The Immigrant Reviews

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December 14, 2019
A rich tapestried portrait of 1920's New York through the eye of a young Polish immigrant.
December 14, 2018
Beautifully realized and polished, The Immigrant is a raw period piece that reminds us all about the cost for welcoming a freshly brand chapter in the pursuit of nourishing one's stagnant livelihood.
August 22, 2018
There are love rivals vying for the same women. However is this enough to save the film? Not really as it's hard to connect with the two dimensional Ewa, although there are glimmers of strength but these don't really ever come to the surface.
December 3, 2017
When the movie ended, a woman approached; like me, she had seen it on her own and I think she felt compelled to debrief with someone. "Wasn't that the saddest thing?" she asked, shaking her head. "It was," I agreed. "It really was."
October 20, 2017
Technically there is nothing wrong with The Immigrant, but it never engages or even really touches the audience.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
September 12, 2014
A terrific, contained performance by Cotillard is the cherry in this classy period piece.
September 11, 2014
I think this is really a beautiful film.
September 11, 2014
Gray's beautiful, dark film is a reminder of the difficulties faced by immigrants in any place and at any time.
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.
August 3, 2014
As terrific as Cotillard is, Gray's coldly cerebral style keeps Ewa's plight at too far a remove.
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