• Released
  • December 25, 2005
  • NR , 1 hr 24 min
  • Drama
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The Intruder (2005) Synopsis
A man seeks his abandoned son for a heart transplant.
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Seattle Post-Intelligencer

By Sean Axmaker
The texture and intensity of the odyssey makes it spellbinding.
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L.A. Weekly

By Scott Foundas
For Denis’ film - which may be her most intricately constructed and intensely beautiful to date - is one that transcends words and stories,...
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Enigmatic as it is, The Intruder dares us to see movies as visual marvels tethered to humanity.
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Village Voice

By Dennis Lim
The Intruder, is a decisive breakthrough--her (Claire Denis) most poetic and primal film to date, as thrilling as it is initially baffling.
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Los Angeles Times

By Kevin Thomas
Never has Denis demanded so much from audiences as with this shimmering enigma, at once intimate and epic, but it's worth the effort and...
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TV Guide

By Ken Fox
The film is surprisingly satisfying and meaningful.
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San Francisco Chronicle

One of the most visually sumptuous movies you will see this year.
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
The title might as well refer to the viewer who tags along on Louis' often-silent journey from solitude to some tentative form of family....
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New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
So, should you see The Intruder? Yes -- but only if you're willing to ignore bothersome concerns about narrative and let the poetic images...
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Ray Bennett
Surrealism is one thing, but The Intruder appears so ill defined and random that it ends up looking simply inept.
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Rated NR