The Visitor
First screened in October 2008
Director: Tom McCarthy. Cast: Richard Jenkins, Haaz Sleiman, Hiam Abbass, Danai Gurira, Michael Cumpsty, Marian Seldes, Amir Arison, Tzahi Moskovitz, Richard Kind. Screenplay: Tom McCarthy.

Twitter Capsule: McCarthy works nimbly with perfectly cast actors. As with Station Agent, premise and potential outweigh story payoffs.

VOR:   McCarthy sticks to old-fashioned humanism while pushing about as far as I'd want to see him go into politicized territory. If it doesn't fully deliver, it's a noble, eloquent attempt.

Photo © 2007 Overture Films/Groundswell Productions/
Participant Productions

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B–

Academy Award Nominations:
Best Actor: Richard Jenkins

Other Awards:
Independent Spirit Awards: Best Director
National Board of Review: Spotlight Award (Jenkins)

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