The WitnessHD Closed Captioning
James D. Solomon
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About the Movie
The name "Kitty Genovese" became synonymous with urban apathy after news that she was stabbed to death while 38 witnesses did nothing. Fifty years later, her brother uncovers a lie that transformed his life, condemned a city and defined an era.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 56
- Fresh: 51
- Rotten: 5
- Average Rating: 7.7/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: Ultimately, the murder is eclipsed by Mr. Genovese's own struggles - how his obsession exasperates family members, and how the perceived public apathy inspired him to fight in Vietnam, where he lost his legs.
Fresh: Even if you're familiar with debunked details of her murder, moments in the film have the capacity to startle.
Fresh: The strength of "The Witness" lies in its recognition that the truth is often not just elusive but unattainable.
Fresh: The Witness, from first-time filmmaker James Solomon, is full of arresting moments.