The Visit Reviews

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October 14, 2007
More important than the technical precision of the actors' turns is the rapport they all share--which ultimately lends this story of a family its authentic, immediate poignancy.
January 9, 2006
April 26, 2001
It couldn't possibly work without a transcendent central performance. Harper gives us that, and more.
April 20, 2001
It's hard not to give it bonus points for avoiding prison movie clichs and for taking a long, unblinking look at the complex dynamics of one American family.
April 20, 2001
A testament to the tenacity of the family, particularly the African American family.
April 20, 2001
A spare and moving study of regret and redemption, marked with chilling truths about a life behind bars.
April 20, 2001
Contains some effective performances, not least from Hill Harper as Alex, the hero.
April 20, 2001
Powerfully depicts the flowering of spiritual redemption within a young man who has every reason to give in to despair.
April 20, 2001
At its best when considering measures of masculinity and dread of not living up to them.
April 20, 2001
Harper ... turns in a powerful, nuanced performance and alone makes The Visit worth your time.
April 19, 2001
It backs up its earnest quality with a minimum of sentimentality and a cast-full of straightforward, moving performances.
April 16, 2001
Good acting abounds.
April 16, 2001
There are some good performances and the material speaks to some powerful issues.
April 9, 2001
The effect of watching people grapple with emotional difficulty and trying to communicate with one another proves riveting.
March 19, 2001
Exceptional performances from a well-worn cast transforms The Visit into a remarkable healing process, using the medicine of family and faith to heal a tortured soul.
February 1, 2001
The acting carries the scenes and Walker-Pearlman's dialogue and screenplay make for an auspicious debut
February 1, 2001
Walker-Pearlman makes a striking first entry into feature films.
February 1, 2001
The acting is magnificent across the board.
January 31, 2001
If you are open to a leisurely paced psychological drama which enters the mind of a very unhappy fellow, you might gain the same satisfactions as I.
December 15, 2000
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