The Immigrant
The Immigrant (2014)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: April 7, 2015
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Critic Score: 87% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Beautiful visuals, James Gray's confident direction, and a powerful performance from Marion Cotillard combine to make The Immigrant a richly rewarding period drama.

David Denby
New Yorker

The physical look of the movie is a revelation of a lost past.

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Peter Howell
Toronto Star

At times, Khondji's golden portraiture can make the characters seem encased in amber. But there's a tremendous payoff for the patient.

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

For what it is - a golden-toned melodrama about an innocent being tarnished and then redeemed in the Big City - The Immigrant is a lovely piece of work.

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Wesley Morris

The film is an achievement. Its complex reckoning of moral decency deserves a bigger audience.

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G. Allen Johnson
San Francisco Chronicle

An astonishingly beautiful, irresistibly grim movie ...

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Sarah Ward
FILMINK (Australia)

Unsurprisingly, Marion Cotillard is key as the recipient of the film's many misfortunes, displaying both tenacity and fragility to cultivate audience investment in Ewa's choices.

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Geoff Pevere
Globe and Mail

Gray's movie is an almost flawlessly articulated example of the kind of thing we like to say they just don't make any more: serious, adult, character-driven and impassioned.

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David Thomson
The New Republic

This is Gray's most mature work, and the picture raises Cotillard to a select pantheon.

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Tom Clift
Concrete Playground

The Immigrant is a bleak film, at times a little cold. But thanks to the magnificent work of Gray's cast, it's difficult to forget.

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Flixster Audience Score: 62% Flixster User Reviews
Manu Gino
Cotillard, Phoenix and Renner in the land of opportunity. Good Film! James Gray's latest tale of melancholic woe and spirits in emotional turmoil takes us… More
Carlos Magalh„es
An interesting story with a lot of potential but undermined by its inability to make us relate to it in nearly any level, tending towards melodrama and becoming… More
Mark Hobin
The Immigrant is a beautifully resized period film that presents a knotty tangle of ethical decisions. It's rather understated and probably why director… More
Walter M.
"The Immigrant" starts with sisters Ewa(Marion Cotillard) and Magda(Angela Sarafyan) arriving at Ellis Island from Poland in 1921. That's the… More
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Glenn Gaylord
MY REVIEW OF THE IMMIGRANT (3 Stars) Films about turn-of-the-century immigration resonate deeply with me. As a grandchild of immigrants who crossed the… More