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The Visitor
The Visitor (2008)
1 day ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Low-key, occasionally poignant, and mature.  The story of a man going through the motions, yet regaining meaning, richness and the spice of life through his newfound friendship with a humble Syrian immigrant in a post-9/11 NY is both touching to see and serves as an important message regarding the nuances of different cultures.  The performances were very natural, the pace was patient even though it did bog down in parts, and the characters were well realized and relatable in their own way.  I somewhat wish the arrest of Tarek had taken place a little later in the film to give more  development towards the bond between he and the protagonist, but that's a minor gripe.  Overall, I'd recommend it.