Metascore
67

Generally favorable reviews - based on 5 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. 100
    This is the first film to approach the subject of "undocumented workers" solely through their eyes. This is not one of those docudramas where we half-expect a test at the end, but a film like "The Grapes of Wrath" that gets inside the hearts of its characters and lives with them.
  2. Reviewed by: Frank Lovece
    80
    An effective and moving drama about the strength of the human spirit and the will to survive.
  3. Reviewed by: Annette Insdorf
    80
    This drama - a kind of cross between ''The Grapes of Wrath'' and the rich textures of Gabriel Garcia Marquez's tales - focuses on two oppressed but hopeful Guatemalan Indians who flee to the United States.
  4. Reviewed by: Staff (Not Credited)
    70
    Comes across as a kind of giant Renaissance canvas.
  5. Reviewed by: David Kehr
    20
    Nava has made a film that is essentially indistinguishable from "Love Story."
User Score
8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. Nov 18, 2011
    0
    Way overrated. Just because it is a foreign film released in the US does not mean it should get high scores. Anyway, the movie is over dramatic and leans ton heavily on melodrama. Full Review »