Entrancing, reminding of a thought-provoking media art exhibit exemplifying the antithesis of Hollywood moviemaking.
| Original Score: 3/4
Visitors will work for some but fall short for many, it is an experiment in filmmaking that attempts something new but ultimately fails.
| Original Score: 3/5
Staring at "Visitors," not only do many things seem unusual, many more seem familiar, paralleled by other artists.
The score, by Philip Glass, adds to the off-kilter mood and the faces of a serene gorilla, and a moody child in a playground, prove especially absorbing.
A weirdly beautiful film, eerie in its complicated simplicity, and open to seven billion interpretations, all of them valid.
A graceful, dreamlike experience.
The director of the seminal time-lapse aria, Koyaanisqatsi, slows things down for his scintillating and otherworldly latest.
| Original Score: 4/5
With only 74 slowly unfolding shots, it's closer to gallery installation than conventional cinema, but for audiences open to the experience, it's inexplicably compelling.
Strange and surreal but with moments of real beauty.
Begs us to stop for a few minutes to soak up the meaning underneath the surface.
Amazing visuals, as you would expect from QATSI auteur Reggio.
| Original Score: B plus
Non-narrative films can be opaque in deep ways. Visitors slips into pseudo-profundity. That said, I'd see it again.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
An engaging experiment for the first hour
Make of Reggio's arty documentary what you will
There's no plot or characters, but it's one intriguing image after another.
Challenging work but also soothing and richly exploratory, acting as a continuation of Reggio's filmmaking interests with a newfound sense of digital liberation.
| Original Score: B
"Visitors" restores a sense of monumentality to a medium that has seemed so diminished by recent technological and commercial imperatives ...
| Original Score: 4/4
Whatever Visitors lacks in philosophical heft it more than compensates for in sheer sensual, textual pleasure. It's good to have Mr. Reggio back.
| Original Score: 8/10
Godfrey Reggio's Visitors is as much a Zen experience as it is a movie, although as the latter it can be quite astonishing, too - cinema that envelops and enthralls.
While this is patently not a film that big-box cineplexers are going to rush to in droves, Visitors remains a wondrous work of artistic achievement.
| Original Score: 3.5/5