The Band's Visit Reviews

November 18, 2011
April 13, 2008
The Band's Visit has pathos, but it is also very funny.
April 11, 2008
Like no fish-out-of-water film in recent memory, it leaves you with the hope that these fish will find their way back to water, and maybe learn to share that puddle before the desert dries it up entirely.
March 14, 2008
Kolirin has a fine sense of where to place the camera and when to cut between shots for maximum comic effect.
March 14, 2008
It's a small, profoundly satisfying movie that keeps echoing long after it's over.
March 7, 2008
A quiet, sympathetic film about the loneliness that surrounds us.
March 6, 2008
You can watch The Band's Visit for its political idealism, or you can watch it for entertainment value alone. In either case, it doesn't disappoint.
February 29, 2008
[Director] Kolirin wonderfully maintains an atmosphere of both humor and melancholy.
February 29, 2008
You expect The Band's Visit to be a sweet little snapshot, a delightful and endearing culture-clash movie -- funny and poignant and human. And it is all those things. What's surprising is how it manages to be just a bit more.
February 28, 2008
Sharply observed and agreeably acted, The Band's Visit doesn't soar to giddy heights, but it moves along and holds one's attention.