The Visitor

Starring: Hiam Abbass, Haaz Sleiman & Richard Jenkins Director: Tom McCarthy  Rated: PG-13: Parents Strongly Cautioned for Children Under 13
The Visitor
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: PG-13
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 48 minutes
  • Video: Color
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  • Originally Released: 2008
  • Label: Starz / Anchor Bay
Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
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Aspect Ratio: Widescreen- 1.85
  • Dolby Digital - English
Additional Release Material:
  • Audio Commentary - Tom McCarthy - Director; Richard Jenkins - Actor
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Featurettes:
    1. "Playing the Djembe"
    2. "THE VISITOR: An Inside Look"

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Entertainment Reviews:

USA Today - 04/11/2008
3.5 stars out of 4 -- "[O]ne of the years' most intriguing dramas, with a quartet of powerful performances....THE VISITOR connects on an emotional, rather than simply rhetorical, level."
Los Angeles Times - 04/11/2008
"[A]n unassuming but quietly heartbreaking drama about the unexpected bonds that can form in a city like New York, and their depth and fragility in times of hysteria."
New York Times - 04/11/2008
"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."
Entertainment Weekly - 04/18/2008
"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..." -- Grade: B+
Rolling Stone - 06/26/2008
3.5 stars out of 4 -- "THE VISITOR, featuring the magnificent Richard Jenkins as the prof, is a heartfelt human drama that sneaks up and floors you."
Empire - 07/01/2008
4 stars out of 5 -- "McCarthy makes a serious point about immigration without losing his lightness of touch, and he's assisted by terrific turns by Jenkins and Sleiman."
Sight and Sound - 07/01/2008
"[A]s a portrait of a man rediscovering life, it's subtle, tender and very funny."
Rolling Stone - 01/08/2008
Ranked #7 in Rolling Stone's 'Movies Of The Year' -- "[With] a career performance from Richard Jenkins..."
Total Film - 02/20/2009
4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]his US indie is an impeccably liberal post-9/11 drama....THE VISITOR sees veteran character actor Jenkins deliver a satisyfingly restrained central turn."

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  • Sales Rank: 97,720
  • UPC: 013138000897
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