The Visitor may not be a great film, but it’s a nice quiet night at the movies, a pleasant contrast to the usual Hollywood crap. It’s a simple story of a professor sleepwalking through his humdrum life until he finds some people living in his usually-vacant New York apartment. He becomes friends with them, and that’s all you need to know. It’s a story about finding friendship in the most unlikely places. There’s no flash or glitter or contrived twists and turns. It’s just a story about life, and it’s a good one.
Don’t read any reviews or watch any on-line trailers. They give away too much.