Al Otro Lado
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Told using Mexico's 200 year-old tradition of corrido music, To The Other Side recounts the story of an aspiring corrido composer facing two life-changing choices: to traffic drugs or unlawfully cross the border into the United States.
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 71%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"We're left unable to get the music -- and the musicians -- out of our heads."
‑ Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News
"Humane, visually exquisite and resists simple descriptions while moving toward a more mainstream non-fiction form."
‑ Robert Koehler, Variety
"A prime example of Attention Deficit Disorder Filmmaking."
‑ Phil Hall, Film Threat
"Al Otro Lado serves as a primer on a musical style that may be unfamiliar to many, while putting a human face on the problem of illegal immigrants."
‑ V.A. Musetto, New York Post
"A competent, earnest ethnographic video doc that never quite rises above its own best intentions."
‑ Michael Atkinson, Village Voice
"This infectious documentary by Natalia Almanda sings clear and strong when it sticks to translating the culture of corrido music for gringos."
‑ Nathan Lee, New York Times
"The film's heart is Magdiel and the modest dreams that get him through the day but may also be the death of him."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, TV Guide's Movie Guide
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