The Station Agent
The Station Agent (2003)

When his only friend dies, Finbar McBride moves to an abandoned train station in rural New Jersey, to live the life of a hermit. His attempt at solitude is soon interrupted, however, by interactions with his neighbors, including Olivia, a… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: October 3, 2003
DVD Release Date: June 15, 2004
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Critic Score: 95% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A sweet and quirky film about a dwarf, a refreshment stand operator, and a reclusive artist connecting with one another.

Andrew Sarris
New York Observer

Mr. Dinklage projects both size and intelligence in the fascinating reticence of his face.

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Megan Lehmann
New York Post

The powerfully understated charmer, The Station Agent, is nothing more - and nothing less -- than the quiet study of a gently unfurling friendship between three misfits.

Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

A quiet joy with breathtaking performances.

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

While many movies reintroduce us to the same old types, The Station Agent is an original -- you've never seen these people on screen before, and it's a pleasure to make their acquaintance.

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Kathy Cano Murillo
Arizona Republic

It's a gem to savor.

Nick Rogers

Peter Dinklage details Fin?s solitude in single glances, but his countenance also warms to eventual friendship. It?s an attenuated, reserved, realistic performance ? bolstered when we learn Fin is silent because shouting only summons repressed rage.

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Charles Taylor

The Station Agent never leaves its sleepy patch of New Jersey. But when it's over, you know you've been somewhere.

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Josh Larsen

There isn't a character, location or situation in The Station Agent that could exist anywhere other than in a screenplay.

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Jay Antani
Cinema Writer

a charmingly simple character study

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Flixster Audience Score: 89% Flixster User Reviews
Spencer S.
Much better than it's contemporary "Tiptoes" (also starring Peter Dinklage and made in the same year), "The Station Agent" reflects on… More
Jens S.
After little man and train fanatic Finbar (Peter "Tyrion Lannister" Dinklage) inherits an old train station house, he slowly has to abandon his… More
Jim Hunter
A dwarf moves to an isolated town in New Jersey and befriends a coffee salesman and a divorcee. Peter Dinklage is the highlight of this film. His performance… More
Drake Tsui
People connecting with one another, in the most quaint and mundane of places. I won't deny there's a sweet intrigue between our protagonists, their… More
Mark Walker
Having just recently gotten into the HBO TV series "Game of Thrones" and finding the character and Golden Globe winning acting of Peter Dinklage very… More
Chris Weber
This seems like a typical contemporary indie film, but that's okay, because this is so simple, charming, and well done that it's really hard not to… More