Alambrista! (1977) - Rotten Tomatoes

Alambrista! (1977)

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Robert M. Young, who has made a cottage industry of "small" atmospheric films, made his directorial debut in 1977's Alambrista!. Domingo Ambriz plays a young Mexican man who crosses illegally into the U.S. The birth of an additional child convinces him that they need more than he can earn on his small farm. Each employment opportunity ultimately evolves into a heartbreak thanks to the exploitative practices of Ambriz's American employers.
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Drama
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In Theaters:
 wide
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Studio:
Criterion Collection

Cast

Domingo Ambriz
as Roberto
Linda Gillin
as Sharon
Ned Beatty
as Coyote
Dennis J. Harris
as Sharon's Brother
Mark Herder
as Policeman
J.D. Hurt
as Preacher
Salvador Martinez
as Mexican Coyote
Felix Jose Alvarez
as Junkyard Cook
Lily Alvarez
as Pregnant Woman
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Critic Reviews for Alambrista!

All Critics (4)

Roberto endures and escapes one random set of dire circumstances after another without feeling contrived or stopping for cheap sentimental tricks. He even makes a certain selfish choice, but at the time, after what he's been through, who could blame him?

Full Review… | June 1, 2012
Scene-Stealers.com

Now the film can be more fully appreciated for what it is: an influential inspiration to Latino filmmakers and a powerful, non-politicized depiction of the wages of American immigration policy. [Blu-ray]

Full Review… | May 22, 2012
Groucho Reviews

A worthy social drama on the heartbreaking hardships of being a Mexican illegal in the States.

Full Review… | May 12, 2012
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Free of false sentiment and always clear of vision.

Full Review… | May 1, 2012
Movie Metropolis

Audience Reviews for Alambrista!

The scene where Dmingo Ambriz's characters "girlfriend" the waitress was trying to help him send a money order back home, Asked a customer to translate & then found out he was sending $$$ back home to his wife was hilarious! Also where he & his buddy were riding in the Cadillac on the car trailer on top of a moving train looked like fun.Shame his buddy had to be an idiot

Brody Manson
Brody Manson

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