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Visitor, The (2008) Movie Information

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1208

Avg. Rating:

2.92/4

# of Ratings:

83

Genres:

Drama, Comedy

Rating:

PG-13

Language:

English

Theater Date:

04/11/2008

DVD Release:

10/07/2008

Director:

Thomas McCarthy

Actors:

Amir Arison
Hiam Abbass
Oliver Bokelberg
Maggie Moore
Haaz Sleiman
Danai Jekesai Gurira

 

 

 

 

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Plot Outline:

A traveling professor arrives at the location of his conference only to find two people living in his apartment, after first being threatened, he allows them to stay. The two people appear to be immigrants and he vows to help them.

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mitchellyoung 12/23/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
3.5/4 

The Visitor is a quiet film that stirs a lot of emotions with very little. Richard Jenkins gives one of the best performances of his career - a subtle masterpiece of acting, in that he is playing a man who has essentially cut off his emotions. There isn't any neat Hollywood ending or sweeping soundtrack or contrived and witty dialogue...just real people living and interacting in real and believable ways, and it works powerfully.

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dukeakasmudge 10/03/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
3/4 

A must see!!!

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Amyaronson 07/18/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
2.5/4 

This is a quiet, intimate indie film that I like to sum up as a "nice movie." It is touching and sad, lonely and warm. Like Frozen River, this movie explores issues in illegal immigration and American politics. Richard Jenkins is fantastic, and I'm glad I've seen him in so many movies lately. Also, it made me want to play the djembe, so that's cool.

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donkeyknight 05/03/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
3.5/4 

How good it feels to extend a helping hand and get swept up into the beat. How alive! The pace of this movie is very slow, but it let's you feel the awkwardness and hesitation. We are so blest to be born in this country. When did we forget we are an immigrant people?

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woody 01/29/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
3.5/4 

This beautiful movie is a study in contrasts: white New Englander/non-white Middle-Easterner and Senegalese; academia/arts and crafts; classical music/drum circles; lack of engagement/social connectivity. The disengaged white academic at the center of this goes through a transformation, and in the process makes human connections for the first time in years. Or you could say, he goes from being the type of person who wouldn't like this movie to the type who would. The cast is great all around, and help to keep the story from being overly sentimental.

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TommyL31 04/17/2009 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
3/4 

This was a really great and touching movie. I had really high hopes and it may not have met all of them but it was still a very good movie. I think the characters were very compelling and it was really a meaningful story of a developing nations professor coming face to face with illegal immigrants from developing nations. I think the movie offered some interesting thoughts on academia and what happens when it meets reality. This movie is worth a view.

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