The Station Agent Synopsis
Friendly man and a tormented woman try to befriend an anti-social dwarf who inherited a train depot.
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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

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Wonderfully understated, Station Agent is a masterful film and a bracing movie experience. Its power is in large part because of the...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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Heartfelt

By uleij
Simple movie about people and prejudice. People are always afraid to take the leap on love and friendship because once you do, you can never go back. Actors were wonderful. Ending disappointing....

Many missed opportunities, but a sweet, beautiful story.

By Dominic LeRose
If you think your life was tough, meet Fin. Fin is a dwarf who is tormented by many people, mostly kids, due to his size. When Fin's only friend suddenly dies, he moves out to an abandoned train...

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Rated R | For Language and Some Drug Content
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 16+ A quiet joy with breathtaking performances.
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