Eyewitness
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Fresh off the success of Breaking Away(1979), writer Steve Tesich and director Peter Yates re-team on a thriller starring a young William Hurt as a janitor infatuated with television reporter Sigourney Weaver. When she arrives at his building to interview the tenants about a murder that's occurred on the premises, the janitor, having discovered the body, implies that he knows more than he's saying in order to keep the newswoman interested. Although he reveals nothing more, she does become interested in him, and when her nefarious aristocratic boyfriend (Christopher Plummer) learns from… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 89%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The story gets more and more strained before it's resolved."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"A thoroughly delightful but far from plausible mystery melodrama that operates exclusively on high spirits and a no-nonsense intelligence that is never sidetracked by coherence."
‑ Vincent Canby, New York Times
"Offbeat and full of suspense."
‑ , Film4
"An enjoyable entertainment whose box-office failure was thoroughly undeserved."
‑ , Time Out
"Yates takes Tesich's basically wobbly story and makes much more out of it, driving the tale and the characters at a hectic pace and providing some truly unnerving moments."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Every scene develops characters. And they're developed in such offbeat fidelity to the way people do behave that we get all the more involved in the mystery, just because, for once, we halfway believe it could really be happening."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"Eyewitness is a thoroughly engrossing thriller."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
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