Amexicano
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A man with little positive to say about illegal immigrants finds himself working with one in this comedy drama from director Matthew Bonifacio. Bruno (Carmine Famiglietti) is an Italian-American guy who lives in Queens, NY, and has lost his job. While Bruno has been looking for work, a steady job has been hard to find, and with his unemployment running out, he needs to start making some money. Someone arranges for Bruno to do some temporary work in landscaping and household construction, and he finds himself working alongside some of the Hispanic day laborers who wait every morning on Northern… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 67%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"[An] assured new feature from director Matthew Bonifacio."
‑ Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News
"the biggest hazard the characters face is not the migra or the desert, but inept writing and, with the exception of Castillo's tender and earnest Ignacio, the cast's flat, amateurish performances."
‑ Monika Fabian, Time Out New York
"Realistic performances and genuine emotions make Matthew Bonifacio's quiet charmer Amexicano much more than just another preachy treatise on illegal immigration."
‑ Laura Kern, New York Times
"Culminates in a tableau that seems to sigh in rumination upon a lost America, land of immigrants."
‑ Kristi Mitsuda, Village Voice
"This low-key tale of an improbable friendship between an out-of-work Italian-American and a young Mexican illegal alien in Queens maintains an engaging, even keel through bumpy tonal shifts that would derail most indie outings."
‑ Ronnie Scheib, Variety
"The title suggests shotgun cross-culturalism and, indeed, the movie's different modes and moods don't cohere naturally."
‑ John P. McCarthy, Boxoffice Magazine
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