The Immigrant is an American drama film directed by James Gray and it was published in 2013. It was nominated for the Palme d’Or at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. The movie is a about a Polish women (Marion Cotillard), who tries to immigrate with her sister Magda (Angela Sarafyan) in the USA via Ellis Island from post-Great War Poland in 1921. Arrived at Ellis Island she gets separated from her sister Magda and in trouble with the New Yorker pimp Bruno (Joaquin Phoenix).
The plot is thrilling and sophisticated at all. Some dialogues and scenes are too wordy in phases and they slow down the narrative time too strong. (7/10)
The costumes and special effects are very authentic for the early 30’s. The pictures of the past Ellis Island are remarkable (9/10).
The actor ensemble plays very well together. The performance of Marion Cotillard as the Polish Ewa Cybulska is awesome. Joaquin Phoenix as Bruno Weiss knows to play a greasy pimp and Jeremy Renner embodies Orlando the Magician in pure perfection (10/10).
Conclusion: If you are interested in historic drama, you have to watch this sophisticated movie (26/30)