The Immigrant - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

The Immigrant Reviews

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Sean Axmaker
May 19, 2016
a slow, simmering film with intense characters and a drama that demands patience and rewards with a rich drama about the American experience.
Derek Smith
Tiny Mix Tapes
August 4, 2015
The Immigrant functions quite impressively as a character piece (or pieces, as the film is as much about Bruno as Ewa), a condemnation of the subjugation of foreigners and as a uniquely beautiful period piece.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Sean Axmaker
Parallax View
April 25, 2015
One of the wonders of the film is how Gray reveals unexpected depths and dimensions of these characters throughout their journeys.
Sam Woolf
We Got This Covered
March 31, 2015
The Immigrant's handsome Blu-Ray transfer should be welcomed with open arms, even if there's little meat on the bone here for fans of special features.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
January 4, 2015
For what it is - a golden-toned melodrama about an innocent being tarnished and then redeemed in the Big City - The Immigrant is a lovely piece of work.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Top Critic
David Denby
New Yorker
September 22, 2014
The physical look of the movie is a revelation of a lost past.
Sarah Ward
FILMINK (Australia)
September 18, 2014
Unsurprisingly, Marion Cotillard is key as the recipient of the film's many misfortunes, displaying both tenacity and fragility to cultivate audience investment in Ewa's choices.
Tom Clift
Concrete Playground
September 15, 2014
The Immigrant is a bleak film, at times a little cold. But thanks to the magnificent work of Gray's cast, it's difficult to forget.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jake Wilson
Sydney Morning Herald
September 12, 2014
The film, too, changes shape as it goes along, beginning as something resembling social realism before developing into an old-fashioned "woman's picture."
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Craig Mathieson
The Sunday Age
September 12, 2014
What's difficult to encapsulate is the vivid emotion that underpins this story, or the depths suggested by the close-ups of the remarkable Cotillard that explain her complex state as well as recalling the golden era of 1930s Hollywood cinematography.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 12, 2014
A terrific, contained performance by Cotillard is the cherry in this classy period piece.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Margaret Pomeranz
At the Movies (Australia)
September 11, 2014
I think this is really a beautiful film.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
David Stratton
At the Movies (Australia)
September 11, 2014
Gray's beautiful, dark film is a reminder of the difficulties faced by immigrants in any place and at any time.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Lisa Nesselson
September 11, 2014
Just about everybody in The Immigrant may have misplaced their copy of the Declaration of Human Rights, but a perfectly sung operatic note needs no administrative documents to work its magic.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Mal Vincent
The Virginian-Pilot
July 23, 2014
Marion Cotillard is a tearful, too-lovely newcomer to a harsh America in the early 1920s.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Rob Humanick
The Berks-Mont News
July 21, 2014
As haunting, and haunted, as any of [James Gray's] prior achievements.
Clayton Davis
July 3, 2014
"The Immigrant" suffices as a theatrical experience, in the end, the appreciation for its visual and detailed nature are the only things that impress.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
July 1, 2014
The Immigrant isn't a lot fun, but it's touched with a kind of greatness we don't see very often.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Todd Jorgenson
June 30, 2014
... stylishly captures its setting, and its more general depiction of Ewa's haunting journey crosses not only geographical boundaries, but chronological and emotional ones, as well.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
June 20, 2014
Gray creates impeccable period detail here, recalling the graceful, masterly images from The Godfather Part II. He gets flawless performances from his actors, especially Cotillard, who is forced to keep so much inside.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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