“The Visitor” Review

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.

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Phillip Cairns is a beekeeper in St. John's, Newfoundland, who writes about beekeeping at mudsongs.org.

2 Replies to ““The Visitor” Review”

  1. I concour…I enjoyed this movie…just good story telling….if you enjoy this check out “The Band” about an egyptian police band…in a kinda fish out of water tale..or tail…

  2. Hey Tom,

    You asked me a while ago what I think of Choke. I like it. It’s not on my prestigious 4 Star Movies list, but it’s a peculiar and fun movie. Reminds in some ways of another Sam Rockwell movie, Box of Moonlight. Both are small, off-the-grid kind of movies not made for popular consumption, but they’re well-made, well-acted and they have heart.

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