Opening

—— Sin City: A Dame to Kill For Aug 22
57% If I Stay Aug 22
—— When The Game Stands Tall Aug 22
8% Are You Here Aug 22
96% Love Is Strange Aug 22

Top Box Office

20% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles $28.5M
92% Guardians of the Galaxy $25.1M
12% Let's Be Cops $17.8M
35% The Expendables 3 $15.9M
31% The Giver $12.3M
21% Into The Storm $7.9M
66% The Hundred-Foot Journey $7.2M
64% Lucy $5.5M
41% Step Up: All In $2.7M
62% Hercules $2.1M

Coming Soon

0% The November Man Aug 27
98% Starred Up Aug 27
—— As Above, So Below Aug 29
85% The Congress Aug 29
—— The Calling Aug 29

New Episodes Tonight

86% The Bridge (FX): Season 2
91% The Divide: Season 1
83% Extant: Season 1
—— Franklin & Bash: Season 4
—— Graceland: Season 2
—— Hot in Cleveland: Season 5
57% Legends: Season 1
—— Motive: Season 2
69% Mystery Girls: Season 1
100% Suits: Season 4
38% Taxi Brooklyn: Season 1
43% Young & Hungry: Season 1

Discuss Last Night's Shows

—— Covert Affairs: Season 5
88% Finding Carter: Season 1
67% Matador: Season 1
—— Perception: Season 3
—— Pretty Little Liars: Season 5
—— Rizzoli & Isles: Season 5
—— Royal Pains: Season 5
—— Sullivan & Son: Season 3
57% Tyrant: Season 1

Certified Fresh TV

86% The Bridge (FX): Season 2
83% Extant: Season 1
88% The Honorable Woman: Season 1
86% The Knick: Season 1
89% Manhattan: Season 1
97% Masters of Sex: Season 2
73% Murder in the First: Season 1
89% Outlander: Season 1
82% Satisfaction: Season 1
87% The Strain: Season 1
82% Welcome to Sweden: Season 1
77% You're the Worst: Season 1

Agantuk (The Stranger)

Agantuk (The Stranger) (2003)

tomatometer

No Score Yet...

Average Rating: N/A
Critic Reviews: 3
Fresh: 3 | Rotten: 0

audience

96

liked it
Average Rating: 4.3/5
User Ratings: 476

My Rating

Movie Info

Satyajit Ray's final film is a deceptively simple modern fable about a mysterious and world-weary old man (Utpal Dutt), who comes to stay with a middle-class Calcutta family, claiming to be the wife's long-lost uncle, Manmohan Mitra. Anila (Mamata Shankar), the wife, wants to believe him, but her husband, Sudhindra (Deepankar De), has his doubts. The couple's young son, Satyaki (Bikram Bhattacharya), is enthralled by Manmohan's exotic tales of his magical adventures, which have taken him from

Unrated,

Drama

Feb 15, 2010

Watch It Now

Cast

ADVERTISEMENT

Friend Ratings

No Friends? Inconceivable! Log in to see what your friends have to say.

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (4) | Fresh (9) | Rotten (0) | DVD (1)

A small, gentle, exquisitely realized comedy about, among other things, family loyalties and trust in a world in which traditions have been devalued.

August 30, 2004 Full Review Source: New York Times
New York Times
Top Critic IconTop Critic

A fitting ending to Ray's 30-film career.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic IconTop Critic

It shows all the virtues of a master artist in full maturity.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Washington Post
Washington Post
Top Critic IconTop Critic

Perhaps Ray's most memorable character since Apu.

January 23, 2014 Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis
Movie Metropolis

a beautiful valediction by a great filmmaker anticipating his own departure, whose message is as profound as any in a majestic career

January 26, 2012 Full Review Source: Cinema Writer
Cinema Writer

This 1991 film -- Ray's last -- is far from his best, but its delicate, loosely structured domestic satire rewards viewer patience.

August 29, 2006 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
TV Guide's Movie Guide

The work can be taken strictly as a charming drama or as something much deeper -- and that's perhaps the key to any great work.

July 12, 2006 Full Review Source: Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

This film is filled with the director's deep feelings about the observations he has made during his lifetime regarding the affects of civilization...

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Audience Reviews for Agantuk (The Stranger)

Unfortunately, I found Satyajit Ray's final film Agantuk (The Stranger) pretty disappointing. It is the script that I found weakest, with the philosophical questions raised sounding pointless and nonsensical. The premise is basically is this man who he says he is but with only two outcomes of no particular interest or consequence, the conclusion falls a little flat. Also, why does everyone have to stand up when they talk, I don't think its a cultural thing and no one does it in his earlier films. It just feels like over acting.
May 17, 2013
SirPant

Super Reviewer

There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.

Discussion Forum

Discuss Agantuk (The Stranger) on our Movie forum!

What's Hot On RT

Ant-Man
Ant-Man

First pic of Marvel's Paul Rudd

Worst Summer Movies
Worst Summer Movies

We list the 60 worst since 1975

Scorecard 2014
Scorecard 2014

See where the summer movies rank

Best Comedy Actress
Best Comedy Actress

16 critics predict the Emmys

Sin City
Sin City

We interview the cast and director

Foreign Titles

  • Der Fremde (DE)
  • The Stranger (Agantuk) (UK)
Find us on:                     
Help | About | Jobs | Critics Submission | Press | API | Licensing | Mobile