Witness for the Prosecution - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Witness for the Prosecution Reviews

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
October 3, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
February 7, 2003
| Original Score: 5/5
Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews
July 6, 2010
An exciting court room romp that engrosses the viewer with its high melodrama and dialogue driven scenes.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
August 22, 2008
Wilder plays the suspense well, but this movie belongs to Laughton, who makes his every line resonate like music and thunder.
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
August 13, 2002
witty, great fun. Dietrich is top notch.
| Original Score: 4/5
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
October 11, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
October 15, 2003
| Original Score: 5/5
Dan Lybarger
Nitrate Online
January 4, 2004
Marlene Dietrich, Billy Wilder, Agatha Christie: What's not to like?
| Original Score: 5/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
March 19, 2007
Too much artificiality.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Dan Jardine
Apollo Guide
January 1, 2010
A slew of terrific performances help to elevate Wilder's twist-ridden courtroom drama above your standard fare in the genre.
Full Review | Original Score: 82/100
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
August 22, 2003
| Original Score: 5/5
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
January 1, 2000
...one of Christie's greatest works adapted into one of the screen's best films.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
June 15, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Ryan Cracknell
Apollo Guide
June 21, 2003
It's got enough unpredictable twists of its own to satisfy even Judge Judy's appetite for justice.
Full Review | Original Score: 83/100
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
October 17, 2014
Every time the story strays from Sir Wilfrid, the interest level goes down a notch. Fortunately for the viewer, it doesn't get away from him very long at any point.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Brandon Judell
PopcornQ
July 3, 2005
| Original Score: 5/5
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Bosley Crowther
New York Times
January 1, 2000
And the air in the courtroom fairly crackles with emotional electricity, until that staggering surprise in the last reel.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
June 29, 2004
| Original Score: 5/5
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
June 19, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
August 15, 2007
His theatrical mise-en-scene -- his proscenium framing -- serves the material well, as does Charles Laughton's bombastic portrayal of the defense attorney.
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