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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
A satisfying and movingly acted story.
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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),...
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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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Time Out New York

Bratt’s performance suggests enough subcutaneous rage to give the proceedings an edge, even when the sluggish narrative takes the...
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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...
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Entertainment Weekly

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

By V.A. Musetto
Utterly predictable and full of trite dialogue.
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"La Mission" a look into the world of Gay & ******* Youth

By 1supermariobro
First I want to thank the screenwriters for a dead-on portrayal that LGBT youth experience. No one wants to disappoint their parents at any time. This story line transcends cultural and ethnic lines...

La Mission is mas firme!

By ChixwithStixandFlix
Okay, so I'm not Latina BUT I did grow up in La Mission during the mid-80's and attended Mission High School. This movie was truly a powerful picture. I got a little choked up seeing my old stomping...

La Mission

By ElvaA
The film was a beautiful work of art. The cars were amazingly beautiful but it was the underlying story that made it all work. We all struggle with our personal circumstances and what we are told...

La mission is great!

By Leora1
Moving and surprisingly more complex than expected - touches on almost every touchy subject out there!...

La Mission

By feeling_alive
This is an important movie to see. I laughed and cried and grew a little more human. Benjamin Bratt along with the entire crew were phenomenal. This was a big budget quality film done on a very...

La Mission

By auplvo11
It is a Very Good film !...

Five Word Review

By violeta_ep
inspiring heartbreaking funny caliente real...

Very moving and poignant movie

By mayamart
Storyline is well thought. Acting is spectacular. Cinematography is breathtaking....

La Mission

By Wabo
The movie was superb. Extremely well acted and very important for the Latino community. We live in or near San Francisco, so seeing our city was so much fun. I loved the actor that played the son....

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Rated R | For language, some violence, sexual content