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  • Summary: The US offers hope—but that often comes at a price. Many can earn citizenship legally through a lengthy bureaucratic process, but others find themselves out of luck in a country where virtually anything can be bought. Sex, violence and betrayal become their currency. Some wait in line for permission to enter the U.S. while others take matters into their own hands. (The Weinstein Company) Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 31
  2. Negative: 10 out of 31
  1. Crossing Over is so eager to go for the emotional jugular that it never quite forges an enlightening point of view.
  2. 63
    Some of these stories are fascinating and some are heartbreaking, but together they seem too contrived.
  3. Crossing Over is not a success but make no mistake: There is great drama to be found in these streets.
  4. 50
    A busy, Crash-like complex of LA stories, each hammering home the injustice of our immigration law.
  5. Reviewed by: Simon Braund
    40
    Being over-stuffed and heavy-handed are not even Crossing Over’s biggest problems. That dubious honour goes to an absolute failure to address its nominal subject-matter in any meaningful way.
  6. 38
    Here comes Wayne Kramer's Crossing Over, a bid to create the "Crash" of illegal-immigration dramas.
  7. Wayne Kramer's interlocking saga of immigration in 21st-century America definitely crosses over, from workaday mediocrity to distinctive dreadfulness.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. Feb 4, 2012
    7
    The movie portrays several different stories that seem to all be different. I watched the movie for class and we were only showed a few parts of the entire movie but from what I saw i enjoyed and it made me curious to see in it its entirety to truly understand it all. I would say that the movie is decent but not blow your socks off amazing. If you want a movie that jumps around a bit and makes you think, this will do it. Expand

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