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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.”

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