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A Better LifeCarlos Galindo, a Mexican illegal immigrant and veteran Los Angeles day laborer, struggles to keep his son away from gangs and immigration agents while trying to give his son the opportunities he never had.Genre: DramaCountry: United StatesDuration: 98 minQuality: HDRelease: 2011IMDb: 7.2
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Directors of "A Better Life"Chris WeitzBirthdate: 30 November 1969, New York City, New York, USA
Creators of "A Better Life"Eric EasonRoger L. SimonBirthdate: 22 November 1943, New York City, New York, USA
Critic Reviews of "A Better Life"Time OutJuly 27, 2011
The didacticism takes the shine off Weitz's accomplishment, even if the film builds up enough empathy to generate slow-burning emotional impact.indieWireJuly 15, 2011
A Better Life has more to offer than good intentions: it's sincere and credible, which is more than I can say about an awful lot of movies. Yet something about it kept me at arm's length: I felt the filmmakers' presence instead of...Globe and MailJuly 15, 2011
Bichir delivers a powerful, nuanced performance as a stoic but complex character who treats everyone -- even those who have wronged him -- with a dignity he rarely receives.Detroit NewsJuly 15, 2011
The people here seem real, their world is shaky at best, and the political tension that permeates everything in this film feels palpable.Minneapolis Star TribuneJuly 15, 2011
Bichir redeems the secondhand plot and on-the-nose dialogue.Toronto StarJuly 15, 2011
Personalizes the illegal immigrant experience and digs much deeper into what has become a national disgrace.AwardsCircuit.comSeptember 14, 2014
The film's beautiful simplicity is carried massively on the work of Demián Bichir, instantly and surely one of the best performances seen in 2011.Tribune News ServiceJanuary 04, 2013
Well-acted, but quite over-hyped -- a melodramatic Mexican-American version of "Bicycle Thieves."NECNAugust 26, 2012
A Better Life is a half-step removed from the Hallmark Hall of Fame.Reel Times: Reflections on CinemaAugust 17, 2012
A Better Life's sense of place and eye for detail are strong, but the too-smooth style and rushed dramatics are at odds with the hardscrabble existence on display.Flick FilosopherFebruary 22, 2012
[A] gentle, honest, heartfelt film, but [it] does not have much to offer beyond an earnest respect for a segment of American society that is too often derided...Cinema WriterJanuary 26, 2012
The silver lining is an excellent lead performance from Bichir.
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