The Visit

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The Visit

M Night Shyamalan (2015)

93min
15 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
There's odd, there's very odd and then there's The Visit, which neatly subverts the notion that, in films anyway, grandparents are always nice, kindly folk. No, they're not. Two kids (Olivia DeJonge and Ed Oxenbould) are sent by their mother (Kathryn Hahn) to spend quality time with her estranged parents. By day, Nana (Deanna Dunagan) and Pop Pop (Peter McRobbie) are nice as pie. But come nightfall, things get very, very weird indeed. Writer/director M Night Shyamalan has had his ups (The Sixth Sense) and his downs (The Last Airbender) and this sits somewhere mid-spectrum. The self-filmed style, though impeccably done, has become horribly old hat since The Blair Witch Project. A contrived and cockamamy "explanation" could have been cut, as could some oddly random rap from Oxenbould's wannabe hip-hop artist. But there is some genuinely scary stuff, too, and if you're a lover of the weird, it's a must-see.

Summary

Two children are sent by their parents to spend a week at their grandparents' remote farm. They are confused by the old couple's strange house rules, but as they investigate, they discover something disturbing is going on - and that they may not be returning home alive. Horror, starring Olivia DeJonge and Ed Oxenbould.

Cast & Crew

Nana Deanna Dunagan
Pop Pop Peter McRobbie
Mom Kathryn Hahn
Tyler Ed Oxenbould
Becca Olivia DeJonge
Stacey Celia Keenan-Bolger
Dr Sam Patch Darragh
Director M Night Shyamalan
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: UniversalAvailable on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 11 Sep 2015
Drama