The Visit

The Visit

The Visit

M. Night Shyamalan (The Sixth Sense) found-footage horror. A young brother and sister stay with their grandparents, only for things to turn horrific when Grandma demonstrates increasingly disturbing behaviour. Co-stars Kathryn Hahn (Tomorrowland) as the kids’ mother.

2015Rating: M, Mature themes, violence and coarse language94 minsUSA
HorrorThriller
Director:
M. Night Shyamalan ('After Earth', 'The Sixth Sense', 'Signs', 'Unbreakable')
Writer:
M. Night Shyamalan
Cast:
Olivia DeJongeEd OxenbouldPeter McRobbieKathryn HahnDeanna Dunagan

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Reviews & comments

A tad cheesy but still a good film.

I actually liked it. A fresh take on the found-footage genre and a change from the cliché horror films we're getting nowadays. Feels like everyone is just hating on it because of who directed it, and I happen to really like M. Night Shyamalan.

3.0
Variety

Variety

press

M. Night Shyamalan returns to thriller filmmaking in the style of low-budget impresario Jason Blum with mixed results.

Time Out

Time Out

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A bizarre, conflicted mess, horrifying when it’s trying to be funny, oddly appealing when it turns the screws.

2.0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Shyamalan has a fine eye and a nice, natural way with actors, and he has a talent for gently rap-rap-rapping on your nerves.

The Guardian

The Guardian

press

This tardy rehash of fairytale tropes finds sometime genre innovator M Night Shyamalan clinging in abject desperation to the found-footage movement’s careworn coattails.

1.0
Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

No spoilers, except to say that cheap thrills can still be a blast.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Well cast and strong on setting. But the dull thudding that resounds isn’t part of its effective aural design...

FilmInk

FilmInk

press

An utterly enjoyable and oddly affecting experience that's not only Shyamalan's best film in years but also a cracking thriller in its own right.

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Shyamalan finds freshness in familiar horror tropes. After some big budget misfires, it's great to see him go back to his smaller, scarier roots.

3.0
Variety

Variety

press

M. Night Shyamalan returns to thriller filmmaking in the style of low-budget impresario Jason Blum with mixed results.

Time Out

Time Out

press

A bizarre, conflicted mess, horrifying when it’s trying to be funny, oddly appealing when it turns the screws.

2.0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Shyamalan has a fine eye and a nice, natural way with actors, and he has a talent for gently rap-rap-rapping on your nerves.

The Guardian

The Guardian

press

This tardy rehash of fairytale tropes finds sometime genre innovator M Night Shyamalan clinging in abject desperation to the found-footage movement’s careworn coattails.

1.0
Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

No spoilers, except to say that cheap thrills can still be a blast.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Well cast and strong on setting. But the dull thudding that resounds isn’t part of its effective aural design...

FilmInk

FilmInk

press

An utterly enjoyable and oddly affecting experience that's not only Shyamalan's best film in years but also a cracking thriller in its own right.

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Shyamalan finds freshness in familiar horror tropes. After some big budget misfires, it's great to see him go back to his smaller, scarier roots.

3.0

A tad cheesy but still a good film.

I actually liked it. A fresh take on the found-footage genre and a change from the cliché horror films we're getting nowadays. Feels like everyone is just hating on it because of who directed it, and I happen to really like M. Night Shyamalan.

3.0