• Released
  • March 25, 2011
  • (Limited NY 3/25)
  • NR , 1 hr 30 min
  • Drama
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Illegal Synopsis
A young Russian woman living in Belgium faces deportation.
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New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
Anne Coesens, wife of the film's director, Olivier Masset-Depasse, gives a strong performance as Tania.
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A prolonged stay in a Belgian immigration detention center causes more than a few chinks in the armor of a strong-willed Russian femme in...
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60

Time Out New York

By Joshua Rothkopf
Illegal has caused a stir in Belgium, and the sincerity of the movie can't be denied. But there's little emotion to hold on to, apart from a...
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50

The New York Times

By Manohla Dargis
One problem is that while Mr. Masset-Depasse frames Tania's status in vague political terms, he doesn't make an argument. Instead he...
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40

Village Voice

By Melissa Anderson
Blunt, loud, and showboaty, Illegal suffers even more when compared with another recent Liège-set film about the horrors faced by paperless...
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Rated NR