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The Visit

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The Visit (2001)

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
107 minutes
Limited Release Date:
12/15/00
Wide Release Date:
04/20/01
performer:
Hill Harper, Obba Babatunde, Rae Dawn Chong, Marla Gibbs, Phylicia Rashad, Billy Dee Williams
director:
Jordan Walker-Pearlman
Producers:
DeWa Movies
distributor:
Shoreline Entertainment, Urbanworld Films
author:
68756
genre:
Drama

We gave it a B

You may feel like a bad person for not loving this earnest prison-redemption drama, based on a play by Kosmond Russell. Harper, as an AIDS-afflicted convict desperate to reconnect with his unforgiving family, is all edgy anger, and the jazz soundtrack is lovely, but the film’s stuttery quick cuts seem facile, and the message is laid on too thick.

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