The Immigrant
The Immigrant (2014)

In James Gray's THE IMMIGRANT, Ewa Cybulski (Marion Cotillard) and her sister sail to New York from their native Poland in search of a new start and the American dream. When they reach Ellis Island, doctors discover that Magda (Angela… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: May 16, 2014
DVD Release Date: April 7, 2015
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Critic Score: 86% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Beautiful visuals, James Gray's confident direction, and a powerful performance from Marion Cotillard combine to make The Immigrant a richly rewarding period drama.

Alexandra MacAaron
Women's Voices for Change

When the movie ended, a woman approached; like me, she had seen it on her own and I think she felt compelled to debrief with someone. "Wasn't that the saddest thing?" she asked, shaking her head. "It was," I agreed. "It really was."

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Geoff Pevere
Globe and Mail

Gray's movie is an almost flawlessly articulated example of the kind of thing we like to say they just don't make any more: serious, adult, character-driven and impassioned.

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Sarah Marrs

Technically there is nothing wrong with The Immigrant, but it never engages or even really touches the audience.

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David Denby
New Yorker

The physical look of the movie is a revelation of a lost past.

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Peter Howell
Toronto Star

At times, Khondji's golden portraiture can make the characters seem encased in amber. But there's a tremendous payoff for the patient.

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Sean Axmaker

a slow, simmering film with intense characters and a drama that demands patience and rewards with a rich drama about the American experience.

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Wesley Morris

The film is an achievement. Its complex reckoning of moral decency deserves a bigger audience.

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G. Allen Johnson
San Francisco Chronicle

An astonishingly beautiful, irresistibly grim movie ...

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Derek Smith
Tiny Mix Tapes

The Immigrant functions quite impressively as a character piece (or pieces, as the film is as much about Bruno as Ewa), a condemnation of the subjugation of foreigners and as a uniquely beautiful period piece.

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Flixster Audience Score: 60% Flixster User Reviews
Nani Vang
Great actors in this unique film. I recall this movie coming out a few years back, but didn't think I'd get into it. Well, I gave it a shot and it was… More
Mark Hobin
The Immigrant is a beautifully resized period film that presents a knotty tangle of ethical decisions. It's rather understated and probably why director… More
Carlos Magalh„es
An interesting story with a lot of potential but undermined by its inability to make us relate to it in almost any level, tending towards melodrama and becoming… More
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Manu Gino
Cotillard, Phoenix and Renner in the land of opportunity. Good Film! James Gray's latest tale of melancholic woe and spirits in emotional turmoil takes us… More
Walter M.
"The Immigrant" starts with sisters Ewa(Marion Cotillard) and Magda(Angela Sarafyan) arriving at Ellis Island from Poland in 1921. That's the… More