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A Better Life

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The life of Carlos Galdino, a young courageous but miserable single parent, who moves to California and works as a gardener to raise his son, has been changed completely, when he is catched by the police for illegal immigrant.
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Toronto Star
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July 15, 2011

Personalizes the illegal immigrant experience and digs much deeper into what has become a national disgrace.
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AwardsCircuit.com
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September 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.
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Cinema Writer
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January 26, 2012

The silver lining is an excellent lead performance from Bichir.
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August 26, 2012

A Better Life is a half-step removed from the Hallmark Hall of Fame.
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Tribune News Service
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January 04, 2013

Well-acted, but quite over-hyped -- a melodramatic Mexican-American version of "Bicycle Thieves."
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Minneapolis Star Tribune
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July 15, 2011

Bichir redeems the secondhand plot and on-the-nose dialogue.
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indieWire

July 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...
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Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
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August 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.
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Globe and Mail
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July 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.
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Flick Filosopher
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February 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...
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Detroit News
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July 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.
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Time Out
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July 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.
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