Sin Nombre Synopsis
A Honduran teen and two Mexican youths meet during a perilous journey to the U.S.
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Mr. Fukanaga's purpose is to evoke the immigrants' experience, which he does with such eloquence and power as to inspire awe.
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100

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Jennie Punter
Thrilling and beautifully crafted.
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100

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
It contains risk, violence, a little romance, even fleeting moments of humor, but most of all, it sees what danger and heartbreak are...
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100

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
That this is Fukunaga's first film is astonishing, given its sharp script, technical proficiency and suspenseful pacing. The ensemble cast...
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88

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Forceful, heart-wrenching stuff.
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New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Forget those weepie liberal clichés. This starless and vividly authentic romantic thriller set in Central America really rocks, and is one...
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
There are some brief minutes when the tension drops and the story starts to sag, but Fukunaga almost always fills the frame with something...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Whenever Sin Nombre turns violent, it seizes you with its convulsive skill, but the film's images vastly outstrip its imagination.
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63

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
It's the tone of the movie's two sides - action and stillness, graphic violence and romantic melodrama - that don't cohere.
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50

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Fukunaga clearly exhibits a flair for spirited storytelling, but when Sin Nombre departs from the specifics of its unique world in favor of...
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Sin Nombre

By alexandra_taylor
I walked into the movie by myself hoping for a little entertainment, but I received a lot more than that. The movie not only entertained me, but tore at my heartstrings. I had no idea of the...

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By jimchudnow
(Based on an advance preview:) Director Cary Fukunaga, a 31-year-old American Film School student, considers this his ‘Thesis’ work. It’s already won awards at Sundance in the 2009 U.S. Dramatic...

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By bobby'sgirl
Fabulous!! Shakespearean drama. Great acting. Although my friends thought it was depressing, I thought it was fascinating. Character development w/ very little information was impressive. If you...

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By magikman44
i was very fortunate to see this movie at the sundance film festival. the director cary fukunaga gave insight on how he researched the gangs by going to the prisons, he also rode the trains to get...

Very exiting and entertaining. Down to Earth Film.

By carmaldo87
I Came in to this movie very sceptical thought it was just gona be alirght but i was wrong it ended up being realistic the stories i hear on the border about what happens to people and how things are...

Five Word Review

By redyeah
Brutal honest sincere extreme engaging...

good story

By scottrodjunkie
great documentary film, subtitled, definitely not a happy movie but well worth seeing, touching story makes a person realize how lucky we really are in the states...

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By juantecum88
It's a Good movie...

Great movie!

By wabanu
One of the best movies I seen. I liked the pace and the acting of the movie. The directing was awesome! Great story. This is an adult movie, but teens should see it as well....

Incredible Movie

By dsquaredNYC
Maybe it was because I lived on the border, but this movie was riveting as much as it was real. It's a must see....

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Rated R | For violence, language and sexual content