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81
Based on 36 Reviews
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  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    The three actors could not be better. Huge feelings are packed into this small, fragile movie. It's something special. show more

  • 100
    San Francisco Chronicle

    As touching and original a movie as you're likely to see this year. show more

  • 75
    Mike Clark USA Today

    The movie, which ends on an unexpected note of wistful humor, also gleans gentle and non-derisive chuckles out of Fin's physical state. show more

  • 80
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    A droll and affecting debut feature by Tom McCarthy. show more

  • 88
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    It's the old cliche, but (like most cliches) it's true: It's impossible to imagine this picture without this actor. show more

  • 88
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    Everyone involved can claim credit, but it's Dinklage, in an understated, outstanding performance, who turns this unlikely tale into art that will strike a chord with any open-minded audience. show more

  • 90
    The Hollywood Reporter

    Wonderfully understated, Station Agent is a masterful film and a bracing movie experience. Its power is in large part because of the performers, most prominently Dinklage as the solitary dwarf. show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Yes, this is a comedy, but it's also sad, and finally it's simply a story about trying to figure out what you love to do and then trying to figure out how to do it. show more

  • 88
    Megan Lehmann New York Post

    [McCarthy] marries beautifully spare compositions with comically abbreviated dialogue to craft something magnificent from a vaguely precious premise that could easily be the foundation for a parody. show more

  • 88
    Michael Sragow Baltimore Sun

    The Station Agent has craft and pace and that far rarer quality, fellow-feeling. show more

  • April 14, 2014 p58jackson
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    A good movie worth watching. Not a Comedy! Interesting, unique and well done. Definitely a little on the different side.

  • December 24, 2012 Sir Jack Evans
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    One of the best,and thought provoking films I have seen in a very long time. The acting is superb and the thematic message of this perfectly paced film becomes clearer as the viewer reflects on the film for a long time after viewing. It difp[lays perfectly the \"social\" problems the \"little people\" face in trying to lead a normal life. It really should be viewed at least twice in order to capture the subtle social message of a well constructed plot.

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