Witness for the Prosecution Reviews
Often people are mistaken to think that this movie is directed by Alfred Hitchcock (It is directed by Billy Wilder) because of how immensely thrilling this movie is, it is a courtroom drama about a man supposedly having killed an older acquaintance.
This movie unfolds perfectly continuously surprising audience members with new info on the trial. Even if people dont like watching ''old'' movies or let alone courtroom dramas, watch this film because of Charles Laughton's powerhouse performance, he is the apex of an incredibly tall and strong mountain of memorable and phenomenal performances.
Witness for the Prosecution might be Wilder's best film. (and he made a whole bunch of true masterpieces, e.g, Sunset Blvd. Double Indemnity and Some Like it Hot)
This film to me cements the power Marlene Dietrich had on screen, the camera adores her. The film leaves you guessing & nothing adds up.
The film is truly made in the final minutes with one of the best twist endings I have seen in a Court Room Film in years. Even during the ending credits there is a voice disclaimer encouraging you to not share the ending with your friends.