The Third Murder

The Third Murder

The Third Murder

Kôji Yakusho (13 Assassins) stars in this Japanese murder mystery from Palme d'Or-winning filmmaker Hirokazu Koreeda. Nominated for Best Film at Venice.

"Leading attorney Shigemori (Masaharu Fukuyama, Like Father, Like Son) takes on the defense of murder-robbery suspect Misumi (Yakusho) who served jail time for another murder committed thirty years ago. Shigemori’s chances of winning the case seem low — his client freely admits his guilt, despite facing the death penalty if he is convicted. As he digs deeper into the case, as he hears the testimonies of the victim’s family and Misumi himself, the once confident Shigemori begins to doubt whether his client is the murderer after all." (Venice Film Festival)

2017Rating: M, Violence & sexual violence references124 minsJapanJapanese with English subtitles
CrimeDramaMysteryWorld CinemaFestival & Independent
?
want to see?

Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

Compelling enough while you're watching it, frustrating then forgettable once it ends, this is a work that wouldn't command much attention if it came from any other director.

0
The Times

The Times

press

The Japanese maestro Hirokazu Kore-eda takes the narrative ambiguities of his previous movies (After the Storm, Nobody Knows) and pushes them to breaking point and beyond in this beguiling, disquieting courtroom drama.

4.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

The Third Murder is a captivating puzzle.

4.0
0
Screen Daily

Screen Daily

press

Kore-Eda's approach to a kind of Law and Order concept may take his followers by surprise but should ultimately satisfy most, once they realise they are in for a new type of experience.

0
Little White Lies

Little White Lies

press

There's plenty to chew on as Koreeda picks apart ideas of morality, law and justice.

4.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A complex and engrossing examination of truth.

0
Variety

Variety

press

Compelling enough while you're watching it, frustrating then forgettable once it ends, this is a work that wouldn't command much attention if it came from any other director.

0
The Times

The Times

press

The Japanese maestro Hirokazu Kore-eda takes the narrative ambiguities of his previous movies (After the Storm, Nobody Knows) and pushes them to breaking point and beyond in this beguiling, disquieting courtroom drama.

4.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

The Third Murder is a captivating puzzle.

4.0
0
Screen Daily

Screen Daily

press

Kore-Eda's approach to a kind of Law and Order concept may take his followers by surprise but should ultimately satisfy most, once they realise they are in for a new type of experience.

0
Little White Lies

Little White Lies

press

There's plenty to chew on as Koreeda picks apart ideas of morality, law and justice.

4.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A complex and engrossing examination of truth.

0

There aren't any user reviews for this movie yet.