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Metascore

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100
As touching and original a movie as you're likely to see this year.
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.
88
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.
88
Philadelphia Inquirer
It's the old cliche, but (like most cliches) it's true: It's impossible to imagine this picture without this actor.
88
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.
88
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.
88
The Station Agent has craft and pace and that far rarer quality, fellow-feeling.
83
Entertainment Weekly
That his (writer-director Tom McCarthy) strange, often funny film is so well-disciplined and deadpan refreshing is an achievement.
80
Wall Street Journal
A droll and affecting debut feature by Tom McCarthy.
75
The three actors could not be better. Huge feelings are packed into this small, fragile movie. It's something special.
75
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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