Metascore
62

Generally favorable reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 20
  2. Negative: 2 out of 20
  1. Reviewed by: Ann Hornaday
    Feb 27, 2014
    100
    For those willing to join Reggio in his extended meditation, Visitors offers a sublime, even spiritual experience, as well as a bracing reminder of cinema’s power to create a transformative occasion.
  2. Reviewed by: Stephen Holden
    Jan 23, 2014
    90
    Time slows to a near-standstill as the film peers into humanity’s troubled soul, glimpsed through the individual faces, which sometimes appear to be studying us as intently as we are studying them.
User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Dec 7, 2014
    7
    OOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHH It's over at last! holy moly this is a languid slow-burning art house movie! I called it, mid-film that Philip Glass wasOOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHH It's over at last! holy moly this is a languid slow-burning art house movie! I called it, mid-film that Philip Glass was the composer. The score is so minimal it hurts, it feels claustrophobic, which I don't think was intended. The imagery is both beautiful to behold and stiflingly monochromatic. I was transfixed at some stretches, and bored to death at others. The attempt to tie an encompassing theme into this about how technology fixates us is so heavy-handed, yet also SO ambiguous. Nothing really comes together into a wholesome product. These images and their sometimes lack of cohesive details ultimately lead to more of an alienating effect than an arresting one. It's gosh-darn silly at points. I don't really know what to think. This movie was and wasn't a waste of my time. Does that make sense? Full Review »