Eyewitness
Eyewitness (1981)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: June 28, 2005
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Critic Score: 89% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff
Variety

The story gets more and more strained before it's resolved.

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

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.

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Film4

Offbeat and full of suspense.

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Time Out

An enjoyable entertainment whose box-office failure was thoroughly undeserved.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

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.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

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.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Eyewitness is a thoroughly engrossing thriller.

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Flixster Audience Score: 42% Flixster User Reviews
AJ Verser
A great mystery thriller with great actors, I really liked it and I recommend it.
Cassie Hill
Fairly good acting but it was a bit strange.
jay nixon
Good cast but lifeless.