The Visit Reviews

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April 18, 2019
A thoroughly generic predictable horror movie.
October 26, 2017
Another year, another crashing disappointment from M Night Shyamalan, for whom the success of The Sixth Sense must be beginning to feel like it happened to somebody else.
May 25, 2016
[A] collection of jump scares [that lasts] until everyone arrives at [Shyamalan's] trademarked final twist (also called, in more recent times, the closing cringe).
April 17, 2016
It's a strange thing to watch a filmmaker try like hell to convince us that he's in on the joke that's become his career.
January 9, 2016
'Welcome to M Night Shyamaland! What's that? The new one? Well, there's creepy stuff, a Hansel and Gretel bit, grandma gets loony, the ride gets a bit Psycho with a kitchen knife and a basement, and...well, the last section's a bit rickety, really.'
November 10, 2015
M. Night Shyamalan's first foray into found-footage territory conjures up a few scares, but otherwise operates on autopilot.
October 14, 2015
An unfulfilled promise. [Full review in Spanish]
October 9, 2015
While it's great to see M. Night Shyamalan return to the twisty horror genre, his use of found-footage leaves the film feeling like a decent premise with nowhere to go.
October 8, 2015
However the movie goes on to explain these alternately alarming and comic phenomena, the kids spend some time trying to sort it out, and their process is simultaneously predictable and clumsy.
September 22, 2015
A strange brew of humour and creepiness that seems to be intended for the teen market. Shyamalan has said that he recommends the youngest viewer be fourteen or above; I recommend the eldest being seventeen or below.
September 22, 2015
Shyamalan keeps his head down and goes back to the essence of his craft with this horror thriller. [Full review in Spanish]
September 21, 2015
(Shyamalan) falls into a significant found-footage trap with "The Visit" - it's ultimately about itself and its technique.
September 21, 2015
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.
September 20, 2015
The nerve wracking film got under my skin without being entertaining.
September 17, 2015
If you don't guess the big twist in this story by 15 minutes into the film, you fell asleep at 10 minutes.
September 17, 2015
The very best thing about The Visit is that it's a brief one.
September 17, 2015
This one is contrived and obvious.
September 17, 2015
M. Night Shyamalan still can't make a good comeback, not even with a low budget and the themes he knows. [Full review in Spanish]
September 17, 2015
Any small hope you had on Shyamalan's redemption is obliterated in this horrible attempt of a movie. [Full review in Spanish]
September 17, 2015
Manages the considerable feat of being tasteless and a damp squib all at once. In short, it combines "Yuck" and "That's it?" in one sinking fit of dumbness.
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