Loved the Sewer-scene at the end of the film - one of the best runaway scenes i ever saw. Great movie all around, it was a bit slow halfway through but neglectable. The cinematography was amazing in this film, the beautiful visuals of Vienna surely helped though.
A great film noir, a fun plot to follow that is told with great skill. There are some really fantastic and memorable shots, and the acting is great all around. Orson Welles is very charming and devious as Harry Lime, but the rest of the cast does a great job too.
The third man looks like Hitchcock movie for me. Black and white Vienna is amazing and frightening at once as well as Wells. The story is solid and credible which is quite uncommon in thriller genre. The only thing I really do not understand is the score which is absolutely inappropriate for the mood and sequence development. Delightful experience for every suspense fan.
Classic but dated at this point. Enough intrigue and grit to stand out as a movie in it's time. however not enough to be realistic even for the period. No one character is redeemable, and we soon lose interest as to why we should care. Interesting scenes of post-WWII Europe.
Easily one of the greatest noirs of all time, and arguably one of the best feature films. The lighting, the cinematography, the writing, the acting - everything is in top form here. Harry Lime is one of the greatest villains in cinema, and Welles' acting talents could not have been better utilized. Simply unforgettable.
Some of the best black and white cinematography ever. Honestly, I thought the first half was a little boring but it's necessary to set up the amazing second half. Orson Welles does such a great job with such little screen time, and his speech on the Ferris wheel is one of my favorite scenes in any movie.
The first thing I noticed about it was the score. Itís rather lighthearted and playful-sounding, which doesnít really fit with the pretty serious tone of the film. It bothered me throughout the whole thing. Apart from that, it was really good. Well, except for that I didnít really care too much for the lead actor, Joseph Cotten, but maybe thatís just me. Orson Welles, on the other hand, was fantastic. He was one of the best parts about the whole movie.
A captivating portrait of a very singular time and place. A twisting mystery plot that grabs your attention and doesn't let go. Welles steals the show here, once again demonstrating that few can play a fascinating jerk quite like he can.
The Third Man is a special film. It is very dark, yet classy, and the score is completely different from the film's atmosphere, thus bringing many different emotions to the table. Reed does an incredible job of keeping us guessing what comes next, and the excellent use of shadows in the war torn Vienna was visually stunning. The entire cast was extremely good, but Orson Welles steals the show. From its opening, to the run in with Harry Lime, The Third Man is a unique film experience.
This is one of those films that gets better every time you watch it. I particularly love the humor in the introduction to the film. I love how this movie portrays the world following such a major event as the Second World War with all the hardship and opportunity painted on the canvas of ravaged Vienna accentuated by stark black and white. I love how the plot develops as Holly pieces together the truth. It seems perfectly paced. A masterpiece!!!