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Film Review: The Visit (USA, 2015)

M. Night Shyamalan has copped a lot of criticism in the previous years, some of it warranted, but most of it an overreaction to his missteps. Granted, The Last Airbender, After Earth, and Lady in the Water were particularly bad movies, right alongside the laughable The Happening which was even trashed by it’s lead actor at one point. Though it’s hard to fault Shyamalan’s sense and feel for an effective atmosphere, one which wraps tightly around the context of the film and keeps it from Razzies territory no matter how bad the inevitable twist is. The Director’s latest outing, The Visit, continues that knack for atmosphere, with a thick tension in the air at just the right times. The the most part, it’s a return to form for Shyamalan, and one which fits much comfortably in his good pile (along with The Sixth Sense, Unbreakable, and Signs), rather than his bad. ... Continue Reading