By Jeff Labrecque
Updated September 05, 2014 at 04:00 AM EDT
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Frontera

type
  • Movie

Director Michael Berry’s debut feature feels like the Crash-style border tale that John Sayles never got around to making. Illegal Mexican immigrants (including Michael Peña and Eva Longoria) head north for a better life, where they encounter gun-toting teens and a laconic ex-sheriff (Ed Harris). When they all collide and somebody dies, families are ripped apart. The film works best as a modern Western — Kenneth Lampl and Darren Tate’s rambling score is a highlight — but it can’t resist playing politics, and it clumsily bites off a little more than it can chew. (Also on iTunes and VOD) C+

Frontera

type
  • Movie
mpaa
  • PG-13
runtime
  • 103 minutes
director
  • Michael Berry

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