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In the dawn of '70s American blockbusters, European production companies emerged stateside, attempting to recreate box office gold by cloning Hollywood. The infamous Supreme Court-banned Jaws copy Great White, The Exorcist-esque Beyond The Door, and countless otherswere packaged for export and the burgeoning drive-in circuit. Producer Ovidio G. Assonitis and Director/Professional Body Builder Michael J. Paradise's TheVisitorstands as perhaps the most ambitious of all, taking its inspiration by artfully fusing The Omen, Close Encounters Of The Third Kind, The Birds, Rosemary's Baby,… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

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"It's weirdly compelling."
‑ Bill Goodykoontz, Arizona Republic
"The great surprise is how, consistency be damned, these individual sequences fascinate."
‑ Alan Scherstuhl, Village Voice
"It's far from the cerebral fare it was meant to be, but for fans of foreign knock-offs and impressively weird b-movies, The Visitor is a must-see."
‑ Austin Trunick, Under the Radar
"Paradisi may not have a clue about directing actors... but he has picked up a few tricks from Argento on how to move a camera and from Fulci on how to stage a supernatural freak-out."
‑ Sean Axmaker, Parallax View
"You'll likely you ask yourself just what you're watching several times...Whether that's a good or a bad thing is a matter of opinion, and there's a chance you'll change your mind on the subject."
‑ Jamie S. Rich, Oregonian
"[It wows] cult fans, connoisseurs of the absurd, and cinephiles intrigued by the evolution of the sci-fi and horror genres in the '70s and '80s."
‑ Peter Keough, Boston Globe
"Lysergically painted-and-composited backgrounds & lo-fi light shows bring a striking if cheesy otherworldliness to the film's alien elements; and the film's cosmic duels are carried out neither with fire and brimstone nor laser guns...."
‑ Anton Bitel, Grolsch Film Works
"Never makes much sense even when it at times seems to make some sense."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"The Visitor doesn't come close to answering all the questions it raises, but that's the film's M.O.: If nothing makes sense, then nothing is off limits."
‑ Sam Adams, The Dissolve
"Perhaps the most fun you can have in a movie theater without risking permanent brain damage."
‑ David Ehrlich,
"It's a visitor from another world of filmmaking."
‑ Ed Whitfield, The Ooh Tray
"The movie suggests that contrary to Cassius' claim, the fault is not in ourselves but in our stars -- that, as the paranoid and psychotic have suspected, our unhappiness is the collateral damage of an eternal and cosmic struggle."
‑ John Beifuss, Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
"THE VISITOR returns from 1979 to peck out your eyes and make you like it"
‑ Chase Whale,
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