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Witness (DVD)

After an Amish boy witnesses police corruption in a Philadelphia train station, a hardened cop takes him and his widowed mother back to their quiet Am...

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Super

“Bringing a killer to "Book"”

published 12/09/2017

ProDifferent, gripping, well acted

ConsLove interest?! some cliches

++++++++++ ~ ~ ~ FILM ONLY REVIEW ~ ~ ~ ++++++++++ Let’s face it, murder/detective movies are ten a penny. The genre is still as popular as it was several decades ago, but the wealth of titles means that there aren’t many that stand out from the crowd. I think this is one of them. Mrs M likes it...

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ProTense/suspenseful, Sam, covers good thematic groun...

ConsCheesiness, Harrison Ford, dated soundtrack

- Story - A young Amish boy, travelling with his mother to visit relatives in another state, goes to use the toilet in a train station in New York and accidentally witnesses a murder. Policeman John Book from the NYPD has to keep the son and his mother safe, after her manages to identify the man...

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Excellent

ProIntelligent thriller, good acting, superb director

ConsNone

'Witness' (1985) is a film directed by Peter Weir (Dead Poets Society, The Truman Show) that manages to be both a gripping thriller, a slow-burning romance, and an intelligent foray into religious beliefs and tolerance. Rachel Lapp (Kelly McGillis) is a young Amish widow attempting a visit to her...

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Excellent

ProA great thriller

Consnone

The Amish community has a different way of life to modern society and some people may find it difficult to adapt to their beliefs. In the 1985 film, Witness, a detective must go into hiding with the Amish when an Amish boy is witness to a murder. Witness is about a detective, John Book, who tries...

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Good

ProArtistic and probing

ConsNot for me

Witness is a 1985 film starring Harrison Ford and Kelly McGillis, and features a moving tale of police protection in the Amish community. The film was critically acclaimed for its brutal handling of what could be a sensitive topic, something which is commonplace in cinema in the 21st Century, and...

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Super

ProA Thrilling Thought Provoking Film

ConsSome immorality shown as the answer to religious n...

The Witness This film is a Drama, a Romance, and a Thriller all packed into one. Certificate: 15, Running Time : 1hour 48 minutes Released: 1985 Directed by Australian director Peter Weir (Who also directed "The Year of Living Dangerously"), "Witness" brings two cultures into direct conflict. The...

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Excellent

“Witness a class thriller”

published 24/06/2005

Proatmospheric,intillegent,terrific Harrison Ford per...

Consnone

Witness released back in 1985 is one of Harrison fords best movies and certaintly contains his best acting .It is directed by Peter Weir who had earlier acheived fame with Gallipolli(1981) and the Year of living dangerously(1983),both starring Mel Gibson.Ford stars as philadelphia cop John Book...

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After an Amish boy witnesses police corruption in a Philadelphia train station, a hardened cop takes him and his widowed mother back to their quiet Amish community. There, hiding from his crooked superiors, he is witness to a simpler and seductively innocent world. Academy Award Nominations: 8, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor--Harrison Ford. Academy Awards: Best Original Screenplay, Best Editing.

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