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Witness Reviews

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John Esther
Pasadena Weekly
August 21, 2003
An offence to the Amish
| Original Score: 0/5
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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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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.
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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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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
James Rocchi
Netflix
November 7, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Scott Weinberg
DVD Clinic
August 17, 2005
It's got some action, some romance, a few drips of comedy, and a lot of fascinating insight into a culture we know very little about.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Bob Grimm
Las Vegas Mercury
August 1, 2002
| Original Score: 5/5
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
October 20, 2007
| Original Score: 4/5
S. Jhoanna Robledo
Common Sense Media
July 2, 2013
Taut drama has just a few moments of intense violence.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
November 17, 2005
Fish-out-of-water stories were very popular for a while in the 1980s, but none had the classical resonance of this powerful Oscar-nominated drama.
Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye
May 24, 2003
Weir's fish-out-of-water cop drama radiates marvelously as both a culture-clash romancer and as a compelling crime caper
| Original Score: 4/5
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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.
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
September 1, 2002
Poetic and moving film about the collision between two worlds incarnated in a big city cop and an Amish woman.
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
August 20, 2005
Humanizes the conflict of peace versus the arguable necessity of violence.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
November 28, 2007
...a refreshingly adult story.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Bryant Frazer
Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus
November 17, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Sarah Chauncey
Reel.com
June 10, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
August 1, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
Oz
eFilmCritic.com
November 29, 2007
Ford is on top of his form, underplaying his role throughout and never mugging it up for the cameras.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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