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Reviews: The Immigrant (2014)

immigrantReviews for this film from our members:

  • Chris Barsanti @ Film Racket
    • Excerpt: …relentlessly, intoxicatingly melodramatic
  • Samuel Castro @ Ochoymedio.info [Spanish]
    • Excerpt: James Gray vuelve a su tema, la vida de los inmigrantes, haciéndole un homenaje a un cine que ya no se ve.
  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: The film’s last shot is full of irony, a naturally composed split screen of hope and despair. “The Immigrant” is like an antique photograph come to life with ghosts of the past.
  • Carlos del Río @ El rincón de Carlos del Río [Spanish]
    • Excerpt: Tan preciosa como aburrida.
  • Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies
    • Excerpt: The story is pure melodrama, but director James Gray approaches the material in such a subdued way that we might be fooled otherwise.
  • Marilyn Ferdinand @ Ferdy on Films
    • Excerpt: “Is it a sin to want to survive when I have done so many bad things?” This remark is at the heart of what this film seems to want to say.
  • Sarah Gopaul @ Digital Journal
    • Excerpt: In ‘The Immigrant,’ the American dream becomes a nightmare for a young Polish immigrant who is tricked by a fiendish man and forced into prostitution.
  • Susan Granger @ www.susangranger.com
    • Excerpt: Slow-paced and sinister, it’s a strangely unpredictable period piece that penetrates the soft underbelly illusion of the American experience.
  • Mark Hobin @ Fast Film Reviews
    • Excerpt: Marion Cotillard portrays such sincere yearning. If she is the heart of The Immigrant then Joaquin Phoenix is the soul.
  • Pat Mullen @ Cinemablographer
    • Excerpt: Marion Cotillard gives the standout performance of the year so far. ‘The Immigrant’ is the work of a master.
  • Frank Ochieng @ Sound on Sight
    • Excerpt: Beautifully realized and polished, The Immigrant is a raw period piece that reminds us all about the cost for welcoming a freshly brand chapter in the pursuit of nourishing one’s stagnant livelihood and trading it in for that big gamble–or ultimate payoff–that is known as the believed American dream.
  • [New – 10/9/14] | João Pinto @ Portal Cinema [Portuguese]
Updated: June 10, 2015 — 10:31 pm

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