The Witnesses Synopsis
Manu moves to Paris and intrudes on his sister's and friends' lives.
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88

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
The Witnesses may be schematic, but it lets each character live and breathe. The film captures a time and place that seems very distant now.
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88

TV Guide

By Ken Fox
Techine's unwillingness to soften his characters reflects a rare honesty about human nature that's rarely seen in movies, particularly...
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88

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
This is the epidemic from love's point of view, a story as much about how the disease can ravage the heart as it does the body. It is also...
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83

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
What the characters in The Witnesses -- and we, the audience -- pay testimony to in André Téchiné's urgent, compassionate, and ultimately...
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80

The New York Times

By Stephen Holden
The Witnesses may frustrate those who prefer movies that tell clear-cut stories in which hard lessons are learned. But in the director’s...
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80

Village Voice

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The Witnesses forms a magnificent trilogy with "Son Frère" (2003), Patrice Chéreau's devastating account of fraternal devotion in the face...
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75

New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
They should hand out a score card with every ticket to The Witnesses to help viewers keep track of who's sleeping with whom.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The Witnesses doesn't pay off with a great operatic pinnacle, but it's better that way. Better to show people we care about facing facts...
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70

New York Magazine (Vulture)

By David Edelstein
Excitingly convoluted.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

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A kind of film opera without music.
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Rated NR