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Third Person Reviews

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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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
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.
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
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 10, 2014
Everything gets just too damn convoluted for its own good, and it's hard to care what becomes of Haggis' characters as they're shifted around.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 6, 2014
There are moments when this three-strand drama almost ascends to the emotional resonance of writer-director Paul Haggis' Oscar-winning 2004 movie Crash.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 31, 2014
The stories on their own are compelling enough, and the ridiculously stacked cast has an otherwise solid screenplay to work with.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
July 23, 2014
Here is another example of how multiple stories can mystify and challenge you while one story might be written off as too simple.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 16, 2014
Haggis is making a very personal artistic statement, and had break down any walls of hesitation or fear of critical acceptance in order to proceed. He may have lost perspective in the process.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5
July 15, 2014
A glorious failure -- and one that's beautifully produced and acted. More than that, however, it's a bold film and an idiosyncratic work of great ambition and personal integrity.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
July 11, 2014
My advice is to go with someone whose opinion you respect; you might not like it, but you're sure to have a lively discussion.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
July 10, 2014
Even if the story begins to melt into itself, at the end it's still fascinating to watch Haggis move his players.
Full Review | Original Score: B
July 7, 2014
Haggis is not a subtle filmmaker. He leaves no agency for the audience, and his facile construction of this story is condescending at best.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
July 7, 2014
Plumbing emotional depths, Haggis turns the characters' tribulations onto the viewer: If white is the color of trust -- as Neeson's author writes -- aren't we all a little gray?
July 1, 2014
One of those imperfect films that's nevertheless more intriguing than conventionally stronger but less challenging ones.
Full Review | Original Score: B
June 26, 2014
"Third Person" is Paul Haggis' best movie, and the one he has been building toward for years.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
June 19, 2014
Three intimate dramas that test our beliefs and attitudes about trust.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
June 19, 2014
As with Crash, the individual stories bring a great deal of passion and pain to the table, but the crossovers turn the entire thing into an exercise in empty, wallowing bathos.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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