• Released
  • August 9, 2013
  • (Limited NY; LA 8/9)
  • NR , 1 hr 28 min
  • Art House/Foreign
    Drama
Terraferma Synopsis
A family must face the consequences for helping illegal immigrants in need.
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85

NPR

By Ella Taylor
Crialese is a sentimentalist at heart, but a fine one, and his compassion for the wretched of the earth is thrillingly amped by the movie's...
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80

Los Angeles Times

By Gary Goldstein
A stirring commentary on our better angels.
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63

New York Post

By Farran Smith Nehme
Europe’s immigration dilemma was also the focus of Aki Kaurismaki’s winsome “Le Havre,” and the Africans themselves were front and center...
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63

Boston Globe

By Peter Keough
The story gets both complicated and predictable.
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63

Washington Post

By Stephanie Merry
The story starts to feel crowded, especially when each character seems instantaneously at odds with another. One set of opposing forces...
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60

Time Out New York

By David Fear
As with his previous film Golden Door (2006), Crialese proves that he’s more adept when evoking a lyrical naturalism practiced by his...
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50

Slant Magazine

By Tomas Hachard
Its self-seriousness never allows it to become the realist counterpoint to Aki Kaurismäki's tragicomic approach in Le Havre that one...
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50

The New York Times

By Nicolas Rapold
As Terraferma tightens its focus on a courageous resolution of tough issues, too much nuance is jettisoned along the way.
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30

Village Voice

By Chuck Wilson
It's all very predictable, very Hollywood. Storytelling cliché, it would seem, knows no borders.
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Terraferma

By shaymanchaffey
I really liked the film, I think it was well directed and the cinematography was special. The actors were excellent and I was proud for Italy to be presenting such an excellent film as it's...

Terraferma

By kennjm
What a great surprise . This is a wonderful movie with outstanding actors. Was very happy to see it and would love to see it again.....

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Rated NR | For Brief Nudity and Some Language