The Visit

Lists: Horror

Brief Synopsis: "The terrifying story of a brother and sister who are sent to their grandparents' remote Pennsylvania farm for a weeklong trip. Once the children discover that the elderly couple is involved in something deeply disturbing, they see their chances of getting back home are growing smaller every day."

Overall Ranking: 1249 (Rank from 2015: # 57)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 20%
Regular 60%
Half-Popped 20%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Reviewer Rating Review Secondary Ratings
Movie Waffler Eric Hillis90(full review)
Bryan Lienesch90 - From the director branded by his famous plot twists and showing us things that aren't what they really seem, how's this for a twist? An underdog film from a household name director that's been in a slump recently that is genuinely unsettling yet riveting, creepy yet human, and terrifying yet sincere.
Comedy: 4
Sex Appeal: 1
Scary: 6
Rewatch: 7
Dave Examines Movies82(full review)
Gorgon Reviews80(full review)
Minnesota Man80 - Worth your time and the spike in your blood pressure.
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Le Anne of Tinsel And Tine80 - Shyamalan manages to encompasses EVERY GENRE in this movie. Every one. And I think he does it brilliantly! Had I gone in to this expecting a straight horror, or thriller, I may have been disappointed. Somehow he mixes, horror, thriller, fairy tale, romantic comedy, dark comedy, family film, sci-fi, first person docu-style, mystery, drama, and even a little bit of action by some great local stunt actors.
(full review)
Comedy: 4
Scary: 4
Rewatch: 6
Sober Film Critic James Brown70 - Reminiscent of older horror films half a century ago stylistically while simultaneously embracing the current undying trend of the mockumentary scary movie, Shyamalan's The Visit blends the better elements of the horror genres of the present and yesteryear to make a rather potent thriller.
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Dan O'Neill65(full review)
David Baruffi61(full review)
Fast Film Reviews Mark Hobin43(full review)

People Involved

  • Kathryn Hahn ()
  • Ed Oxenbould ()
  • Benjamin Kanes ()
  • Erica Lynne Marszalek ()
  • Peter McRobbie ()
  • Olivia DeJonge ()
  • Dave Jia (Cruise Passenger)
  • Deanna Dunagan ()
  • John Buscemi (Police officer)
  • Jon Douglas Rainey (Police Officer)
  • Sajida De Leon (Cruise Passenger)
  • Shelby Lackman (J. Smith)
  • Brian Gildea (Police Officer)
  • Shawn Gonzalez (Train Passenger)
  • Richard Barlow (Police Officer)
  • M. Night Shyamalan (Director)