Everything you ever wanted to know about the dark side of human nature can be found in Orson Welles' smirking face
| Original Score: 4.5/5
A true classic, wonderful selection for college film series audiences.
| Original Score: 5/5
Top credit must go to Mr. Reed for molding all possible elements into a thriller of superconsequence.
| Original Score: 5/5
It's hard to choose just one scene to sum up this poetic thriller, but the legendary scene on the ferris wheel may best represent its perfect blend of great writing, acting, and directing.
Noir classic has great thrills, smart style.
Essential Graham Greene, brilliant Orson Welles, and one of the best thrillers ever made.
This movie is a great piece of filmmaking.
| Original Score: 4/4
For lovers of film noir, The Third Man is unquestionably a must-see -- one of the masterpieces of a genre that has contained everything from milestone motion pictures to low-budget potboilers.
... in sparkling black and white ... a gorgeous example of the possibilities of cinematic chiaroscuro and among the most entertaining 'classic' films of any genre.
| Original Score: A+
The Third Man belongs on that short list of movies which battle in my mind for being the greatest movie ever made.
The Third Man is like the exhausted aftermath of Casablanca.
One of the ten best films ever made.
...one of the most robust and intelligent thrillers ever made, an incredibly effective mood piece, and a model of Old School craftsmanship and polish.
One of the greatest expressions of the noir attitude ever committed to film.
a full-blooded, absorbing story
The Third Man is full of greatness: the cinematography is remarkable; dark, quirky, angular, it accurately reflects the characters' stories.
| Original Score: 94/100
Does a masterful job of recreating an era of complex politics and a city picking itself up from the ashes.
The complete effect of The Third Man is of superficial mysteries wrapped around deeper mysteries of the human heart, all immersed in a desperate universe suspended by the silent witnessing of a thousand eyes.
One of the glories of postwar cinema, and quite possibly one of the most sheerly enjoyable movies ever made.