The Visitor

A Movie ReelThe Visitor: 8 out of 10.

I hadn't heard of this film until its star, Richard Jenkins, got nominated for Best Actor at last weekend's Academy Awards. I've always thought Jenkins was one helluva character actor, but I had never seen him carry a film or show on his own. I had to see this...

It's a charming film with something to saw about the way America treats immigrants. Jenkins is excellent as a professor who seems to have emotionally withdrawn from the world. The film is compelling with a shoe-string budget and the single recognizable face. Catch it if you can.

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I loved this movie too. I hadn't heard of it until the Oscar nominations were announced as well. Richard Jenkins is one those actors whom you recognize but never remember his name.

March 2, 2009 @ 8:50 AM

Toronto Mike

Debbie, I agree, but Six Feet Under made me learn his name.

March 2, 2009 @ 9:11 AM

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