Alambrista! (1977)

Robert M. Young, who has made a cottage industry of "small" atmospheric films, made his directorial debut in 1977's Alambrista!. Domingo Ambriz plays a young Mexican man who crosses illegally into the U.S. The birth of an… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: October 16, 1977
DVD Release Date: April 17, 2012
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Eric Melin

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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