MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 5,075 this week

The Third Miracle (1999)

R  |   |  Drama  |  20 April 2000 (Singapore)
6.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.6/10 from 2,803 users   Metascore: 55/100
Reviews: 41 user | 38 critic | 23 from Metacritic.com

The Vatican sends a priest to verify some miracles, performed by a woman who has been nominated for sainthood. During his investigation, the priest, who is experiencing a crisis of faith, ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(novel), (screenplay), 1 more credit »
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 30 titles
created 21 Dec 2010
 
a list of 48 titles
created 12 Mar 2011
 
a list of 381 titles
created 18 Apr 2011
 
a list of 33 titles
created 21 Oct 2013
 
a list of 653 titles
created 06 Jan 2014
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Third Miracle (1999)

The Third Miracle (1999) on IMDb 6.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Third Miracle.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Biography | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A fictionalized account of the last year of Beethoven's life.

Director: Agnieszka Holland
Stars: Ed Harris, Diane Kruger, Matthew Goode
The Prime Gig (2000)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A telesales con man finds the ultimate racket - but starting an affair with the girlfriend of his guru-like boss might be the wrong call...

Director: Gregory Mosher
Stars: Vince Vaughn, Julia Ormond, Ed Harris
Teen Knight (1999)
Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.1/10 X  

A young teenager wins a contest for a "Midevil Adventure" from a soda company. The winners, plus a film crew from the soda company arrive at the castle for the adventure. During the night, ... See full summary »

Director: Phil Comeau
Stars: Kris Lemche, Caterina Scorsone, Benjamin Plener
Touching Home (2008)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

The true story about a father struggling to make amends with his twin sons as they pursue their dreams of professional baseball.

Directors: Logan Miller, Noah Miller
Stars: Ed Harris, Brad Dourif, Ishiah Benben
Toxic Skies (2008)
Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

Anne Heche stars as a World Health Organization Doctor who uncovers the real cause of an epidemic is the government's secret chem-trail program.

Director: Andrew C. Erin
Stars: Anne Heche, James Tupper, Tobias Slezak
Europa Europa (1990)
Drama | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A boy in Nazi Germany, trying to conceal that he is Jewish, joins the Hitler Youth.

Director: Agnieszka Holland
Stars: Solomon Perel, Marco Hofschneider, René Hofschneider
Shot in the Heart (TV Movie 2001)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

The story of a man coming to terms with the sins and secrets of his notorious brother and, in the process, exploring the legacy of violence in his own family.

Director: Agnieszka Holland
Stars: Anne Kathryn Parma, Ashley Edwards, Evyn Clark
In Darkness (2011)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A dramatization of one man's rescue of Jewish refugees in the Nazi-occupied Polish city of Lvov.

Director: Agnieszka Holland
Stars: Robert Wieckiewicz, Benno Fürmann, Agnieszka Grochowska
One Kill (TV Movie 2000)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A divorced female marine officer (Anne Heche) with two small children begins an affair with a senior officer (Sam Shepard) in this fact-based drama. Things turn nasty when she discovers ... See full summary »

Director: Christopher Menaul
Stars: Anne Heche, Sam Shepard, Eric Stoltz
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The film is set in 1905, in a time of feverish revolutionary underground activity in Poland partitioned between three neighbours. All the characters are committed anarchists. The bomb maker... See full summary »

Director: Agnieszka Holland
Stars: Barbara Grabowska, Adam Ferency, Boguslaw Linda
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The film is set in a small town near Warsaw, to which a young and coming director comes to produce a classic play (Wyspianski "Wyzwolenie") with a modern vein. Everyone in the production ... See full summary »

Director: Agnieszka Holland
Stars: Halina Labonarska, Tadeusz Huk, Iwona Biernacka
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A family goes through a divorce.

Director: Jeff Beesley
Stars: Robin Dunne, Caterina Scorsone, Michael Ironside
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sofia Polanska ...
Young Helena
Pavol Simon ...
Helena's Father
Ivan Lukac ...
Young Priest
Patrik Minar ...
Young German Soldier
...
John Leone
Kenny Robinson ...
Front Desk Manager
Rony Clanton ...
Higgins
...
Frank Shore
Angela Fusco ...
Charity Woman
...
Bishop Cahill
Susan Henley ...
Sister Margaret
Ken James ...
Father Paul Panak
Jade Smith ...
Young Maria
Monique Mojica ...
Sister Mary Catherine
...
Brother Gregory
Edit

Storyline

The Vatican sends a priest to verify some miracles, performed by a woman who has been nominated for sainthood. During his investigation, the priest, who is experiencing a crisis of faith, re-discovers his own purpose in life. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some language, sex-related and violent images, and brief drug use | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

20 April 2000 (Singapore)  »

Also Known As:

El tercer milagro  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$29,459 (USA) (31 December 1999)

Gross:

$736,592 (USA) (19 May 2000)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The German expression "dummes Zeug", uttered by archbishop Werner during the tribunal, means "rubbish". See more »

Goofs

During the scenes of the first miracle, young Helen has brown eyes. In the videos as an adult, she has blue eyes. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Liza and All the Others (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Way Down in the Hole
Written and Performed by Tom Waits
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Don't be late for this movie…
4 February 2000 | by (sf, usa) – See all my reviews

Yes, don't be late for this movie. What you see at the beginning sequence sets up the rest of the movie. It's the backbone of the plot. You have to take this film in whole. There are flashbacks. There are video playbacks within the film. They are subtle link backs - rather like navigating on the Web, and this Web is one of Ed Harris' character, who is struggling within himself - his mind, heart and soul, wrestling out of his own doubting web of gray matter. It's clicking on memories, description of things happened before, back to the present, rewind to the beginning imageries… It's challenging that way - it is a dramatic delivery of a story about humanity, faith, living and loving.

The saint to be or not to be is portrayed by Barbara Sukowa - for me, she can very well be a saint after her passionate performance of 1986 "Rosa Luxemberg", followed with her role in 1991 "Voyager" played opposite Sam Shepard and Julie Delpy. The reason of one leaving a loved one dear to one's heart, like her daughter (Anne Heche) when she was 16, hearkens to Julianne Moore's character in 1999 "The End of the Affair" where she left someone (Ralph Fiennes) she loved wholeheartedly, because of a silent promise to God due to God's answer to one's prayer. This is a similar dilemma Father Frank Shore (Ed Harris) is actually coping with.

Before "The Third Miracle", I didn't realize there's a whole Roman Catholic Church vocabulary unto its own, e.g., postulator, beatify, canonize, saint - these words were described in the dictionary within the breadth of "Roman Catholic Church." Miracle or not, it's up to the believer. How one worships is also to one's own design.

The film, on the surface, may feel rather like a Hollywood drama, yet it is not your usual topic. There are gritty scenes and challenging questions raised against one's attitude to faith. Ed Harris, Anne Heche, Armin Mueller-Stahl are a combination of actors worth watching. Whatever and however your feelings are about the subject of this film, it ultimately celebrates life.

Miraculously for 1999, "DOGMA" is an imaginative, creative piece on the Roman Catholic Church. Writer-director Kevin Smith (1994 "Clerks", 1996 "Chasing Amy") delivered an ensemble cast with Linda Fiorentino (John Dahl's 1994 "The Last Seduction") as the virginal divine connection in the center of it all; Matt Damon and Ben Affleck as the pair of angels in distress; Chris Tucker as the thirteenth apostle; and other colorful characters on this blessed adventure of a satirical religious journey. It's fun. You can tell the actors all have an enjoyable time delivering this fantasy piece!

Along the lines of miracles and controversies, 1995 "GOSPA" (means "Our Lady" in Croatian) is a film about a reportedly true event in Medjugorje, where six children believed they saw the Virgin Mary in 1981, and millions of pilgrims have visited the site since then. It follows the struggle of the parish priest (Martin Sheen) who defended the six children; it becomes more of a political drama with evolving prison and courtroom scenes. Not your usual box office fare.

Also remotely reminded me of the Schwarzenegger's 1999 "End of days", where explosive devilish special effects treatment were used in the course of the redemption of a young woman (Robin Tunney), while "The Third Miracle" provides a more thought provoking film in following the course of a young girl's (Maria) salvation, and even a glimpse into what a Vatican tribunal might have been like. The film is full of details and they came at a subtly non-stop pace, yet director Agnieszka Holland is not thrusting anything at you, rather, the film kind of grows on you after you leave the cinema. If you want something different, try this film - go see it with an open mind.


17 of 26 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
third miracle traveller-4
Brown eyes? garden_moon
a beautiful guitar hiranoky
Discuss The Third Miracle (1999) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?