Anatomy of a Murder - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

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TIME Magazine
April 24, 2009
At 160 minutes, Anatomy is longer than the subject warrants, but the pace seldom slackens -- thanks to the competence of Director Otto Preminger.
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Variety Staff
October 23, 2007
Preminger purposely creates situations that flicker with uncertainty, that may be evaluated in different ways. Motives are mixed and dubious, and, therefore, sustain interest.
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
October 23, 2007
As an entertaining look at legal process, this is spellbinding all the way, infused by an ambiguity about human personality and motivation that is Preminger's trademark, and the location shooting is superb.
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Jessica Winter
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Coolly absorbing, nonchalantly cynical.
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Bosley Crowther
New York Times
May 20, 2003
It is the best courtroom melodrama this old judge has ever seen.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5