Eyewitness Reviews

June 24, 2019
Peter Yates' initially promising thriller becomes a turgid trifle that wastes its '40s-noir-in-'80s-fashion premise. The only thing more anemic than its mystery or social commentary? Hurt and Weaver's sexual chemistry. Film at 11, asleep by 11:30.
April 28, 2018
Except for the ingratiating performances of Hurt and Weaver, this thriller-cum-mystery-cum-romance-cum-comedy is a victim of cinematic schizophrenia.
April 16, 2016
The performances by Hurt and Plummer stand-out.
September 11, 2011
Yates takes Tesich's basically wobbly story and makes much more out of it, driving the tale and the characters at a hectic pace and providing some truly unnerving moments.
March 26, 2009
The story gets more and more strained before it's resolved.
Top Critic
January 26, 2006
An enjoyable entertainment whose box-office failure was thoroughly undeserved.
October 9, 2005
October 7, 2005
October 23, 2004
Every scene develops characters. And they're developed in such offbeat fidelity to the way people do behave that we get all the more involved in the mystery, just because, for once, we halfway believe it could really be happening.
August 30, 2004
A thoroughly delightful but far from plausible mystery melodrama that operates exclusively on high spirits and a no-nonsense intelligence that is never sidetracked by coherence.
January 31, 2004
Eyewitness is a thoroughly engrossing thriller.
May 24, 2003
Offbeat and full of suspense.