100

San Francisco Chronicle

As touching and original a movie as you're likely to see this year.
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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.
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88

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
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.
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88

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
It's the old cliche, but (like most cliches) it's true: It's impossible to imagine this picture without this actor.
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
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.
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83

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
That his (writer-director Tom McCarthy) strange, often funny film is so well-disciplined and deadpan refreshing is an achievement.
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80

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
A droll and affecting debut feature by Tom McCarthy.
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75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
The three actors could not be better. Huge feelings are packed into this small, fragile movie. It's something special.
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75

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Mercifully, The Station Agent is not about how these misfits heal one another -- they're not that miserable, for one thing. It's about the unlikely ways proximity, need, and coincidence create friendships.
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75

USA Today

By Mike Clark
The movie, which ends on an unexpected note of wistful humor, also gleans gentle and non-derisive chuckles out of Fin's physical state.
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81 out of 100
Universal acclaim
Metascore® based on all critic reviews. Scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.