91

indieWIRE

By Eric Kohn
It's incredibly uneventful and devastating all at once.
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80

Variety

By Jonathan Holland
A quietly devastating exploration of the cruel paradox that, in order to feed their loved ones, emigrants have to leave them behind.
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80

Los Angeles Times

By Amy Nicholson
Esparza's cast of unknowns is so fresh and raw that the drama could be mistaken for a documentary if the camera work weren't so controlled.
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70

Village Voice

By Melissa Anderson
The film is as simple, straightforward, and elegant as its title.
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63

Slant Magazine

It's a confident vision, but its aversion to sentiment has the intended but unfortunate effect of making the characters' disconnects our own.
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63

Slant Magazine

By Ed Gonzalez
It's a confident vision, but its aversion to sentiment has the intended but unfortunate effect of making the characters' disconnects our own.
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50

The New York Times

By Neil Genzlinger
If the intent was to keep the characters here just as anonymous as most migrant workers are to prosperous people in the United States, it succeeds: Pedro and his family remain mere sketches. If, however, the aim was a more meaningful portrait of hardship and aspiration, the film is merely underdone. It's no secret that life in many places is hard.
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40

The Hollywood Reporter

Patience-taxingly boilerplate.
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67 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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