Written March 28, 2014
Cesar is my uncle. This movie is about his fight and his family. This movie was made to educate America on Cesar Chavez. Our family agrees that the cast did a stellar job. If you are looking at the technical side of movies you did not SEE the movie. The content of his life is hard to fit into a 1-2 hour movie. I was touched when I saw the movie. I must admit I was nervous that it would be bad but I am happy with the outcome. My cousin Paul Chavez ( his son) was very involved with how they portrayed my Uncle. It is a must see not because the cinematography is good but because it telling a story about a man who lived with integrity, courage and strength. That alone is worth watching in my eyes.
Written March 30, 2014
This movie is a must see for anyone interested in labor, history of California, social justice, courage, or integrity. The performances were fabulous. It is good for anyone school aged or up. While it dose portray the brutality of the way in which the strikers were treated, the violence is minimal.
Written March 29, 2014
I hate to say, I was disappointed. The screenplay had superficial dialogue, I didn't learn anything new. Great actors but didn't have anything substantive to work with. I recommend it to a young audience not familiar w/Chavez, it should be shown to school children, there's enough there for them to at least be exposed to the story.
Written March 30, 2014
A wonderful, touching, human, inspiring, dramatic documentary. It is the story of a '60s civil rights movement in California. The visual and scenic similarities of events in Selma and Delano, California with those familiar to us all from Selma and Birmingham, Alabama are striking. The march on Sacramento evokes reminders of the march on Washington. The several news clips including those of California spun politicians of the era (Ronald Reagan, George Murphy, Richard Nixon) were "just right" to set the political tone and backdrop of the birth and hardship of the UFWA. Scenes take the viewer in an instant from tears and sorrow to laughter and joy. Well done! Don't miss it!
Written March 31, 2014
Was worried because of the critics' reviews, but I found it moving to theorist of tears. America Ferrara was amazing: she barely older than the actors who played her children, yet was completely convincing as Mrs. Chavez. Rosario Dawson, John Malkocvich and the rest were perfect. Michael Peña deserves an Oscar for his performance, as does Diego Luna for directing this ferreting and moving film which honors a great American hero.