New The Visit Movie Received Mixed Reviews Major Top Critics
Universal Pictures released their new horror movie, “The Visit,” into theaters today, September 11th, 2015, and all the major,top movie critics have turned in their reviews. It turns out that it got a mixed bag with an overall 53 score out of a possible 100 across 28 reviews at the Metacritic.com site.
The film stars: Deanna Dunagan, Ed Oxenbould, Kathryn Hahn, Olivia DeJonge and Peter McRobbie. We’ve posted blurbs from a few of the critics, below.
Clark Collis over at Entertainment Weekly, gave it a decent 75 score, stating: “This is the first Shyamalan movie in a long time that viewers may be tempted to re-visit just to see how he pulls off his magic trick.”
Sara Stewart from the New York Post, gave it a 75 score, saying: “Like the film itself, it’s simple but well-executed enough.”
Manohla Dargis from The New York Times, gave it a 70 grade, stating: “The director M. Night Shyamalan has a fine eye and a nice, natural way with actors, and he has a talent for gently rap-rap-rapping on your nerves.”
Brian Truitt from USA Today, gave it a 63 grade. He stated: “The low-budget thriller deftly mixes horror-movie moments, pure strangeness and comedy like a family-friendly David Lynch effort as it takes audiences on one really oddball trip to grandma’s house.”
Michael O’Sullivan over at the Washington Post, gave it a 63 grade. He said: “The cast of mostly unfamiliar actors also serves The Visit well. Shyamalan has a gift for eliciting strong performances, even when his material is lacking.”
Peter Travers over at Rolling Stone, gave it a 63 score. He said: “No spoilers, except to say that cheap thrills can still be a blast. Not enough to make up for Shyamalan’s awful “After Earth,” but it’s a start.”
Peter Hall over at the New York Daily News, gave it a 60 score, stating: “It’s the fun kind of crazy. And The Visit is undeniably, admirably intense when it needs to be.”
James Rocchi from TheWrap, gave it a 40 grade, saying: “Shyamalan has had some difficulties as a director of late, and it’s understandable to hope that by placing him back in the realm of lower budgets and more manageable expectations he could impress us yet again; that turns out not to be the case this time.”
Geoff Berkshire over at Variety, gave it a 40 grade. He stated: “Shyamalan has long been criticized for serving up borderline (or downright) silly premises with a straight face and overtly pretentious atmosphere, but he basically abandons that approach here in favor of a looser, more playful dynamic between his fresh-faced leads.”
Richard Roeper from the Chicago Sun-Times, gave it a 38 grade. He stated: “It’s a dopey, only mildly chilling, uneasy mix of horror and dark comedy, scoring few points in either category.”
Michael Sragow over at the Los Angeles Times, gave it a 30 score. He said: “Shyamalan’s script puts down reality shows, but this shocker works on the level of a game show, compelling audiences to yell out advice for Becca and Tyler as they steer through one trouble spot after another. This writer-director depends on hoary provocations.”
Finally, Sheri Linden over at The Hollywood Reporter, gave it an awful 30 score, claiming: “M. Night Shyamalan’s latest is well cast and strong on setting. But the dull thudding that resounds isn’t part of its effective aural design; it’s the ungainly landing of nearly every shock and joke.” Stay tuned. Also, get your favorite Movie stuff, and more by Clicking Here.