The Visitor

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The Visitor
A widowed professor is forced to go to New York to present a paper. He goes to his spare New York apartment, only to discover a squatter couple living there. He initially lets them leave, then allows them to stay. A friendship develops, which becomes personal when he becomes involved in the deportation case involving his new friend. Along the way, he once again discovers how to feel, which he has not done since his wife died.

101 minutes.
Parental Guidance (Language).
Crime, Drama, Musical, Romance, On the art circuit

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I wish I could feel....
I wish I could feel....

Credits

Cast
Richard Jenkins, Haaz Sleiman, Danai Jekesai Gurira, Hiam Abbass, Marian Seldes, Maggie Moore
Director
Thomas McCarthy
ScreenplayThomas McCarthy
MusicJan A.P. Kaczmarek
CinematographyOliver Bokelberg
EditingTom McArdle
Sound formatsDolby Digital
SA distributorSter-Kinekor
Made in2007
Produced byGroundswell Productions, Next Wednesday Productions, Participant Productions

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama
LanguageModerate, isolated, not abusive in context
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceNone, mild expression of anger, emotional outburst
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsNone
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Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
quote iconIt's gentle and thoughtful with a magnificent performance by Richard Jenkins as well as the rest of the cast.
15
Die Burger
Laetitia Pople
15
Cape Times
Kirk Honeycutt quote iconFrom isolation to the wonder of friendship
15
Chicago Sunday Times
Roger Ebert quote iconThis is a wonderful film, sad, angry, and without a comforting little happy ending.
18
ReelViews
James Berardinelli quote iconThis is a simple story of human drama that provides an incentive to spend a couple of hours in a movie theater during a spring that has not provided many such reasons.
15
Rolling Stone
Peter Travers quote iconIn The Visitor, Jenkins delivers a master class in acting. Oscar, take note.
18
Metacritic.com
29 critics
18
Rottentomatoes critics
109 critics
15
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconThe Visitor is a heartfelt, humanistic drama that deftly explores identity, immigration, and other major post-9/11 issues.
18

What the People say

Internet
14810 Netizens quote iconMcCarthy's Small Film Shows Passion Can Be Found in the Most Unexpected Places
16

Average .. 82%

16

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