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The Visit (2015; Rated Rated PG-13)

The Visit


The Visit

(2015; PG-13)

In theaters:
Friday, 11 September 2015

Comedy, Horror

M. Night Shyamalan

Olivia DeJonge, Ed Oxenbould, Deanna Dunagan

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The Shyamalanatorsaid on Saturday, September 26, 2015 8:17:10 PM
The concept is fine but would've been better as a 30 minute short in an anthology. You were so right about this mess! And like Jack Nicholson in THE SHINING, Nana and Pop-Pop are a little too off-their-rocker right from the start. There's no build up so that the first conversation with the mother on Skype about their strange behavior is laughable. You'd think these kids have lived in a vacuum all their lives. By the way, totally called the reveal from watching the trailer!

Logan Wilkinsaid on Monday, September 21, 2015 9:40:54 PM
...just saw THE VISIT and, Sir, you have to give M. Night Shyamalan the benefit of the doubt. So his last two movies were clunkers critically, commercially, and fan-wise. Having not so cared for THE SIXTH SENSE (really), but loved UNBREAKABLE, SIGNS, THE VILLAGE (for what it's worth), and LADY IN THE WATER, M. Night merits a fine track record. I'll even give him half-a-kudos for THE HAPPENING. Yes, you need to put your thinking cap on, a psychological thriller, but it's not that bad (the R-rating is rather preposterous). With THE VISIT, he takes a form that has been done to death ala the Blair Witch, Paranormal, and Clover (FIELD) horror genre, but the man has skill and he is a comfortable filmmaker. I found myself leaning forward in an attempt to look over characters' shoulders and around the corners of a 2 dimensional screen. It hooked me. And if the director's trademark is due to his "twists", then this movie, therefore, Got Me. THE VISIT proves that Mr. Shyamalan isn't a hack; his talent is in his storytelling. This film brings not him, but US back to HIS form. Give the man a break.




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