The Visitor
The Visitor (1979)

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… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: March 3, 2014
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Critic Score: 100% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic

It's weirdly compelling.

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Alan Scherstuhl
Village Voice

The great surprise is how, consistency be damned, these individual sequences fascinate.

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Austin Trunick
Under the Radar

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.

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Peter Keough
Boston Globe

[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.

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Anton Bitel
Grolsch Film Works

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....

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Never makes much sense even when it at times seems to make some sense.

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David Ehrlich
Film.com

Perhaps the most fun you can have in a movie theater without risking permanent brain damage.

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Ed Whitfield
The Ooh Tray

It's a visitor from another world of filmmaking.

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John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 51% Flixster User Reviews
Steve K
Completely insane and what a cast! Not particularly good, but no self-described cinephile will be able to turn away.
The Shrewlord
Not quite sure why I like this movie but I do. It's a fairly patchy and confused horror/scifi story with a very impressive cast and a strange compelling… More