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: January 1, 1979
DVD Release Date: March 3, 2014
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Critic Score: 93% 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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Ed Whitfield
The Ooh Tray

It's a visitor from another world of filmmaking.

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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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Sean Axmaker

The Visitor... is not the first Exorcist knock-off to come out of the Italian genre factory. It may, however, be the least coherent.

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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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David Ehrlich

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

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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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Flixster Audience Score: 46% Flixster User Reviews
jay nixon
Badly directed, photographed, written and acted this terrible thing provided a paycheck for several slumming highly regarded actors in supporting roles and the… More
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