The Visitor Reviews

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April 10, 2008
This is a small picture that explodes the boundaries of what size really means. Sometimes it's the smallest gesture that makes you feel most alive.
April 10, 2008
The curious thing about The Visitor is that even as it goes more or less where you think it will, it still manages to surprise you along the way.
April 10, 2008
The Visitor, featuring an award-caliber performance by Richard Jenkins as the prof, is a heartfelt human drama that sneaks up and floors you.
April 10, 2008
The Visitor is a low-key, naturalistic, beautifully observed character study about the quiet angst of the buttoned-down soul.
April 10, 2008
McCarthy unquestionably means well, but he's made one of those incredibly naive movies (like last fall''s Rendition) that give liberals -- Hollywood liberals especially -- a bad name.
April 9, 2008
This audaciously issues-loaded indie drama works, improbably and entirely, on account of the marvelous, often familiar-looking, rarely starring character actor Richard Jenkins and his perfect performance as a stodgy, widowed economics professor.
April 9, 2008
This 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.
April 9, 2008
Tom McCarthy's The Visitor, from his own screenplay, is nothing short of a triumph for 60-year-old character actor Richard Jenkins, in his first leading role in a feature film.
Top Critic
April 2, 2008
A marvelous film, small in expense but big in stature.
September 19, 2007
Actor-turned-filmmaker Tom McCarthy demonstrates that the critical acclaim for The Station Agent in 2003 was no fluke.
September 10, 2007
A film that is a combination immigrant/resurrection tale, Visitor tilts toward the soulful rather than the political and could be this year's humanistic indie hit.
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