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Generally favorable reviews- based on 35 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 35
  2. Negative: 6 out of 35

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  1. Jun 1, 2014
    A plodding, directionless period piece melodrama whose meandering script and largely one-dimensional characters are unable to elevate this film to the loftiness to which it aspires. Regrettably, its exquisite cinematography and fine production values aren't enough to salvage this otherwise-mediocre offering.
  2. May 26, 2014
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. This movie was incredibly disappointing. The characters are static and the main character is completely abused for no reason. Literally, the horrible things that happen to her don't even move the plot along. The whole story seems to have no point in my opinion. Expand
  3. Jun 1, 2014
    The less said about this contrived mess of a movie the better. False in every way, from its overly sepia tones to its forced dialogue, stilted performances and plot points so absurd you will actually laugh out load, THE IMMIGRANT is made bearable by the amazing Marion Cotillard who can simply do no wrong. Her performance is complex and oh so subtle. Thank you Marion for saving THE IMMIGRANT.
  4. Aug 12, 2014
    Marion Cotillard gives another charming performance in this period drama, but her heartbreaking acting cannot save the film from being overpowered by mediocrity and clumsiness. The story that it attempts to tell is somewhat realistic, but everything feels like a soap-opera that struggles to manipulate its viewers and present itself as quality. Actually, it is decently directed and acted, but the result is disappointing due to missing character development and a blindness to New York's lifestyle and culture in the 20's. It merely uses an intriguing background to upgrade a cheesy melodrama to an artsy one, but does not succeed. It is, overall, an awkward and misfired attempt to recreate the style of 20th century classic dramas, that clearly targets an audience who wants more of a film than simple entertainment but profoundly disappoints it. Expand

Generally favorable reviews - based on 34 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 34
  2. Negative: 0 out of 34
  1. Reviewed by: Geoff Pevere
    Jun 5, 2014
    Visually evokes Coppola’s "Godfather Part II" and Leone’s "Once Upon a Time in America," but in its utterly irony-free melodramatic sincerity also suggests a silent-era woman’s picture à la D.W. Griffith, King Vidor or G.W. Pabst.
  2. Reviewed by: Kimberley Jones
    May 28, 2014
    The Immigrant is two hours long, but I stayed even longer in my seat, through the credits, still in thrall to it all. The title is singular, but the scope is not so easily quantifiable.
  3. Reviewed by: G. Allen Johnson
    May 26, 2014
    An astonishingly beautiful, irresistibly grim movie.