The Visit

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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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  • The Visit is a pleasant surprise.

    Nov 10, 2015
  • It triumphantly reinvents the genre, in a way that allows Shyamalan to combine suspense with witty running commentary on the art of filmmaking itself.

    Sep 24, 2015 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    Sep 21, 2015 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    Sep 11, 2015 | Full Review…
  • Breaking news: M Night Shyamalan has made a film that's not rubbish.

    Sep 11, 2015 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    Sep 11, 2015 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

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A disturbing and creepy premise. It'll keep you watching until the very end!

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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

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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

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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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