Full Movie Reviews
cinegeek.de - wrote on 03/10/2016
Gibt es einen Film, in dem die Musik perfekter eingesetzt wurde als in Carol Reeds Film Noir? Der Soundtrack von Anton Karas beginnt übermütig und fröhlich, doch dann setzen bösartige Untertöne ein... The Third Man beginnt mit einem Prolog: "I never knew the old Vienna, before the war. . ." Die zerstörte Stadt Wien nach dem Krieg war aufgeteilt in eine amerikanische, britische, französische und russische Zone und jede oblag einer eigenen Verwaltung. In diesen Sündenpfuhl voller Intrigen gerät ein unbescholtener amerikanischer Bürger: Holly Martins (Joseph Cotton), ein Roman-Autor. Holly wurde von seinem Freund Harry Lime eingeladen. Lime aber stirbt, kurz bevor Holly in Wien eintrifft. Wie starb Lime? Das ist die Frage, die den gesamten Plot antreibt. Der britische Offizier …
Matthew Brady - wrote on 07/30/2015
Harry Lime: "Don't be so gloomy. After all it's not that awful. Like the fella says, in Italy for 30 years under the Borgias they had warfare, terror, murder, and bloodshed, but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, and the Renaissance. In Switzerland they had brotherly love - they had 500 years of democracy and peace, and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock. So long Holly".
The Third Man is about Harry Lime who has died in a car accident. Previously he had invited one of his closest friends to join him. His friend now must find out if the story is true and the mystery behind it.
The Third Man or best known has Orson Welles second best movie with Citizen Kane still at number 1. This time Carol Reed takes the directing chair and not Orson Welles but I got to be honest …
Yojimbo - wrote on 03/04/2012
A down on his luck pulp novelist arrives in post war Vienna on the promise of a job from an old friend, only to find he has been killed in a car accident. Convinced of a conspiracy, he investigates. Graham Greene's adaptation of his own novel has a hell of a lot to commend it; an intriguing mystery set in beautiful locations, with some gorgeous cinematography and full of wonderfully framed shots by director Carol Reed. Cotten makes an interesting departure from the usual Noir protagonist, both a fish out of water AND out of his depth. Trevor Howard is also great as the officious British investigator and Alida Valli is a beautiful, vulnerable yet complex love interest. It has only one flaw for me, but it's a near fatal one. The soundtrack is so intrusive and inappropriate it almost wrecks …
Franz Patrick - wrote on 08/25/2008
I will start off with the negatives: Although the story is complex and manages the audience to keep guessing until near the end, I didn’t think the story was exceptional. It’s hard to really get into it because there’s more than a handful of characters that may or may not be important as the picture goes on. This picture would have been fine if there were less characters. As for its positives, I think this film is beautifully shot in black-and-white. The shadows are pronounced, as if they were characters themselves. Interesting camera angles are abound–sometimes surprising because we are occassionally forced to see certain scenes from a character’s perspective. To me, there were four stand-out scenes: when the audiences finally realizes the meaning of the movie’s title, the …
Ichabod Crane - wrote on 05/19/2008
The Third man is another heavily overrated movie that involves Orson Welles. One of the biggest problems with the film is the opening of the film is boring and very repetitive. This is because at the start of the film it is all about the death of Harry Lime, and finding out if he is actually dead or not. This could work but you know he is not dead since he is played by Orson Welles therefore the whole beginning of the film is a waste of time. The romance in the film does not work because it is one of those examples of him loving her way too quickly and for no real apparent reason. As for the acting everyone is fine except Joseph Cotton who is so bland it is not funny. Finally one last big problem is the conclusion. What the main character does is downright perposturous.*Spoilers* The …