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  • Summary: An intergalactic warrior battles alongside a cosmic Christ figure against a demonic 8-year-old girl and her pet hawk, as the fate of the universe hangs in the balance. [Drafthouse Films]
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  1. Reviewed by: David Ehrlich
    Mar 3, 2014
    The Visitor might be a hot mess, the byproduct of tailspinning egos and the best drugs movie money could buy in the late 70s, but it certainly isn’t an accident.
  2. Reviewed by: Bill Goodykoontz
    Jan 16, 2014
    It is fun, a hodgepodge of styles and technique and feathered hair that really evokes the late ’70s.
  3. Reviewed by: Alan Scherstuhl
    Mar 3, 2014
    The Visitor is a mess, but a revelatory one, both a ripe, bizarre thriller and a fascinating example of how filmmakers first responded to the interstellar millions stirred up by Spielberg and George Lucas: by thieving the good bits.
  4. Reviewed by: Peter Keough
    Mar 3, 2014
    The Visitor arrived at the height of a sci-fi and horror film revival, when “serious” directors... embraced genre conventions and made them their own. Paradise stole from them all. But unlike these directors, his ambition was coupled with delusional ineptitude.
  5. Reviewed by: Scott Tobias
    Mar 3, 2014
    The Visitor is like a puzzle jammed together by a 3-year-old, with the polyglot pieces forced into place whether they fit or not. In other words, it’s an essential curiosity.
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  1. Mar 15, 2015
    Once again I thank god for TCM! THE VISITOR is something special kind of like THE OMEN meets THE BIRDS meets THE EXORCIST directed byOnce again I thank god for TCM! THE VISITOR is something special kind of like THE OMEN meets THE BIRDS meets THE EXORCIST directed by Jodorowsky. Sound compelling? Well it is! The kind of film that truly does not get made anymore with a star studded cast of amazing and infamous people. Franco Nero opens the show as a kind of bizarre christ-like character with the most beautiful eyes and wacky blonde hair. Then you get John Huston, Mel Ferrer, a young Lance Hendrikson, Glenn Ford, Sam Peckinpah, and one truly good performance from Shelley Winters who seemed to make a lot of money making American inspired Italian flicks in the 70s. Sadly, THE VISITOR is a bit of a bore and doesn't have that one great moment that will keep you talking for days but it's still pretty darn super. Expand