Crossing Over (2009)
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Immigrants from around the world enter Los Angeles every day, with hopeful visions of a better life, but little notion of what that life may cost. Their desperate scenarios test the humanity of immigration enforcement officers. In Crossing Over, writer-director Wayne Kramer explores the allure of the American dream, and the reality that immigrants find – and create -- in 21st century L.A. Kramer's intersecting stories, both cathartic and tragic, are brought to life by an international ensemble. The film stars Academy Award® nominee Harrison Ford, Ray Liotta, Ashley Judd, Cliff Curtis, Jim Sturgess, Alice Eve, Alice Braga, Justin Chon and Summer Bishil.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 106
- Fresh: 17
- Rotten: 89
- Average Rating: 4.1/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: There's more genuine conviction in Ford's face, more complexity, honesty and ability to incite compassion, than everything else in Crossing Over combined.
Rotten: It's Crossing Over -- or as we call it at my desk, Crash: Special Victims Unit.
Rotten: Maybe if he [director Wayne Kramer] had kept Crossing Over simpler, he would have made a less simplistic movie.
Rotten: [Crossing Over] has a paint-by-numbers quality.
i had never heard of this film until i saw it on itunes. frankly, i bought it because of the stars - i was in no mood to search further for a film the night i bought it. i was really taken by this film. no, it's not a francis ford coppola masterpiece. but after years of watching movies, i've seen all those important films. crossing over is a compelling story. well acted. harrison ford playing much deeper and darker than he has since blade runner. amazing cinematography - this movie shows contemporary LA in a way that looks great now, and will look great in 20 years. like taxi driver / nyc. highly recommend. don't believe the haters who've written the other reviews.
If you get your wake-up call...
...from this movie then please just roll over and go back to sleep. This is one-sided propaganda masquerading as entertanment. The problem is its not entertaining. But hey, if you don't mind being preached to for the better part of 2 hours go for it.
Felt like the actors just mailed it in.
Not a big fan of this one. I can see why it went to video so fast instead of wide theatrical release. The whole one-sided Hollywood take on politically charged debates is starting to gnaw at me. And it appears to be catching up to them too. Most of the politically themed movies in recent years only pull marginal box office numbers at best. It's really makes me wonder how they can still make movies while alienating 1/2 the audience. Humh. Oh well. Most of you will click “No” and write me off as a “right-wing wacko”. Good for you. Close your minds and fall in lock step, and do as your new master says… Run along.