Visit, The

Featured In Issue 205, March 2016

WSR Score2.5
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Disturbing thematic material including terror, violence and some nudity, and for brief language.
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A family visit takes a terrifying turn when two siblings learn who Grandma (Dunagan) and Grandpa (McRobbie) really are in The Visit. When Becca (DeJonge) and Tyler (Oxenbould) are sent to their grandparents' secluded Pennsylvania farmhouse for a week-long stay, they quickly discover something is not right with the elderly couple. Faced with strange rules and increasingly frightening behavior, the children soon realize it will take all their wits to make it home alive. (Gary Reber)

Special features include a making-of featurette (HD 09:56), an alternate ending (HD 02:25), eight deleted scenes (HD 08:34), Becca's Photos, upfront previews, and an UltraViolet digital copy.

The 1.85:1 1080p AVC picture was photographed digitally with the Canon EOS C300 camera. It is a documentary style that is undistinguished, though, color fidelity is decent. Still, there is nothing disguised about the imagery. Perhaps some viewers will find this engaging, but for an M. Night Shyamalan project, it is uneventful. (Gary Reber)

The DTS-HD Maser Audio™ 5.1-channel soundtrack is fundamentally a monaural presentation that is dialogue focused, though, at the end there is a thunder storm that is about the only surround and dynamic presence in the entire soundtrack. There is nothing to distinguish this soundtrack. (Gary Reber)