La MISSION (2010)

A reformed ex-convict and lowrider car aficionado kicks his beloved son out of the house after discovering that the boy has been living a secret life in Sundance Film Festival veteran Peter Bratt's heartfelt family drama. Che (Benjamin… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: April 9, 2010
DVD Release Date: July 20, 2010
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Scott Tobias
AV Club

La Mission feels more like Sundance fodder from 20 or 25 years ago than something with much relevance today.

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Rex Reed
New York Observer

Observing the phases both father and son endure as they try to forgive and prioritize in order to survive makes La Mission a poignant and unusual film, one that you won't soon forget.

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Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

Looks and sounds great with beautiful low-rider cars, colorful location shots and a unique musical score composed by South African musician Mark Kilian ("Rendition"), along with some classic golden oldies on the soundtrack.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

I don't require acceptance and reconciliation, and La Mission is forthright in avoiding easy answers. But does the screenplay shortchange Che by painting him more broadly at the film's end than he seemed at the beginning?

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V.A. Musetto
New York Post

The movie might suffice on late-night cable, but it is hardly worth big-screen prices.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Has a false ring.

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

The problem is that the screenplay to La Mission should never have gone before the cameras in this condition.

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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times

Benjamin Bratt brings his A-game to a difficult, potentially clichéd role.

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Clay Cane

Without a big budget and little promotion, the creators of 'La Mission' brought together one of the more memorable movies of the year.

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Flixster Audience Score: 72% Flixster User Reviews
Thomas Johnston
Being gay is tough on the kid and many movies show that. It was refreshing to see a "coming out" story that fallows the parent(s) dealing with the… More
Walter M.
In "La Mission," Che Rivera(Benjamin Bratt, who is very good) works as a bus driver in San Francisco. In his spare time, he fixes up custom cars that… More
Movee Critic
Melodrama drenched in Latin American culture with a made for tv feel. The characters are involved. There just isn't enough dialogue to go on.

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