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|Formats:||15 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Paulina Gaitan, Edgar Flores, Kristyan Ferrer, Tenoch Huerta Mejia, Diana Garcia, Hector Jimenez, Damayanti Quintanar, Guillermo Villegas|
|Genres:||Drama, Thriller, World Cinema|
|Collections:||Beautiful Films, Hidden Gems, South Africa vs Mexico, Top World Cinema|
|Run time:||1 hour 36 minutes|
|Rental release:||01 Feb 2010|
By Tom Charity from LOVEFiLM
Cary Fukunaga's debut feature film tackles illegal immigration and gang culture.
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Captivating Performances & Beautiful ImageryBy RwG (1 review) from Nottingham , 10 Aug 2009
[Highly rated reviewer]An outstanding movie due to the believable performances and the incredible way in which it draws you into the world of the characters. Despite ignoring many of the political issues involved in illegal immigration and gang violence it portrays a realistic journey through the eyes of the two main protagonists, in which the audience feels a real part of. You may not leave uplifted or indeed wanting to visit Central America but you will leave with thoughts about the peoples lives and how incomparable your own problems are. Powerful Stuff that stays with you long after the closing credits!
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A harrowing tale of modern timesBy Rockinroy (50 reviews) from Milton Keynes , 21 Aug 2013Gorgeous at times gory at others though with more of the former than the latter. Not sure you can say you have enjoyed this film as I found it quite unsettling and suggest it will not suit all tastes. Life for some is one long endurance at best and the desperation of these folks screams out of the screen at you. What we take for granted they risk their lives to reach. Now whether this is a tale of interest to you I cannot tell but I found it engaging enough though it was painful. And of course you have to read all the subtitles all the while yelling at some of the characters to not be quite so dumb. But I suppose that all goes with their world which I simply found unbelievable at times. If it is that grim no wonder they will sit atop a slow moving train in the hope that at the end of the journey paradise awaits. Usually it does but in this film not everyone gets their just deserts.
Violent yet humane road movie.By gingerspike (432 reviews) from Grimsby , 25 Mar 2013A compelling story of Hondurans making the perilous journey through Mexico in the hope of reaching America. It's a humane road movie which takes in the genres of a love story and a gangster movie. It's a violent and vivid film, which is well acted, well executed and visually striking.
A compelling story of a man struggling against his own fate.By movies_in_bed (5 reviews) , 08 Feb 2013Beautifully done. The characters are believable. It really portrays how some peoples lives and deaths are already decided for them. Born into a brutal place with a need to feel secure and belong, the youngest character joins the gang. Once your in your in! It's kill or be killed. The guy who brought him in (the big brother) has a change of heart and his struggle to escape the gang is when the struggle against the odds and his own fate begins. Has he created a monster in his young protege and will he be his undoing? A compelling story.
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Great film - rent itBy a customer , 15 Dec 2012Really good film and really feels like you've been opened up and exposed to a whole different world. Requires the viewer to pay attention due to sub titles unless you can speak Spanish of course, but really well made and the great acting makes the situations feel very real and believable.
Strangely good.By a customer , 12 Nov 2012A little strange in that it is a different style from European / American films. Story is a little slow and very matter of fact. This film shows no one up in a good light. The gang culture is well portrayed. Sub titles do not take away from the feel of the film.