Witness (1985) (mini-review++)

witness-1985.jpg(If you’re curious, my review process. It’s also pasted at the end of this post. I don’t believe in Rotten Tomatoes. I just believe in me.)

(***all-purpose SPOILER ALERT*** there may be some in this review)

Witness (1985)

acting 7

directing 7

effects 8

editing 7

writing 9


3.8 out of 5 šŸ™


Harrison Ford never plays any character that isn’t “gritty”. Yes, I know that’s not true. He’s not gritty in Working Girl. But he seems to most comfortable when he is hardscrabble and a little rough around the edges (Han Solo, Indiana Jones, Detective John Book). Witness is no exception. The love story is a bit predictable but the setup is engaging enough. It’s a satisfying collision of cultures that does not treat the Amish as a caricature. Oh, and look out for a baby faced Viggo Mortensen!







(1) Shark Wrighter (SW) Score: Based on a sum of 5 sub-scores (acting, directing, writing/story, effects: cinematography &/or animation &/or effects, editing) with 1 being terrible and 10 being terrific.

(2) Octopuses (0-5 šŸ™, with 5 being fantastic and 0 being feces)

(3) Octopuses are my unquantifiable feelingā€¦not that SW score is scientificā€¦but this one is even less so

(4) ++ This optional section includes any incredibly *brilliant observations that don’t fit into simple quantitative slices like the scores and octopuses *(they are likely NOT brilliant)


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