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Visitors Reviews

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Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
February 2, 2015
This is a slow moving film, but it does have a few abrupt cuts. There are some striking images in this film. This is mainly for contemplative people who have patience, and for fans of Godfrey Reggio's films.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Dustin Putman
TheFilmFile.com
June 9, 2014
Entrancing, reminding of a thought-provoking media art exhibit exemplifying the antithesis of Hollywood moviemaking.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jon Lyus
HeyUGuys
April 10, 2014
Visitors will work for some but fall short for many, it is an experiment in filmmaking that attempts something new but ultimately fails.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Ray Pride
Newcity
April 4, 2014
Staring at "Visitors," not only do many things seem unusual, many more seem familiar, paralleled by other artists.
Charlotte O'Sullivan
London Evening Standard
April 4, 2014
The score, by Philip Glass, adds to the off-kilter mood and the faces of a serene gorilla, and a moody child in a playground, prove especially absorbing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
April 4, 2014
A weirdly beautiful film, eerie in its complicated simplicity, and open to seven billion interpretations, all of them valid.
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
April 3, 2014
A graceful, dreamlike experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Thirza Wakefield
Little White Lies
April 3, 2014
The director of the seminal time-lapse aria, Koyaanisqatsi, slows things down for his scintillating and otherworldly latest.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Trevor Johnston
Time Out
April 1, 2014
With only 74 slowly unfolding shots, it's closer to gallery installation than conventional cinema, but for audiences open to the experience, it's inexplicably compelling.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Simon Crook
Empire Magazine
March 31, 2014
Strange and surreal but with moments of real beauty.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
March 14, 2014
Begs us to stop for a few minutes to soak up the meaning underneath the surface.
James Verniere
Boston Herald
March 14, 2014
Amazing visuals, as you would expect from QATSI auteur Reggio.
Full Review | Original Score: B plus
Top Critic
Bill Stamets
Chicago Sun-Times
March 13, 2014
Non-narrative films can be opaque in deep ways. Visitors slips into pseudo-profundity. That said, I'd see it again.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Marty Mapes
Movie Habit
March 7, 2014
An engaging experiment for the first hour
Robert Denerstein
Movie Habit
March 7, 2014
Make of Reggio's arty documentary what you will
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
March 7, 2014
There's no plot or characters, but it's one intriguing image after another.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Brian Orndorf
Blu-ray.com
March 5, 2014
Challenging work but also soothing and richly exploratory, acting as a continuation of Reggio's filmmaking interests with a newfound sense of digital liberation.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
February 27, 2014
"Visitors" restores a sense of monumentality to a medium that has seemed so diminished by recent technological and commercial imperatives ...
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Christopher Long
Movie Metropolis
February 27, 2014
Whatever Visitors lacks in philosophical heft it more than compensates for in sheer sensual, textual pleasure. It's good to have Mr. Reggio back.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
February 21, 2014
Godfrey Reggio's Visitors is as much a Zen experience as it is a movie, although as the latter it can be quite astonishing, too - cinema that envelops and enthralls.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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