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8.1

Universal acclaim- based on 9 Ratings

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  3. Negative: 1 out of 9

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Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
  1. Reviewed by: Rich Cline
    80
    The film has a riveting central narrative, the performances are compelling and, most of all, we need to hear more immigration stories like this.
  2. 70
    British director Michael Winterbottom has made his best and most driven picture to date. [22 September 2003, p. 202]
  3. Reviewed by: Derek Elley
    60
    Makes engrossing viewing for much of the way...but stumbles dramatically in its final leg.