Metascore
64

Generally favorable reviews - based on 30 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 30
  2. Negative: 1 out of 30
  1. Reviewed by: Marjorie Baumgarten
    Jul 7, 2011
    30
    Unlike its multifaceted director, the film never stretches its boundaries.
User Score
7.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 33 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 10
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 10
  3. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Jul 2, 2011
    8
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link to view. Touching film. Demian Bicher is such a versatile actor - transforming from the powerful, commanding character in Weeds to the humble, honorable, respectful, and would-be invisible immigrant raising his teenage son. Yes, there are some cliches, but the film vividly puts human faces on a terribly difficult issue. I was glad to see that the police and court-appointed lawyers at the detention center weren't portrayed as unfeeling monsters - there was a degree of sympathy and understanding there. And the threat of the gang life for the son was just enough - if the son had been drawn fully into it, it would have been too hope-crushing for the father. Well-done film, but not great. Made me want to catch The Visitor and American Me again. Full Review »
  2. Aug 31, 2013
    8
    drama yang sangat menyentuh, chris weitz yang biasanya terkenal dengan film2 komedinya berhasil membuat drama yang dengan cerita sedehanadrama yang sangat menyentuh, chris weitz yang biasanya terkenal dengan film2 komedinya berhasil membuat drama yang dengan cerita sedehana namun bermakna, dua tokoh sentral di film ini juga bermain rancak bana.......... tapi saya juga heran mengapa hanya sedikit orang yang mereview film ini??!!?!? Full Review »
  3. BKM
    Feb 8, 2012
    7
    The movie initially unfurls as a seemingly simple message movie about illegal immigration, but by the end it hits you upside the head with theThe movie initially unfurls as a seemingly simple message movie about illegal immigration, but by the end it hits you upside the head with the harsh realities of that very subject. The understated performances from the cast help to deepen the emotional impact that the film ultimately delivers. Full Review »