Third Person

Third Person
Third Person
  • R
  • 2h 17m
  • 2014
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The film wends its way through three cities and three tales. The various stories, situated in Paris, Rome, and New York, are, at first glance, all separate, but Haggis effortlessly makes connections among them as the film unwinds, concentrating on three men and their romantic entanglements.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Critics 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 o...

June 25, 2017
Detroit News
Tom Long

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

June 25, 2017
Seattle Times
Moira MacDonald

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

June 25, 2017
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Calvin Wilson

"Third Person" doesn't lack for ambition, and it's nice to see Neeson in the kind of role that he...

June 25, 2017
Chicago Reader
J. R. Jones

Trust is essential to any love relationship, writer-director Paul Haggis wants us to know, though...

June 25, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Good actors wasted in muddled mess with sex, language.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Third Person is multiple-storyline drama from Paul Haggis, who also made the Oscar-winning Crash. (It's highly unlikely that this movie will elicit the same reaction; it's a mess.) There's some fighting, and guns are produced but never fired. In one scene, a man forcibly removes a woman from his apartment by dragging her, kicking and screaming, across the floor. In another scene, it's suggested that a grown woman has had sex with her father. (The man in question urges her to come to his hotel, and she does what he says, but she appears uncomfortable.) There's some female nudity (toplessness, not full frontal), two sex scenes, and some kissing. Language includes several uses of "f--k," plus "s--t," "a--hole," etc. Characters occasionally drink and smoke, and Apple products are on display in several scenes.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama
  • Release Date:June 20, 2014
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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