The Visitors
Want to See
Not Interested
Rate it ½ star
Rate it 1 star
Rate it 1½ stars
Rate it 2 stars
Rate it 2½ stars
Rate it 3 stars
Rate it 3½ stars
Rate it 4 stars
Rate it 4½ stars
Rate it 5 stars
The Visitors
This melodramatic thriller is not one of Elia Kazan's directorial shining moments. Kazan, who is better-known for such great films as On the Waterfront, made this film, with his friends, on a very low budget. It is probably most notable for featuring James Woods in an early role. Bill Schmidt (Woods) is a Vietnam veteran who has returned home and wants to take it easy. His father-in-law Harry Wayne (Patrick McVey), who hates his guts, takes exception to this. When two other veterans show up looking to harass Schmidt, Harry helps pave their way straight to his door. Bill prosecuted them in… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It deserves much more attention than it got when it came out, and showcases Kazan's strengths as well as his weaknesses."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"One of Kazan's very worst films, this disappointing Vietnam War drama is mostly known now for featuring the screen debut of actor James Woods."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Kazan's son Chris wrote the script and is probably to blame for most of the inadequacies."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
More reviews for The Visitors on Rotten Tomatoes