100

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
This is the first film to approach the subject of "undocumented workers" solely through their eyes. This is not one of those docudramas where we half-expect a test at the end, but a film like "The Grapes of Wrath" that gets inside the hearts of its characters and lives with them.
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80

TV Guide

By Frank Lovece
An effective and moving drama about the strength of the human spirit and the will to survive.
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80

The New York Times

This drama - a kind of cross between ''The Grapes of Wrath'' and the rich textures of Gabriel Garcia Marquez's tales - focuses on two oppressed but hopeful Guatemalan Indians who flee to the United States.
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70

Variety

Comes across as a kind of giant Renaissance canvas.
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20

Chicago Reader

Nava has made a film that is essentially indistinguishable from "Love Story."
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67 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
Metascore® based on all critic reviews. Scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.