91

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The film says that the U.S. immigrant situation is untenable, but then it forces US to ask: What should be done?
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88

TV Guide

By Ken Fox
It's an unexpectedly powerful little film that manages to say a lot of what, despite all the talk on the subject, isn't being said in the national debate on immigration.
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75

Charlotte Observer

By Lawrence Toppman
It takes place on both sides of the U.S./Mexico border, and it offers an undeniable argument that life without love is unpalatable on either side.
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75

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
The result is a genuinely cathartic night at the movies - which is one of the reasons we go to them in the first place. Art it ain't, but popcorn is rarely this skilled or seductive.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Ruthe Stein
Although based on a fictional story, it has the feel of truth and is a vivid reminder of the hell Mexicans put themselves through to live in the United States, even illegally.
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75

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
The strong final third counterbalances the weaknesses of the first half. I prefer films that build to something worthwhile rather than collapse short of the finish line.
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
A powerful and evocative account of the efforts undertaken to forge a perilous mother-and-child reunion. Told in Spanish with English subtitles, it is a moving tale of yearning, as well as unflagging courage and determination.
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75

Miami Herald

By Rene Rodriguez
Instead of delivering a pointed statement, this timely and energetic crowd-pleaser aims for -- and accomplishes -- something much more difficult: It makes you fall in love with its characters.
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
How do you say "tearjerker" in Spanish?
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50

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Under the Same Moon comes most vividly to life when Adrian Alonso is on the screen.
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59 out of 100
Mixed or average reviews
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