Rotten Tomatoes

Movies / TV

    Celebrity

      No Results Found

      View All
      Movies Tv shows Shop News Showtimes

      Witness

      R Released Feb 8, 1985 1 hr. 52 min. Crime Drama TRAILER for Witness: Trailer 1 List
      93% 46 Reviews Tomatometer 80% 25,000+ Ratings Audience Score After witnessing a brutal murder, young Amish boy Samuel (Lukas Haas) and his mother Rachel (Kelly McGillis) seek protection from police officer John Book (Harrison Ford). When Book uncovers evidence of police corruption involving narcotics lieutenant James McFee (Danny Glover), Book must take Rachel and Samuel, and flee to the Amish countryside where Rachel grew up. There, immersed in Amish culture and tradition, Book and Rachel begin a cautious romance. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Feb 21 Buy Now

      Where to Watch

      Witness

      Fandango at Home Prime Video Paramount+ Apple TV

      Watch Witness with a subscription on Prime Video, Paramount+, rent on Fandango at Home, Apple TV, or buy on Fandango at Home, Apple TV.

      Witness

      What to Know

      Critics Consensus

      A wonderfully entertaining thriller within an unusual setting, with Harrison Ford delivering a surprisingly emotive and sympathetic performance.

      Read Critics Reviews

      Audience Reviews

      View All (1000+) audience reviews
      tom c En virkelig god og spænende film om en anden kultur. Historien er godt fortalt og man kan virkelig leve sig ind i den. Ud over det er skuespillet også helt i top. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 04/09/24 Full Review Ben N The first half of this film is a decent story. The set up with the mystery along with the juxtaposition of the AMish in the big city, was interesting. When the investigation begins, the story was still interesting and the movie made sense. As soon as the plot bring sus back to the Amish settlement, however, the movie goes off the rails. Almost nothing happens from that point on in the movie. There are a lot of long scenes, with characters staring at each other or the scenery. The climax is poorly done and over acted in places. I found the villains to be two dimensional. Overall, not a good movie. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 03/25/24 Full Review Dave C Wow… 93%?! Hmmmm… It is nice seeing a gentle, sympathetic and emotionally relatable performance from HF, for sure, but that doesn't make it standout or exceptional. The story itself is unusual, but its premise is not. Ultimately, it is entertaining, but not thrilling, and it is predictable Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 03/10/24 Full Review Alec B Ford is very good but the romance, complete with that awful "exposure" scene, is so unconvincing that I've never been inclined to like this movie all that much. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 12/14/23 Full Review Audience Member Classic Harrison Ford. Really interesting premise and I loved the use of the Amish community, good movie. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 12/05/23 Full Review Terry M This brilliant piece of story telling of the Amish and a Philadelphia cop is beautiful and so well done. Harrison Fords best movie imo and Kelly McGillis is excellent. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 10/24/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

      Cast & Crew

      Witness

      Witness: Official Clip - Rachel's Choice Witness: Official Clip - Rachel's Choice 1:57 Witness: Official Clip - Right of Way Witness: Official Clip - Right of Way 2:02 Witness: Official Clip - Murder Witness Witness: Official Clip - Murder Witness 2:12 Witness: Official Clip - A Lesson on Guns Witness: Official Clip - A Lesson on Guns 1:49 Witness: Official Clip - I'm Not a Child Witness: Official Clip - I'm Not a Child 1:19 Witness: Official Clip - It's Over Witness: Official Clip - It's Over 2:13 Witness: Official Clip - Ingrained Witness: Official Clip - Ingrained 2:12 Witness: Official Clip - Time For Milking Witness: Official Clip - Time For Milking 1:38 Witness: Official Clip - Positive Identification Witness: Official Clip - Positive Identification 1:49 View more videos
      83% 89% The Untouchables TRAILER for The Untouchables 79% 59% Internal Affairs 50% 48% Hustle TRAILER for Hustle 70% 64% Night Falls on Manhattan 98% 93% Chinatown Discover more movies and TV shows. View More

      This movie is featured in the following articles.

      Critics Reviews

      View All (46) Critics Reviews
      Jake Cole Slant Magazine Witness takes serious stock of the gap in experience and attitude between its protagonist and his caretakers to see what shared essence can be found between them. Oct 31, 2023 Full Review Ed Potton Times (UK) ... striking thriller. Rated: 4/5 Apr 6, 2020 Full Review Nick Roddick Sight & Sound The film allows us, in the company of Book, to take a sort of holiday from our normal concerns, to visit other values en touriste , drawing the strengths from a strange and alien tradition without really immersing ourselves in it. Mar 24, 2020 Full Review John Ferguson Radio Times It's Weir's delicacy of touch that impresses the most. He ably juggles the various elements of the story and makes the violence seem even more shocking when it's played out on the fields of Amish denial. Rated: 5/5 Mar 7, 2024 Full Review Matt Brunson Film Frenzy An exceptionally fine film. Rated: 3.5/4 Nov 19, 2023 Full Review Emilie Black Cinema Crazed Witness is a solid film all around, one that has aged decently well, and one that is still a must see. Rated: 4.5/5 Nov 2, 2023 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis After witnessing a brutal murder, young Amish boy Samuel (Lukas Haas) and his mother Rachel (Kelly McGillis) seek protection from police officer John Book (Harrison Ford). When Book uncovers evidence of police corruption involving narcotics lieutenant James McFee (Danny Glover), Book must take Rachel and Samuel, and flee to the Amish countryside where Rachel grew up. There, immersed in Amish culture and tradition, Book and Rachel begin a cautious romance.
      Director
      Peter Weir
      Screenwriter
      Pamela Wallace, Earl W. Wallace, William Kelley
      Distributor
      Paramount Pictures
      Production Co
      Paramount Pictures
      Rating
      R
      Genre
      Crime, Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Feb 8, 1985, Wide
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jun 6, 2014
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $65.3M
      Sound Mix
      Surround
      Most Popular at Home Now