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November 18, 2017
Amazing acting. Really makes you appreciate your parents and everyone who cares for you. Great story and very touching.
September 6, 2017
Chris Weitz shares the shadow lives of Mexican illegal immigrants chasing the American dream with an emotionally resonant family drama about a father and a son coming of age when looking for their stolen means of livelihood.
August 21, 2017
A beautiful and powerful movie that resonates the story of millions of immigrants. Very solid acting. Not a must see, but definitely a should see.
July 28, 2017
With a strong leading duo, textured characters, and an emotionally satisfying plot, this portrait of the life of an illegal immigrant in the ghettos of L.A. is more than worth a look, despite its so-so direction.
April 15, 2017
Probably a great film but much of the speech is in Spanish.
March 23, 2017
Sepanjang satu setengah jam, Chris Weitz, sutradara film ini, menawarkan sebuah suguhan tontonan yang sederhana. Walaupun ceritanya simple, namun eksplorasi hubungan ayah dan anak di dalam film ini menjadi salah satu inti dari kisahnya.
March 9, 2017
Led by a stunning performance from Demian Bichir, A Better Life approachs the subjetcs of immigration and father/son relationship with sensibility.
½ February 28, 2016
Heartwarming, genuine, and sweet, with excellent performances: even though it can be predictable, it is well worth it.
½ August 4, 2015
Emotional and superbly acted by Demian Bichir, A Better Life is a heartbreaking and truly enlightening experience detailing the life of illegal immigrants!
June 21, 2015
A well constructed story around what must be common everyday themes illegal Aliens in the USA have to deal with.
½ January 17, 2015
An amazing drama with excellent performances by the lead actors, especially Damien Bichir. Simple movie but with a deep meaning, it plays with your emotions and has you thinking about the way you need to re prioritize in life. Highly recommended to all those looking for a quality movie.
½ September 8, 2014
a well acted film with a strong story. Glad the academy didn't overlook it.
July 13, 2014
A truly touching tale about the love of a father for his son and his desire for him to have the life he never had. Brilliant acting, a lovely plot and a very believable story. Worth watching.
½ June 6, 2014
The movie gives a good message, is well acted and entertaining so I will give it 3 1/2 stars.
½ June 3, 2014
This film was entertaining, well acted and with a good massage.
May 16, 2014
Así­ que todo esto hace un padre por su hijo... Cautivadora.
May 14, 2014
a good movie with great depth! This film portrays the story of an illegal immigrant who lives for his son.Even though the father is trying to earn money through his hard work,the son feels neglected and fails to recognize the care and love the father has for him till the end! Demian Bechir at his best especially at a part when he talks to his son about his life!!
April 2, 2014
Very good. Wish we were able to see what happened next when the movie ended.
½ February 13, 2014
A heartfelt immigrant LA story. Although my story was different (with a different backdrop), I was able to empathize with the characters' situation. I'm not claiming how accurate this movie is to real life, since I haven't experienced it firsthand, but it does make you think about your surroundings as an Angelino and what goes on in the undercurrent of LA. Like the kid in this movie, I too am probably guilty of taking for granted what my own father went through and what he was continually going through (at the time) when he was raising my brothers and I. Our situation probably made me connect with the movie more emotionally.
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