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New The Visit movie got mixed reviews from top critics. Universal Pictures released their new horror flick, “The Visit,” into theaters today, September 11th, 2015, and all the reviews are in from the top movie critics. It turns out that the movie got some mixed reactions with an overall 53 score out of a possible 100 across 28 reviews at

The movie stars: Deanna Dunagan, Ed Oxenbould, Kathryn Hahn, Olivia DeJonge and Peter McRobbie. We’ve added blurbs from a couple of the critics, below.

Clark Collis from Entertainment Weekly, gave it an ok 75 score, saying: “This is the first Shyamalan movie in a long time that viewers may be tempted to re-visit just to see how he pulls off his magic trick.”

Sara Stewart at the New York Post, gave it a 75 grade, stating: “Like the film itself, it’s simple but well-executed enough.”

Manohla Dargis at The New York Times, gave it a 70 score, saying: “The director M. Night Shyamalan has a fine eye and a nice, natural way with actors, and he has a talent for gently rap-rap-rapping on your nerves.”

Brian Truitt over at USA Today, gave it a 63 score. He said: “The low-budget thriller deftly mixes horror-movie moments, pure strangeness and comedy like a family-friendly David Lynch effort as it takes audiences on one really oddball trip to grandma’s house.”

Michael O’Sullivan from the Washington Post, gave it a 63 score. He stated: “The cast of mostly unfamiliar actors also serves The Visit well. Shyamalan has a gift for eliciting strong performances, even when his material is lacking.”

Peter Travers from Rolling Stone, gave it a 63 grade. He stated: “No spoilers, except to say that cheap thrills can still be a blast. Not enough to make up for Shyamalan’s awful “After Earth,” but it’s a start.”

Peter Hall from the New York Daily News, gave it a 60 grade, saying: “It’s the fun kind of crazy. And The Visit is undeniably, admirably intense when it needs to be.”

James Rocchi at TheWrap, gave it a 40 score, stating: “Shyamalan has had some difficulties as a director of late, and it’s understandable to hope that by placing him back in the realm of lower budgets and more manageable expectations he could impress us yet again; that turns out not to be the case this time.”

Geoff Berkshire from Variety, gave it a 40 score. He said: “Shyamalan has long been criticized for serving up borderline (or downright) silly premises with a straight face and overtly pretentious atmosphere, but he basically abandons that approach here in favor of a looser, more playful dynamic between his fresh-faced leads.”

Richard Roeper at the Chicago Sun-Times, gave it a 38 score. He said: “It’s a dopey, only mildly chilling, uneasy mix of horror and dark comedy, scoring few points in either category.”

Michael Sragow from the Los Angeles Times, gave it a 30 grade. He stated: “Shyamalan’s script puts down reality shows, but this shocker works on the level of a game show, compelling audiences to yell out advice for Becca and Tyler as they steer through one trouble spot after another. This writer-director depends on hoary provocations.”

Lastly, Sheri Linden from The Hollywood Reporter, gave it a bad 30 grade, claiming: “M. Night Shyamalan’s latest is well cast and strong on setting. But the dull thudding that resounds isn’t part of its effective aural design; it’s the ungainly landing of nearly every shock and joke.” Stay tuned. Follow us on Facebook by Clicking Here. Follow us on Google Plus by Clicking Here. Follow us on Twitter by Clicking Here.

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