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January 5, 2017
Great actors in this unique film. I recall this movie coming out a few years back, but didn't think I'd get into it. Well, I gave it a shot and it was actually pretty good. Great story.
½ December 11, 2016
A wonderful film about the tough life of immigrants and different dimensions of love. Excellent performance from Joaquin Phoenix and Marion Cotillard.
November 2, 2016
Great acting Phoenix played a great villan. Worth watching.
½ September 5, 2016
The Immigrant features some rich cinematography and stellar acting despite having a tame story.
½ August 29, 2016
Must-see film. Actress Marion Cotillard is mesmerizing. "The Immigrant" is worth your time. I strongly recommend this masterpiece.
½ August 14, 2016
Awful! I have no idea how this is classified as a romance nor do I understand how a cast this great could make such a terrible. Don't waste your time!
June 21, 2016
The Immigrant is an American drama directed by James Gray, born in New York City but with a Russian Jewish descent. His grandparents were Russian immigrants who came to the United States in 1923 and The Immigrant is based on their recollections. He described it as his most personal and autobiographical movie by now.

The movie is not some achievement which will force the tears in your eyes or touch your heart, but the second half of the movie, especially the ending scene are surprisingly good. "There is nothing more powerful than the final shot, which provides an unforgettable visual image that can be achieved only by the talent and skill of the man who is behind the camera." He is Darius Khondji, an Iranian-French cinematographer known for his work on: Se7en, Evita, The Beach, Panic Room, My Blueberry Nights, Midnight in Paris, Amour, Irrational Man, etc.

It is worth seeing.
June 21, 2016
The Immigrant is an American drama directed by James Gray, born in New York City but with a Russian Jewish descent. His grandparents were Russian immigrants who came to the United States in 1923 and The Immigrant is based on their recollections. He described it as his most personal and autobiographical movie by now.

The movie is not some achievement which will force the tears in your eyes or touch your heart, but the second half of the movie, especially the ending scene are surprisingly good. "There is nothing more powerful than the final shot, which provides an unforgettable visual image that can be achieved only by the talent and skill of the man who is behind the camera." He is Darius Khondji, an Iranian-French cinematographer known for his work on: Se7en, Evita, The Beach, Panic Room, My Blueberry Nights, Midnight in Paris, Amour, Irrational Man, etc.

It is worth seeing.
June 20, 2016
Hated it! It was visually boring all that sepia and yellow.
½ June 17, 2016
While dreary and not quite the sum of its parts, "The Immigrant" still has the beautiful imagery - and an excellent performance from Marion Cotillard - to land a solid hit in the period piece genre.
June 12, 2016
a good movie about two sisters who come to live in the united states from poland in the warly 1920's. while one sister , madga is kept in ellis island due to illness , her sister Ewa is forced to sell her boy and soul, define all odds for her to be abke to reunited with her sister and started the American dream.
April 27, 2016
This generic immigrant/victim saga raises legitimate issues of corruption and exploitation which persist to this day - but lacks any real depth. The dialogue is trite, the score maudlin, Marion Cotillard lacks the fire to be a survivor and Joaquin Phoenix convinces us of nothing (other than that he is one strange dude - and we already knew that).
½ April 20, 2016
The period of the story is beautifully depicted in this movie, it's almost worth watching just for that. However, the story and characters are also a big part of why this film is so good. It's not your typical epoch romantic film, has a lot more to it.
April 13, 2016
The movie is consistent with the unique style of James Gray. A film that feels timeless. Cotillard captures and emanates such a powerful will to survive while carrying the burden of such hopelessness. Joaquin Phoenix surprises no one with his mastered performance of a character riddled with self-conflict. But the true mark of this film isn't the setting or even the visuals but the progression. It stays true to the era that it represents and the prison that freedom can be.
½ April 6, 2016
Difficult situations leads to opportunity for abuses, more so if the honest gives the cold shoulder. A woman is led into prostitution life to avoid deportation, or is it a setup by authorities to add prostitutes? Morality takes a beating in this film but still ends up on top. Crossing one line too many makes some want to redeem themselves. Realistic and believable.
March 14, 2016
Great storytelling, great acting, and beautifully shot - a truly cinematic work.
½ February 7, 2016
Strange movie, hard to believe either of the male characters' motivations.
½ January 11, 2016
Cotillard's doing her best to carry an uninvolving melodrama with a familiar plot and underdeveloped characters.
December 29, 2015
Boring. Never even finished.
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