Who Is Dayani Cristal? Reviews

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Trevor Johnston
Time Out
July 23, 2014
This doc attempts to put a human face on the statistics, not only following the grisly day-to-day of American officials dealing with the bodies, but also exploring the dead man's rural Honduran background.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Nicolas Rapold
New York Times
April 24, 2014
With its compellingly multifaceted approach, its earnest compassion and a celebrity presence in the form of the actor Gael García Bernal, the documentary could be enlisted in the perennial battle over immigration law.
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April 24, 2014
The results are poignant, yet show the difficulties of applying fiction templates to true stories.
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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
April 24, 2014
The focus of the film may be the deadly dangers of illegal border crossings, but its true subject is ordinary people and the things they'll do for the ones they love.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Daphne Howland
Village Voice
April 22, 2014
The cinematography is exquisite and sometimes it alone moves the story.