploited or overblown.
50
Compared to such current television shows as ''Sex and the City" and ''Action," this menage-a-trois tale seems downright tame.
50
A menage a trois tale that aspires to the breezy screwball comedies of the 1930s -- but more often resembles a hip soap opera.
40
Village Voice
Might as well be bad TV...Splendor is what happens when a director whose natural mode is subversion runs out of things to subvert.
25
San Francisco Examiner
Ineptly written and shot like a fashion mag, rings hollow throughout. It's a long, long way from "Jules and Jim."
25
New York Post
An embarrassing misfire...feels like a long, slow TV pilot about L.A. twentysomethings, only it lacks the polish and wit of your average sitcom.

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