Alambrista!
Alambrista! (1977)

In this film, a young Mexican man crosses illegally into the U.S. The birth of another child convinces him that they need more than he can earn on his small farm. Each employment opportunity ultimately evolves into a heartbreak, thanks to… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: October 16, 1977
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Eric Melin
Scene-Stealers.com

Roberto endures and escapes one random set of dire circumstances after another without feeling contrived or stopping for cheap sentimental tricks. He even makes a certain selfish choice, but at the time, after what he's been through, who could blame him?

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Christopher Long
Movie Metropolis

Free of false sentiment and always clear of vision.

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Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews

Now the film can be more fully appreciated for what it is: an influential inspiration to Latino filmmakers and a powerful, non-politicized depiction of the wages of American immigration policy. [Blu-ray]

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A worthy social drama on the heartbreaking hardships of being a Mexican illegal in the States.

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