User Score
8.6

Universal acclaim- based on 73 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 68 out of 73
  2. Negative: 4 out of 73
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  1. [Anonymous]
    Feb 26, 2004
    2
    BORING! I swear, if i saw one more scene with him walking down the train tracks...
  2. DenisG.
    Sep 27, 2005
    0
    Ending not abrupt enough. Ten minutes was too much of this drivel abt implausible characters going nowhere slowly.
  3. jd
    Oct 19, 2007
    1
    Yet another movie whose success depends on flattering the viewer that he's somehow more intelligent and sensitive than most of the bozos on screen -- which isn't terribly hard for the writer to do, since he's written all the parts. Add to that the usual dose of post-ironic quirk, and the ludicrous notion that the lonely offer each other comfort (if that were true, why would Yet another movie whose success depends on flattering the viewer that he's somehow more intelligent and sensitive than most of the bozos on screen -- which isn't terribly hard for the writer to do, since he's written all the parts. Add to that the usual dose of post-ironic quirk, and the ludicrous notion that the lonely offer each other comfort (if that were true, why would anyone be lonely?) and we've got a Sundance award-winner. What would happen if actual artists started working in this medium? Expand
  4. May 29, 2012
    1
    If he wanted to be left alone - in his boring world. Then why should the viewer be interested? I must say that this is the most boring movie I have ever had to sit through. Who cares about this character and why do I want to know more about him if his world is so small that he only wants to watch trains go by. The acting was bad, the plot non-existent. Total Crap !
Metascore
81

Universal acclaim - based on 36 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 35 out of 36
  2. Negative: 0 out of 36
  1. 80
    Tom McCarthy’s film is never more than small, and that’s how it should be. It is about treasuring life -– sometimes even cheating death -– and it manages to warm hearts in its own uncompromising way, rarely cheating and never belittling.
  2. Reviewed by: Duane Byrge
    90
    Wonderfully understated, Station Agent is a masterful film and a bracing movie experience. Its power is in large part because of the performers, most prominently Dinklage as the solitary dwarf.
  3. 75
    The three actors could not be better. Huge feelings are packed into this small, fragile movie. It's something special.