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The Visit (2015)

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Critic Consensus: The Visit provides horror fans with a satisfying blend of thrills and laughs -- and also signals a welcome return to form for writer-director M. Night Shyamalan.

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The terrifying story of a brother and sister who are sent to their grandparents' remote Pennsylvania farm for a weeklong trip. Once the children discover that the elderly couple is involved in something deeply disturbing, they see their chances of getting back home are growing smaller every day.

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Cast

Steve Annan
as Man on the Street
Ocean James
as Young Becca
Seamus Moroney
as Young Tyler
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Critic Reviews for The Visit

All Critics (203) | Top Critics (36)

The Visit is a pleasant surprise.

Full Review… | November 10, 2015
BuzzFeed News
Top Critic

For all its intelligence and craft, M. Night Shyamalan's foray into the genre of found-footage horror has the feeling of homework done well.

Full Review… | September 21, 2015
New Yorker
Top Critic

It is with some surprise-and perhaps even a hint of disappointment-that I must report that The Visit is merely mediocre and not the breathtaking calamity that we've come to anticipate from its author.

Full Review… | September 11, 2015
The Atlantic
Top Critic

M. Night Shyamalan's latest film may well have been his last chance at redemption. Fortunately, he rises to the challenge and makes The Visit good, scary fun.

Full Review… | September 11, 2015
Toronto Star
Top Critic

It was fun watching this with a gasping and screaming audience. For horror-goers, the comparative competence must hit the spot. But there's nothing new here -- and what I sensed for 94 minutes was compromise.

Full Review… | September 11, 2015
Grantland
Top Critic

An unoriginal faux-doc horror picture that actually works like a demonic charm.

Full Review… | September 11, 2015
New York Magazine/Vulture
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Audience Reviews for The Visit

Extremely average. I was expecting better from this one. It's not bad or good. Just a standard horror with some mild scares and decent acting from the kids. The grandparents were a little hammy. There was some real missed opportunities in this one. The reveal in the end was creepy and I didn't guess it, but it could have been so much more than it was. I'm glad I didn't go and pay money at the cinema as I was considering. DVD at home was more than sufficient.

Nicki Marie
Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer

½

Like watching old people kiss this film works on the aesthetic that old people are intrinsically weird, that they make you uncomfortable. That premise gets old pretty fast.

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

½

Shyamalan's finest movie in over ten years (which isn't saying much actually) is this atmospheric low-budget found footage film that finds a nice balance between horror and comedy, growing uncomfortable and creepy as the story progresses until it gets incredibly nerve-wracking.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

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