Al Otro Lado (2005)

Al Otro Lado



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Movie Info

Told using Mexico's 200 year-old tradition of corrido music, To The Other Side recounts the story of an aspiring corrido composer facing two life-changing choices: to traffic drugs or unlawfully cross the border into the United States.

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Art House & International, Drama
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On DVD: Mar 6, 2007
Cinema Tropical



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Critic Reviews for Al Otro Lado

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (5)

We're left unable to get the music -- and the musicians -- out of our heads.

Full Review… | March 3, 2006
New York Daily News
Top Critic

Al Otro Lado serves as a primer on a musical style that may be unfamiliar to many, while putting a human face on the problem of illegal immigrants.

March 1, 2006
New York Post
Top Critic

This infectious documentary by Natalia Almanda sings clear and strong when it sticks to translating the culture of corrido music for gringos.

March 1, 2006
New York Times
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Humane, visually exquisite and resists simple descriptions while moving toward a more mainstream non-fiction form.

Full Review… | February 28, 2006
Top Critic

A competent, earnest ethnographic video doc that never quite rises above its own best intentions.

Full Review… | February 28, 2006
Village Voice
Top Critic

Sano ejercicio fílmico que no pretende otra cosa que no sea la de entretener. Si al final logra crear conciencia, será un logro estupendo.

July 18, 2006

Audience Reviews for Al Otro Lado


Nice movie. Very moving. I tend to love movies that revolve around children, and this one was no exception. This movie bounces back and forth with 3 different stories, but it is done so smoothly that it is very clear, and easy to follow. Well done! ...Subtitles

Cynthia S.

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