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The Third Murder (Sandome no satsujin) (2017)

The Third Murder (Sandome no satsujin) (2017)




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Leading attorney Shigemori takes on the defence of murder-robbery suspect Misumi who served jail time for another murder 30 years ago. Shigemori's chances of winning the case seem low - his client freely admits his guilt, despite facing the death penalty if he is convicted. As he digs deeper into the case, as he hears the testimonies of the victim's family and Misumi himself, the once confident Shigemori begins to doubt whether his client is the murderer after all.


Critic Reviews for The Third Murder (Sandome no satsujin)

All Critics (17) | Top Critics (4)

Compelling enough while you're watching it, frustrating then forgettable once it ends, this is a work that wouldn't command much attention if it came from any other director.

January 16, 2018 | Full Review…

A good film that falls short of the masterful director's best work by virtue of being too leadenly plotted in the second half, when it turns into a surprisingly flat courtroom drama.

September 22, 2017 | Full Review…

It's beautifully acted and trembles with truth, but it never gives us enough information to arrive at those conclusions on her own or deepen our belief in them.

September 15, 2017 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

A complex and engrossing examination of truth.

September 5, 2017 | Full Review…

Kore-eda grows more philosophical in topic and aesthetics as he looks at the hard question about justice -- by law and by human, which is the same -- and in the end he confirms his place as one of the master filmmakers at work in the world.

December 8, 2017 | Full Review…

Koreeda's deliberate pacing proves both challenging and meticulous, but patient and committed audiences will be richly rewarded.

November 27, 2017 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

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