The Station Agent Reviews

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August 30, 2019
In a rare case of cinematic synchronicity, we get to know them at exactly the same speed as they get to know each other.
April 10, 2018
The Station Agent is little more than a three-character, metaphorically burdened off-Broadway play, but Peter Dinklage's understated performance gives it a bit of substance.
December 18, 2017
Dinklage is a star, for sure, but the film is hypnotic because of its unusually certain and constantly delicate tone.
June 16, 2016
For the first time in his career, Dinklage was allowed to play someone with dimension, passion, and an identity beyond his physical attributes, and he makes the most of it.
July 21, 2011
There isn't a character, location or situation in The Station Agent that could exist anywhere other than in a screenplay.
December 29, 2010
A quiet joy with breathtaking performances.
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.
September 3, 2010
a charmingly simple character study
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.
April 29, 2009
Great acting, great script and competent directing fuel a truly good work of art not to be missed.
August 7, 2008
November 1, 2007
What saves the movie, and gives it what emotional reality it has, is the acting. A lot of the good will this movie has generated is due to Dinklage, who single-handedly overturns decades of screen stereotypes.
July 14, 2007
December 6, 2005
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
May 4, 2005
A pleasurably quaint tale.
March 5, 2005
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.
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.
May 14, 2004
It's The Station Agent's meditation on the smaller things in life that make it such a big deal.
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