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2013 2.3/5 R SuperHD 117 minutes

A Polish immigrant in New York who must provide for her ill sister soon falls under the thumb of a charming thug who forces her into prostitution.

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Marion Cotillard, Joaquin Phoenix, Jeremy Renner, Dagmara Dominczyk, Elena Solovey, Angela Sarafyan, Antoni Corone, Ilia Volok, Dylan Hartigan, Jicky Schnee, Maja Wampuszyc Directed by James Gray

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Languages: English, Spanish

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Rotten Tomatoes® Scores
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The film is an achievement. Its complex reckoning of moral decency deserves a bigger audience.

Wesley Morris, Grantland, 2014-06-11

 

Gray's movie is an almost flawlessly articulated example of the kind of thing we like to say they just don't make any more: serious, adult, character-driven and impassioned.

Geoff Pevere, Globe and Mail, 2014-06-06

 

At times, Khondji's golden portraiture can make the characters seem encased in amber. But there's a tremendous payoff for the patient.

Peter Howell, Toronto Star, 2014-06-05

 

An astonishingly beautiful, irresistibly grim movie ...

G. Allen Johnson, San Francisco Chronicle, 2014-05-29

 

This is Gray's most mature work, and the picture raises Cotillard to a select pantheon.

David Thomson, The New Republic, 2014-05-28

 

It's a little freaky to watch Phoenix go at it, a smooth-talking beguiler who suddenly turns stumblebum. But there's nothing freakish about Cotillard.

Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer, 2014-05-23

 

It's the stuff of melodrama, elevated by Gray's sure hand and made more by Phoenix and Cotillard, lovers and haters and something beyond.

Tom Long, Detroit News, 2014-05-23

 

"The Immigrant" is one of those rare, strikingly beautiful film experiences that transport you to another world.

Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune, 2014-05-22

 

Steeped in period atmosphere, "The Immigrant" tells the story of one woman's struggle, and it is a struggle indeed, to find her way in a new country.

Bill Goodykoontz, Arizona Republic, 2014-05-22

 

Gray, despite the rough edges, manages to meld decades of melodrama into a film that is at once simple and complex, morally black-and-white and psychologically ambiguous.

Peter Keough, Boston Globe, 2014-05-22

 

Gray directs this handsome and evocative film with emotional restraint, making its archetypal title character a living individual whose moral journey is never simple.

John DeFore, Washington Post, 2014-05-22

 

Its portrait of early 20th-century New York, a melting pot on a relentless simmer, feels wrenchingly real.

Rafer Guzman, Newsday, 2014-05-22

 

Beautifully shot (by Darius Khondji), designed, and performed, this may well be Gray's masterpiece.

Ben Sachs, Chicago Reader, 2014-05-22

 

From the Caruso serenade for the new arrivals at Ellis Island to the discordant reality on the other side of the golden door, "The Immigrant" has a ringing message: Succeeding in America is a dream act.

Joe Williams, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 2014-05-22

 

The Immigrant is the fourth collaboration between Gray and Phoenix, and it's their most fruitful to date.

Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald, 2014-05-22

 

From Ellis Island to Central Park to middle-class Brooklyn to the crowded streets of the Lower East Side, Gray delivers a gritty, muted portrait of Roaring '20s New York, photographed in monochrome tones by master cinematographer Darius Khondji.

Andrew O'Hehir, Salon.com, 2014-05-22

 

The movie earns its dissonances. It's richer than anything onscreen right now.

David Edelstein, New York Magazine/Vulture, 2014-05-19

 

Gray and his cinematographer Darius Khondji and production designer Happy Massee have done a magnificent job of re-creating this Lower East Side melting pot -- the best I've seen since the De Niro flashbacks in The Godfather II.

Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor, 2014-05-16

 

Call it a novelistic film, if you must. But know that it is a cinematic film, too. And above all - a James Gray one.

Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger, 2014-05-16

 

I can't think of another actor today who could vitalize the character of a virtuous, wronged woman as vividly and unsentimentally as Marion Cotillard does in The Immigrant.

Michael Sragow, Orange County Register, 2014-05-15