La Camioneta: The Journey of One American School Bus
La Camioneta: The Journey of One American School Bus (2013)

Every day dozens of decommissioned school buses leave the United States on a southward migration that carries them to Guatemala, where they are repaired, repainted, and resurrected as the brightly-colored camionetas that bring the vast… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: May 31, 2013
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Critic Score: 100% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune

It's well worth seeing.

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Sheri Linden
Hollywood Reporter

An unexpected and fascinating aspect of migration in the Americas, viewed in intimate close-up.

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MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher

Follow a humble yellow school bus as it is transformed into something joyous and defiant. It's like discovering that your grandma has another life as a secret agent.

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Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader

This sense of childlike wonder, and the respect accorded everyone involved in prolonging the bus's usefulness, are all the more impressive given that Kendall concludes with a sobering assessment of widespread civilian violence in Central America.

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J. Hoberman
ARTINFO.com

La Camioneta is a poetic, even dreamy, film that ultimately conveys the mystical sense of a transmigrated (mechanical) soul.

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Jamie S. Rich
Oregonian

"La Camioneta" is a fascinating tale of determined individuals, and witnessing the transformation of the familiar into something new and useful is inspiring.

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Andrew Barker
Variety

The film wrings an almost bizarre amount of political, humanistic and spiritual substance out of this limited frame.

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

As modest and farsighted as its cast of Guatemalans who make a living resurrecting discarded American school buses.

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Guy Lodge
Observer [UK]

I's well worth flagging down.

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Flixster Audience Score: 76% Flixster User Reviews
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'La Camioneta'. An eye-opening look into the violent, high stakes life of a bus driver in Guatemala, which is so jarringly far-flung from what… More