The Station Agent Reviews

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Josh Larsen
LarsenOnFilm
July 21, 2011
There isn't a character, location or situation in The Station Agent that could exist anywhere other than in a screenplay.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 29, 2010
A quiet joy with breathtaking performances.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Nick Rogers
Suite101.com
October 8, 2010
Peter Dinklage details Fin?s solitude in single glances, but his countenance also warms to eventual friendship. It?s an attenuated, reserved, realistic performance ? bolstered when we learn Fin is silent because shouting only summons repressed rage.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Jay Antani
Cinema Writer
September 3, 2010
a charmingly simple character study
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
June 14, 2009
...a sweet art film that is unapologetic as it is memorable. Peter Dinklage's performance is poetic and pure as any you will ever observe on screen or off.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
Great acting, great script and competent directing fuel a truly good work of art not to be missed.
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
November 1, 2005
Charming fable about three misfits who overcome personal and social isolation and learn the meaning of friendship and community in the unlikely place of rural New Jersey
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
May 4, 2005
A pleasurably quaint tale.
Full Review | Original Score: B
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
July 8, 2004
...watching these friends interact is what the movie is about, not what they look like, not what they do, not what they talk about, but how they feel toward one another.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Judith Egerton
Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)
June 22, 2004
The movie has humor that's not derived from ridicule and an appeal based on the idea that relationships can be a comforting buffer in an often cruel world.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Damon Wise
Empire Magazine
May 14, 2004
It's The Station Agent's meditation on the smaller things in life that make it such a big deal.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
James Christopher
Times [UK]
April 19, 2004
The brilliance of Peter Dinklage's performance as the ironclad loner is that he doesn't much care
Kent Turner
Film-Forward.com
April 15, 2004
As comforting, a bit hokey, and predictable as a CBS Sunday Night Movie, this intimate film should play well on television.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Jeff Otto
IGN Movies
April 7, 2004
Go see The Station Agent. It's one the year's best films and I sincerely hope that it is not overlooked.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
March 19, 2004
This is a gem of a movie that, like its protagonist, boasts a fiercely independent spirit full of discreet optimism and deadpan humour.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
March 9, 2004
It might almost be a subgenre: the Accidental Family film. It's enjoyable and a welcome break from the studio pictures, but it's familiar to you even as you're watching it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
February 26, 2004
Mr. Dinklage projects both size and intelligence in the fascinating reticence of his face.
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
February 9, 2004
...indie flavor-of-the-month Patricia Clarkson is so predictable in her quirky style that you can set your watch by her.
James Verniere
Boston Herald
February 2, 2004
Illustrates much of what is good and some of what is bad about American independent cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
David N. Butterworth
Movie Boeuf
February 2, 2004
A little gem.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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