Al Otro Lado (2005)



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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.
Art House & International , Drama
In Theaters:
Cinema Tropical


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
Top Critic

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.

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

Muy buena película la trama basada en los conflictos de personas tan diferentes pero que comparten la misma problemática de pasar al "otro lado" es un elemento que no había visto tan claro en un cine y el filme lo lleva a cabo satisfactoriamente

Josías Gutierrez
Josías Gutierrez

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.
Cynthia S.

Super Reviewer


Focusing on the issues several latino families face with being broken apart by "crossing over" (immigrating to America). The three storylines follow a young Mexican boy whose father leaves for America overnight, a Cuban boy living in poverty and Moroccan girl's journey to find her father in America. The stories' are all emotional, at times overly-sentimental, yet still will remain in your mind long after the film comes to a close.

Aaron Ussery
Aaron Ussery

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