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The Immigrant Reviews

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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.
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
April 25, 2015
One of the wonders of the film is how Gray reveals unexpected depths and dimensions of these characters throughout their journeys.
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
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
September 22, 2014
The physical look of the movie is a revelation of a lost past.
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.
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
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
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
September 11, 2014
I think this is really a beautiful film.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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
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
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
July 21, 2014
As haunting, and haunted, as any of [James Gray's] prior achievements.
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
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
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.
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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