La mission

Metascore
47

Mixed or average reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 17
  2. Negative: 2 out of 17

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Critic Reviews

  1. 33
    Bratt’s character is stuck in old ways of thinking, and the movie, for all its well-meaning social intent, is right there with him.
  2. 25
    Utterly predictable and full of trite dialogue.
User Score
7.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Feb 20, 2011
    8
    Growing up in the Mission district of San Francisco, Che Rivera (Benjamin Bratt) has always had to be tough to survive. He's a powerful manGrowing up in the Mission district of San Francisco, Che Rivera (Benjamin Bratt) has always had to be tough to survive. He's a powerful man respected throughout the Mission barrio for his masculinity and his strength, as well as for his hobby building beautiful lowrider cars. A reformed inmate and recovering alcoholic, Che has worked hard to redeem his life and do right by his pride and joy: his only son, Jes, whom he has raised on his own after the death of his wife. Che's path to redemption is tested, however, when he discovers Jes is gay. To survive his neighborhood, Che has always lived with his fists. To survive as a complete man, he'll have to embrace a side of himself he's never shown. Good movie I dont know why the review ratings are so low. I found this movie very a very satisfying empathetic look at the problems a macho Hispanic man has dealing with finding out his son is gay. Father is not an angel himself. He spent many years doing drugs and in gangs and theft. Father is now in recovery out of prison and sober via AA. The story is very honestly presented. Film presents a very interesting side to one of the areas of inner San Francisco. Well acted --some of the dialog is wordy. The Kid who is Jes is Great. There are a few over wrought melodramatic scenes but not to much over the top. Cinematography is nice and colorful and loving shots of Mission District San Francisco. Overall way above par compared to the usual USA/American blockbuster mega millions movies. This film received mixed reviews I disagree with most of the negative ones. Most reviewers now a days are in the criticism business and that means they have to be negative and tear the film up. I daily see far to many negative review of films which are actually pretty good. I agree with the NY Times here: "â Full Review »