Anatomy of a Murder 1959

Critics score:
100 / 100

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Bosley Crowther, New York Times: It is the best courtroom melodrama this old judge has ever seen. Read more

Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader: As an entertaining look at legal process, this is spellbinding all the way, infused by an ambiguity about human personality and motivation that is Preminger's trademark, and the location shooting is superb. Read more

TIME Magazine: At 160 minutes, Anatomy is longer than the subject warrants, but the pace seldom slackens -- thanks to the competence of Director Otto Preminger. Read more

Jessica Winter, Time Out: Coolly absorbing, nonchalantly cynical. Read more

Variety Staff, Variety: Preminger purposely creates situations that flicker with uncertainty, that may be evaluated in different ways. Motives are mixed and dubious, and, therefore, sustain interest. Read more