Mute Witness
Mute Witness (1995)

This British thriller takes many unusual twists and turns as it follows the perils of three young American filmmakers in Moscow. Billy, Karen, and Andy are making a low-budget suspense movie in Moscow. When Billy witnesses a murder, she… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: September 15, 1995
DVD Release Date: August 26, 2003
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Critic Score: 81% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Emanuel Levy

Waller's witty, well-crafted yet unpretentious thriller--about American youths who make a movie in Moscow and get involved with the underworld--is a seductive piece of filmmaking that should keep viewers hyperventilating to the last reel.

Cole Smithey

Great suspense thriller.

Blake Davis
KFOR Channel 4 News

Gets off to a great, scary start, but then turns silly and comical, breaking the film's tone of dread.

Mike Clark
USA Today

Though this slight but agreeable nail-biter loses a couple steps before its wrap-up, it's not before offering one of the funniest variations yet on the furious neighbor who wonders what's going on in the upstairs apartment.

Scott Weinberg

Once you see it, you'll have an enthusiastic new response when people ask you "Hmm, what's a good horror movie I've never seen?"

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Christopher Null

a fair first effort

Nick Rogers

It feels like Waller poured all the inspiration he ever had into one movie. But for a film forged through a favor and trial-by-fire moviemaking, it earns its place in the panoply of '90s psychological thrillers that throw you for a loop or six.

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Luke Y. Thompson
New Times

A Sam Raimi wannabe that doesn't always strike the right balance of humor to thrills, but comes close

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Flixster Audience Score: 65% Flixster User Reviews
Adam Mahler
Made a long, wide hallway chase look very scary. That cat-and-mouse and the sound of a murder victim screaming for the mute witness would fit well in your… More
Christopher Brown
This films a bit over 10 years old and they're remaking it! I can understand why, it's a great thriller with some really intense scenes and fun… More
Cassandra Maples
Billy Hughes is a mute young lady working for make-up on a cheap horror picture being filmed in Moscow by an American director. One night Billy gets locked in… More
Dean McKenna
Really terrifying! Actress Marina Sudina does a great performance as a mute make-up artist with use her sign languages - isn't it American?