While I cannot exactly say I am a fan or a specialist in the moviemaking career of Mister Shyamalan, for me, this is certainly the best Shyamalan movie that I have seen so far. It’s good. It’s authentic. Despite being shot in the now tired and overused found footage style, you get a realistic presence and a true to life cinematic feel. The movie is filled with funny as well as scary scenes, being great and very well dosed the balance in between them. You get a real sense of strategy, reality, fear and commitment to ordinary life itself. True and very scary fearful moments. Tension, horror, desperation and expectation. Yes, this movie has it all, in a very thin, subtle, disguised manner. If you are a fan of genuine horror films, you have to see The Visit. If you do yourself the favor of ignoring completely the found footage style – that, forgive me for the heresy, but I have to say, Shyamalan handled very skillfully, decently complying with the standards, while at the same time, reinventing the limitations of the genre – you will have a very good horror piece. This movie is worth watching it! And by the time you’re reading this review, I’ve already seen the movie a second time!
Well, finally, The Visit turns out to be a very, very good movie! I think I never became so happy because of a movie before. A little more thriller than actual horror, The Visit is a groundbreaking genre twisting tension picture, that proves why Shyamalan hurts so badly “movie experts” and “movie critics” all the way through. He knows what he’s doing! He’s good at it! Well, what can I say? At least, it fits very well my personal taste! And certainly, if you like a very good, pretty functional, perfectly directed found footage mystery thriller film, The Visit is a safe choice. You will have the most wonderful time seeing it!