Visiting Hours
Visiting Hours (1982)

A crazed, women-hating killer (Michael Ironside) rapes and brutalizes journalist Deborah Ballin (Lee Grant). When he discovers that his attack didn't kill Deborah, he comes to the hospital to finish what he started.

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Rated: R
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Release Date: May 28, 1982
DVD Release Date: April 18, 2006
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Critic Score: 15% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Don Peretta
Time Out

The fact that the film is not tacky in appearance, and is energetically acted, only makes it more depressing.

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

For the most part, this is a routine slasher flick, although director Jean Claude Lord does display some occasional innovation in his shot selections.

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Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena

Ironside traz grande intensidade para um personagem que merecia um filme melhor. Já Grant e Shatner, no piloto automático, se perdem em um filme canalha que se entrega à apologia da 'justiça com as próprias mãos'.

Vincent Canby
New York Times

An especially clumsy, overwrought example of slash-and-hack melodrama.

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

Even if the film is a washout, it's still massively intriguing to see the filmmakers and actors grapple with it.

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Scott Weinberg

Clumsily directed, painfully paced, and all but entirely lacking in anything even remotely resembling atmosphere, dread, or simple ol' scariness.

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Heather Wixson
Daily Dead

While it may not do a lot for viewers looking for more of a gory, high-octane horror romp, Visiting Hours is truly an underrated slow-burn gem that deserves a watch, Ironside's performance alone making it a truly worthwhile experience.

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TV Guide

This mindless slasher movie borrows unashamedly from better pictures like Peeping Tom and Psycho.

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Chuck O'Leary

One of the better slasher films of the early '80s thanks to Michael Ironside's menacing performance as the killer.

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Flixster Audience Score: 24% Flixster User Reviews
Alex roy
Mediocre Slasher with clichéd genre elements, Visiting Hours is uninspired and is a film that we've seen many times before. The problem with the film is… More
Aj V
An average horror movie, predictable, and pretty boring for the majority of the film.
Sylvester Kuo
A surprisingly satisfying 80's slasher featuring big stars. The storyline was pretty average but the good acting made up for the flaws. There are many plot… More