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Based on 31 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 50
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    I don't like this movie. I don't like how it walks, talks, struts and sells itself. I find it contrived, tortured, humorless, infuriating and interminable. And yet if you care anything about film and the creative drive that still exists in the people who make them, then Third Person needs to be seen. show more

  • 100
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Third Person is Paul Haggis' best movie, and the one he has been building toward for years. show more

  • 40
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Cold and clever to a fault, like the main character played by Liam Neeson, the movie is based on a fundamental miscalculation—that our desire to penetrate its mysteries will trump our need for people to care about. show more

  • 50
    Deborah Young The Hollywood Reporter

    The drama and intensity that are [Haggis's] signatures are mostly missing from these vividly dramatized but uninvolving romantic crises, none of which are particularly believable. show more

  • 30
    Diane Garrett The Wrap

    Third Person is an intricately constructed but unaffecting bore. Kinder people might call it an “interesting failure,” but to earn that label it would need to be interesting. show more

  • 63
    Bill Zwecker Chicago Sun-Times

    Wonderful as it is to watch great actors delve deeply into their roles, it’s a shame that the material they are delivering is just so damn confusing. show more

  • 63
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    Third Person staggers well over the two-hour mark only to self-destruct in a burst of overwrought cleverness. show more

  • 63
    Roger Moore Movie Nation

    Haggis lets us get way ahead of the characters and the figure out what the title of this writerly tale — Third Person — has to do with the sometimes illogical connections between stories. That’s not a problem. Dragging, dragging dragging the tales out after he reaches a logical climax and something close to a resolution with each is not. show more

  • 50
    Calvin Wilson St. Louis Post-Dispatch

    Third Person doesn’t lack for ambition, and it’s nice to see Neeson in the kind of role that he excelled at before he morphed into an action star. show more

  • 50
    Rex Reed New York Observer

    Clumsy and contrived, the film never manages to connect the dots in a trio of stories set in three different cities, and I had to pinch myself to keep from falling asleep. show more

  • July 17, 2014 lgjhere1
    Report This User

    Yet one more example of a film written and directed by the same person who loses objectivity about his flawed creation, failing to place himself in the theater seat with the rest of us who can see its numerous flaws and try to figure out where it is going. Too many hidden meanings and unresolved dots to be connected. Was mentally double-parked the first half-hour as various characters were introduced with no meaningful connections. Weak directing in spots, like the 10 second delays before someone responds with a yes or no as we tapped a foot waiting. Had lots of good possibilities, but unfortunately the director couldn't pull it all together for the benefit of the audience instead of him the writer.

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