Witness Reviews

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Pauline Kael
New Yorker
January 14, 2013
Weir, an Australian filming in this country for the first time, has succumbed to blandness.
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
January 14, 2013
A moderately effective, highly affected thriller.
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Variety Staff
Variety
July 6, 2010
Witness warms up as the attraction builds between Ford, McGillis and Haas -- all performing excellently through this portion.
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
June 10, 2008
Playing John Book allowed viewers the opportunity to see Ford the actor instead of Ford the action/adventure icon. It is one of the few times he has been given the opportunity to play in a straight drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Time Out
January 26, 2006
Powerful, assured, full of beautiful imagery and thankfully devoid of easy moralising, it also offers a performance of surprising skill and sensitivity from Ford.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 23, 2004
Harrison Ford has never given a better performance in a movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
May 20, 2003
It's pretty to look at and it contains a number of good performances, but there is something exhausting about its neat balancing of opposing manners and values.