75

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
A satisfying and movingly acted story.
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75

New York Observer

By Rex Reed
La Mission, carefully directed by Peter Bratt and beautifully photographed by award-winning cinematographer Hiro Narita (Never Cry Wolf), explores the human side of a culture we know almost nothing about, in a world usually exploited on film to depict drugs and danger.
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63

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Here their hearts are in the right place, but the film tries to say too many things for its running time.
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60

Time Out New York

Bratt’s performance suggests enough subcutaneous rage to give the proceedings an edge, even when the sluggish narrative takes the slow-cruise ethos of its low-rider culture far too literally at times.
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60

Arizona Republic

By Bill Goodykoontz
It offers Bratt maybe his best role ever as Che, a tough-guy neighborhood personality struggling to come to grips with his son's homosexuality.
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58

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
The warmth comes through, even if the storytelling is simplistic and clichéd.
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By James Greenberg
Their heart is in the right place, and their tale is colorful, complete with Indian dancers in ceremonial costumes dancing on a street corner.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
The mixed report on La Mission is that writer-director Peter Bratt doesn't really know how to make pictures, but he does know the central character in his movie.
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40

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
The earnest attempt at family drama doesn't benefit from the abundance of movie-of-the-week cliches.
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25

New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
Utterly predictable and full of trite dialogue.
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47 out of 100
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