Amexicano (2007)

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… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: April 28, 2007
DVD Release Date: January 13, 2009
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News

[An] assured new feature from director Matthew Bonifacio.

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Monika Fabian
Time Out

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.

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Laura Kern
New York Times

Realistic performances and genuine emotions make Matthew Bonifacio's quiet charmer Amexicano much more than just another preachy treatise on illegal immigration.

Kristi Mitsuda
Village Voice

Culminates in a tableau that seems to sigh in rumination upon a lost America, land of immigrants.

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Ronnie Scheib

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.

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John P. McCarthy
Boxoffice Magazine

The title suggests shotgun cross-culturalism and, indeed, the movie's different modes and moods don't cohere naturally.

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