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The Visitor (Tom McCarthy, USA, 2007)

Richard Jenkins and “The Visitor” make lovely music together. It’s a case of a veteran character actor slipping on a leading role like the most comfortable pair of pants in the world.
— Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune

Tom McCarthy (an Oscar winner last year for Spotlight) wrote and directed this quietly powerful drama about a widowed academic (Richard Jenkins) who finds a pair of illegal immigrants living in his Manhattan apartment. One of the best films about post-9/11 New York City that explores issues of inequality and immigration without ever getting too moralistic or sentimental.