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Jose Antonio Vargas
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About the Movie
In 2011, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas outed himself as an undocumented immigrant in the New York Times Magazine. Documented chronicles his journey to America from the Philippines as a child; his public struggle as an immigration reform activist/provocateur; and his journey inward as he reconnects with his mother, whom he hasn't seen in 20 years. A broken immigration system leads to broken families and broken lives.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 14
- Fresh: 10
- Rotten: 4
- Average Rating: 6.3/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: Mr. Vargas's apt formulations come to sound like sound bites. His strategy is political - in a meaningful way - but not cinematic.
Fresh: The well-told story of Jose Antonio Vargas, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter who outed himself as undocumented, a situation he finds terrifying and exhausting.
Fresh: As agenda-driven as "Documented" is, it also is a deeply engrossing self-portrait. If 11 million undocumented Americans are a statistic, one, if shown in the right light, is a tragedy.
Fresh: This is unmistakably the work of a journalist, unadorned and straightforward, with Vargas taking a direct and rational stance. But he's not averse to raising hell.