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The Visitor

A Movie Reel

The 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  Jenkins is excellent as a professor who seems to have emotionally withdrawn from the world.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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