Anatomy of a Murder

Anatomy of a Murder
Anatomy of a Murder
  • NR
  • 2h 41m
  • 1959
Certified Fresh100%
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A riveting courtroom drama of rape and premeditated murder is brought to life with an all-star cast in the suspenseful and highly-acclaimed ANATOMY OF A MURDER. Nominated for seven Academy Awards® including Best Picture (1959). The film pits a humble small-town lawyer (James Stewart) against a hard-headed big city prosecutor (George C. Scott). Emotions flare as a jealous army lieutenant (Ben Gazzara) pleads innocent to murdering the rapist of his seductive, beautiful wife (Lee Remick). Produced and directed by the renowned Otto Preminger, the film features a brilliant score by Duke Ellington. Packed with drama, passion and intrigue, ANATOMY OF A MURDER is a cinematic masterpiece that will keep you on the edge of your seat!
© 1959 , renewed 1987 Otto Preminger Films, Ltd. All Rights Reserved.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Certified Fresh100%
Critics Consensus: One of cinema's greatest courtroom dramas, Anatomy of a Murder is tense, thought-provoking, and brilliantly acted, with great performances from James Stewart and George C. Scott.
TIME Magazine

At 160 minutes, Anatomy is longer than the subject warrants, but the pace seldom slackens -- thank...

June 21, 2017
Variety Staff

Preminger purposely creates situations that flicker with uncertainty, that may be evaluated in dif...

June 21, 2017
Time Out
Jessica Winter

Coolly absorbing, nonchalantly cynical.

June 21, 2017
New York Times
Bosley Crowther

It is the best courtroom melodrama this old judge has ever seen.

June 17, 2017
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama, Thriller
  • Release Date:July 1, 1959
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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