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About the Movie
Illegal immigrant and hardworking single dad Carlos Galindo (Demian Bichir) embarks on a physical and spiritual journey in order to reconnect with his teenage son and keep him from getting pulled into the local gang life. From director Chris Weitz (About a Boy), A BETTER LIFE is a touching, poignant, multi-generational story that critics call "compelling," "intelligent" and "heartfelt.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 105
- Fresh: 89
- Rotten: 16
- Average Rating: 6.8/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: It's generic and small but manages to reel you in and surprise you with its grimness.
Fresh: "A Better Life" might not change any minds about immigration policy, but it illuminates the conversation with context, compassion and understanding.
Fresh: The film's trajectory is rather predictable, but then so was the story told by "The Bicycle Thief." But the performances are pitch perfect...
Straight to the heart
I saw this movie in strand release and so glad I sought it out. Very few movies show the struggle many dads put fourth to give his children opportunities he had not. This is one of those movies!!! I wish my dad was still here so we could have watched it together. Nonetheless touching and jumps right off the screen.
There is no more I wish to say but that of this movie is brilliant and absolutely touching.....
This movie is incredibly touching and will leave viewers in awe. A heartfelt movie that surprises you every time.
- Genre: Drama
- Released: 2011
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