Third Person
Third Person (2014)

THIRD PERSON tells three stories of love, passion, trust and betrayal, in a multi-strand story line reminiscent of Paul Haggis's earlier Oscar-winning film Crash. The tales play out in New York, Paris and Rome: three couples who appear… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: June 20, 2014
DVD Release Date: September 30, 2014
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Critic Score: 24% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Third Person finds writer-director Paul Haggis working with a stellar cast and a worthy premise; unfortunately, he fails to fashion a consistently compelling movie out of the intriguing ingredients at his disposal.

Rafer Guzman

"Third Person" is such a solipsistic, navel-gazing creation that it seems to have barely made it out of Haggis' mind and onto the screen.

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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. But the film may have some folks wishing they'd bought a ticket to "Transformers 4" instead.

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Hilary A White
Sunday Independent (Ireland)

What's that noise? It's the Metafiction Police coming to arrest this over-ambitious, pompous jiggery-pokery.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

Even if the story begins to melt into itself, at the end it's still fascinating to watch Haggis move his players.

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

Trust is essential to any love relationship, writer-director Paul Haggis wants us to know, though he trusts us so little to grasp this theme ourselves that he makes his alter ego here, a world-weary novelist played by Liam Neeson, spell it out.

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Martin Tsai
Critic's Notebook

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.

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

It's all, I'm sorry to say, a melodramatic slog.

Sean Fitz-Gerald
Denver Post

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?

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Rob Carnevale
Indie London

A pretentious wreck of a movie that severely tests the patience.

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Flixster Audience Score: 34% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
I admire the type of narrative exercise that Haggis is aiming at here, but the result is prolix, convoluted and disjointed, trying to bite off more than it can… More
Sol C
Paul Haggis strikes out with his new film. He goes back to the same territory of doing a drama with an ensemble with multiple stories going on and they ended up… More
Nate Zoebl
Paul Haggis is the Oscar-winning writer/director of Crash, so a man not known for subtlety. And that can be fine, but with his latest effort, Haggis wastes his… More
Panta Oz
Bad reviews did not stop me from liking this romantic thriller directed and written by Paul Haggis, Starring Liam Neeson, Mila Kunis, Adrien Brody, Olivia… More