A friendly man (Bobby Cannavale) and a tormented woman (Patricia Clarkson) try to befriend an anti-social dwarf (Peter Dinklage) who inherited a train depot.
" For 88 all-too-brief minutes, we get to hang out with very companionable people, eavesdrop on their small talk and come to know them intimately, perhaps more intimately than we can get to know our own family members. "
" 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. "
" The Station Agent never leaves its sleepy patch of New Jersey. But when it's over, you know you've been somewhere. "
" The powerfully understated charmer, The Station Agent, is nothing more - and nothing less -- than the quiet study of a gently unfurling friendship between three misfits. "
" Dinklage's face and demeanor, his sense of solitude, ballasts some of the film's loonier episodes. There's always something on his mind, and you're always wondering what it is. "
" As touching and original a movie as you're likely to see this year. "
" There's a lot to discover in The Station Agent. New faces, terrific acting, gentle directing and more than a few geeky train facts. "
" Despite its humble nature, the film is downright uplifting without being vulgar, flashy or embarrassing. "
" A slower-moving but powerfully absorbing drama. "
" The best advice to filmgoers who appreciate smart, mature, humanist movies is, simply, Go. "
" [A] blessedly serene comedy. "
" While many movies reintroduce us to the same old types, The Station Agent is an original -- you've never seen these people on screen before, and it's a pleasure to make their acquaintance. "
" Mr. Dinklage projects both size and intelligence in the fascinating reticence of his face. "
" It's a gem to savor. "
" A small, smart movie that goes a long way toward making a lasting and tender impression. "
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