The Immigrant
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In Theaters May 16 (26 days)
In James Gray's THE IMMIGRANT, Ewa Cybulski (Marion Cotillard) and her sister sail to New York from their native Poland in search of a new start and the American dream. When they reach Ellis Island, doctors discover that Magda (Angela Sarafyan) is ill, and the two women are separated. Ewa is released onto the mean streets of Manhattan while her sister is quarantined. Alone, with nowhere to turn and desperate to reunite with Magda, Ewa quickly falls prey to Bruno (Joaquin Phoenix), a charming but wicked man who takes her in and forces her into prostitution. The arrival of Orlando (Jeremy… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 91%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The ambient fury of the director James Gray's teeming historical drama is built into the very fabric of his tensely unbalanced wide-screen images."
‑ Richard Brody, New Yorker
"The shock of the old made new, a miracle achieved, a great movie rising before me-like a delusion, like a dream."
‑ Keith Uhlich, Time Out New York
"In its stripped-down realism and blistering fixation on its main character's grappling with life and mortality, the film is kin to Roberto Rossellini's collaborations with Ingrid Bergman."
‑ Ed Gonzalez, Slant Magazine
"For the most part The Immigrant is works in an incredibly satisfying and affecting manner."
‑ Craig Skinner, HeyUGuys
"The best movie of its kind since Elia Kazan."
‑ Jordan Hoffman,
"Some of the film scenes fall flat, but, after all, the American Dream is of a future in which one never loses hope."
‑ Donald J. Levit, ReelTalk Movie Reviews
"Such a beautiful movie -- and so cold, too."
‑ Tim Grierson, Paste Magazine
"...Gray is a filmmaker we love, and all the best qualities of his intelligent style are here in abundance...The Immigrant is contained, restrained, thoughtful filmmaking that satisfies on nearly every level..."
‑ Jessica Kiang, The Playlist
"An old-fashioned but subdued melodrama, with a pleasingly ripe musical score and scenes full of big emotions performed at a hushed pitch."
‑ Jon Frosch, The Atlantic
"The harrowing story of a Polish nurse who struggles to survive and keep her soul alive in 1921 New York."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"It's just a shame that Cotillard's impressive performance isn't hung on a more vibrant story."
‑ Shaun Munro, Film School Rejects
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