El Norte Synopsis
Guatemalan brother (David Villalpando) and sister (Zaide Silvia Gutiérrez) flee to Los Angeles.
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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...
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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...
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70

Variety

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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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