Third Person Reviews

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February 25, 2020
...the picture moves far too slowly to wholeheartedly capture the viewer's attention and interest.
August 30, 2019
This mammoth of interrelatedness is uncomfortable, unwieldy, and so insistently labyrinthine that it quite literally chokes the life out of itself.
May 31, 2019
It's a clever idea, and very enjoyable in places, but it doesn't quite come off and after the high emotion and drama the characters have been wrenched through, the resolution feels sadly anti-climactic.
April 2, 2019
The revelation that makes sense of all this is clever and actually ties in to the film's themes nicely, but by the time we get there we're so depleted it barely leaves an impression.
November 8, 2018
The cast could not have been better, pushing this already intense script into very strong territory.
June 6, 2016
What's that noise? It's the Metafiction Police coming to arrest this over-ambitious, pompous jiggery-pokery.
October 8, 2015
The question is if he realizes he more or less admitted to being a sociopath who remorselessly exploits the pain of those around him for the sake of drama.
August 26, 2015
A pretentious wreck of a movie that severely tests the patience.
April 9, 2015
Third Person has a number of distinct themes at work, manifested through characters and plots that are a mixed bag of believable and baffling.
November 19, 2014
When we reach our finale you can't help but feel somewhat detached and uninvolved in this title.
November 16, 2014
Third Person suffers from a script that fails to hook you in during its opening section and drags on without sufficient emotional connection for 137 minutes.
November 16, 2014
[A] multi-stranded slice of phoney-baloney, manipulative claptrap.
November 15, 2014
Haggis tips his hand too obviously while delivering his narrative sleights and feints, and he piles on the symbolism rather blatantly, too, but his actors are so compelling that the film's individual scenes mostly come off.
November 14, 2014
This handsome looking film feels old-fashioned and stodgy.
November 14, 2014
In its lesser moments, the film seems as banal and manipulative as any afternoon TV soap. Another way of looking at the film is as Haggis's own very idiosyncratic and intimate essay.
November 14, 2014
What is it with Paul Haggis? Has he forgotten how to tell a simple story?
November 14, 2014
What does it all mean? Not very much, I suspect, with the cast sombrely delivering lines about trust and frailty while starring broodily into the middle distance.
November 14, 2014
The larger edifice feels distinctly jerry-built and, sure enough, when nudged sharply in the final scenes it comes crashing disastrously about the director's ears.
November 14, 2014
By the closing credits you too will share the characters' grief, solemnly mourning 137 minutes you'll never get back. Insufferable.
November 13, 2014
Unsurprisingly, the stores come together in a hurried final stretch...but you really rather wish they'd never started.
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