The Station Agent
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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 struggling artist coping with the recent death of her young son, and Joe, a thirty-year-old with a talent for cooking and an insatiable hunger for conversation--whether anyone wants to talk to him or not.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 95%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Mr. Dinklage projects both size and intelligence in the fascinating reticence of his face."
‑ Andrew Sarris, New York Observer
"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."
‑ Megan Lehmann, New York Post
"A quiet joy with breathtaking performances."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"...a sweet art film that is unapologetic as it is memorable. Peter Dinklage's performance is poetic and pure as any you will ever observe on screen or off."
‑ Cole Smithey,
"A pleasurably quaint tale."
‑ Nick Schager, Lessons of Darkness
"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."
‑ Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times
"It's a gem to savor."
‑ Kathy Cano Murillo, Arizona Republic
"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."
‑ Nick Rogers,
"Great acting, great script and competent directing fuel a truly good work of art not to be missed."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"...watching these friends interact is what the movie is about, not what they look like, not what they do, not what they talk about, but how they feel toward one another."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"The Station Agent never leaves its sleepy patch of New Jersey. But when it's over, you know you've been somewhere."
‑ Charles Taylor,
"There isn't a character, location or situation in The Station Agent that could exist anywhere other than in a screenplay."
‑ Josh Larsen, LarsenOnFilm
"a charmingly simple character study"
‑ Jay Antani, Cinema Writer
"Charming fable about three misfits who overcome personal and social isolation and learn the meaning of friendship and community in the unlikely place of rural New Jersey"
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"The movie has humor that's not derived from ridicule and an appeal based on the idea that relationships can be a comforting buffer in an often cruel world."
‑ Judith Egerton, Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)
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