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The Visitor

Nothing of significance has happened for a long time in the life of Walter Vale (Richard Jenkins). However, that changes when the dusty economics professor makes a trip to New York City and enters an apartment he has kept for years, but seldom visited. Inside he finds two squatters, Tarek (Haaz Sleiman) and Zainab (Danai Gurira). His simple, charitable decision to let the couple to stay, rather than evicting them to the streets, proves to be a new beginning for the old man. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: A-
Violence: B
Sexual Content: B-
Language: D+
Drugs/Alcohol: B+
Theater Release: 17 Apr 2008
Video Release: 06 Oct 2008
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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The Visitor is rated PG-13: for brief strong language.

Cast: Richard Jenkins, Haaz Sleiman, Danai Gurira, Hiam Abbass
Studio: 2008 Overture Films

Detailed Review

When Walter Vale (Richard Jenkins), a tired and worn-out college economics teacher, is conscripted to go to New York City to present a paper he coauthored, but was barely involved… 
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Why Is The Visitor Rated PG-13?

Providing an enlightening example of how helping others allows us to improve our own lives,… 
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