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I Witness (2003)

I Witness (2003)

I Witness





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An American abroad discovers that a series of crimes may have a greater significance than imagined in this drama. Rhodes (Jeff Daniels) is an American human rights activist who has come to a small Mexican border town to help oversee union elections at a factory owned by a United States firm. While in Mexico, Rhodes learns that things have not been quiet around town lately -- a number of people were found shot dead in a tunnel just across the border in the States, and a pair of Californians who came to Mexico to do some trail riding have disappeared without a trace. Rhodes has a hunch the recent crimes may have something to do with the hotly contested upcoming election, and with the permission of a pal from the State Department (James Spader), he joins up with Castillo (Clifton Collins Jr.), a police detective who is looking into the tunnel deaths. I Witness also co-stars Portia de Rossi.more
Rating: R
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Horror, Mystery & Suspense
Directed By:
Written By: Colin Greene, Robert Ozn
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 4, 2007
Screen Media


Jeff Daniels
as James Rhodes
James Spader
as Douglas Draper
Portia de Rossi
as Emily Thompson
Wade Williams
as Roy Logan
Jordi Caballero
as Captain Madrid
Adriano González
as Umberto Zato
Pablo Cunqueiro
as Father Perez
Carolyn Seymour
as Lady Anne
Luis Leal
as Sato Thug
Miguel Mas
as Thug No. 2
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Critic Reviews for I Witness

All Critics (3) | Top Critics (1)

Full Review… | February 23, 2012
Top Critic

...James Spader is undoubtedly at his scene-stealing best here as a smarmy government agent.

Full Review… | October 2, 2007
Reel Film Reviews

Verging on 'so bad it's fun to watch' territory, I Witness doesn't quite make it there either.

Full Review… | September 23, 2007
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Audience Reviews for I Witness


Despite the best efforts of Jeff Daniels and the criminally underutilized James Spader, I Witness falls flat. The script is a bit of a mess, the action sequences bland and uninspired, giving the film an overall TV movie feel. While Portia de Rossi, partner to Ellen Degeneres, is sexy, she was a liability for this film.

Jeffrey Meyers
Jeffrey Meyers

Super Reviewer


Bland thriller, it?s all very familiar. The cast is nothing special either. Way too slow moving and the lack of character development doesn?t help keep the viewer interested. It?s one of those movies where you wonder why they even made it.

James Higgins

An interesting film that was notable for Daniels and Collins performance. Worth watching and it was easy to engage this film.

Dee Loren

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