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  • Summary: A documentary look at the perilous journey of emigrants from Mexico to the United States.
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Reviewed by: David Rooney
    70
    While it's clear where the filmmaker's sympathies lie, the view presented is relatively balanced.
  2. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    70
    Though it clearly explicates the problem, the film is by no means a straightforward documentary.
  3. 70
    A spare, painterly and scrupulously unsentimental look at the plight of illegal Mexican immigrants massed at the United States border.
  4. 70
    Akerman's characteristically patient, pensive approach elegantly accommodates her reportorial responsibilities.
  5. Akerman is among the most imaginative filmmakers in her native Belgium or anywhere else, but here she doesn't get very far beneath the surface of her subject.
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1