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Crossing Over is flagrant and heavy-handed about a situation that deserves more deliberate treatment, and joins its characters with coincidences that strain believability. Read critic reviews

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As an agent with Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Los Angeles, Max Brogan (Harrison Ford) is a daily witness to struggles of those who try to cross U.S. borders in search of a better life. For Brogan and his associates, the impact of immigration goes beyond their jobs and defines their lives. Among many people whose lives intersect with theirs are a Mexican factory worker, a British musician and a Korean teen.

Cast & Crew

Ray Liotta
Cole Frankel
Ashley Judd
Denise Frankel
Cliff Curtis
Hamid Baraheri
Jim Sturgess
Gavin Kossef
Summer Bishil
Taslima Jahangir
Alice Eve
Claire Shepherd
Melody Khazae
Zahra Baraheri
Wayne Kramer
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Michael Beugg
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Mark Isham
Original Music
James Whitaker
Cinematographer
Arthur Coburn
Film Editor
Toby Corbett
Production Design
Kristin Burke
Costume Designer
Peter Borck
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Critic Reviews for Crossing Over

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    November 17, 2011 | Rating: 1/5
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    August 23, 2010 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Being over-stuffed and heavy-handed are not even Crossing Over's biggest problems. That dubious honour goes to an absolute failure to address its nominal subject-matter in any meaningful way.

    July 31, 2009 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • Any one of these stories, if properly fleshed out and shorn of contrivance, would have made for a perfectly serviceable film. Instead, we have lots of hysterical little bits of nothing much.

    July 31, 2009 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…
  • For anyone who felt that Crash was too subtle and self-effacing, I recommend Crossing Over, a multi-stranded, heavy handed exploration of the issues surrounding immigration and US citizenship.

    July 31, 2009 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Crass, contrived, tackily salacious and politically loaded in the most insidious way, this dodgy piece of nonsense purports to be an ensemble, multi-stranded drama in the style of Traffic or Crash.

    July 31, 2009 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Crossing Over

  • Sep 27, 2016
    Awful attempt at installing progressive propaganda in the form of a piece of trash they call a movie, It was impossible to emphasise with any of the obnoxious characters, they don't belong in a free country.
    Sylvester K Super Reviewer
  • Sep 09, 2011
    I am going to have to thoroughly describe the viewing of this epic as : "One tough as nails pill to swallow" totally on account of all of the circumstances of where I have heard over the years about the horror stories I have heard about the border patrol in LA / Mexico on what they do. Here is a film that not only shows what the border patrol does...but shows what the imigrant goes through to get the coveted : "Green Card"...See this, it is a gripping memorable saga.
    Fascade F Super Reviewer
  • Oct 17, 2010
    Amazing film. The film reminded me of movies like Crash, Traffic, and Babel. The film has a great ensemble and everyone in the cast shines. I definitely recommend this film.
    Sol C Super Reviewer
  • Oct 15, 2010
    Earnest - perhaps TOO earnest - trying to be the <i>Crash</i> or <i>Traffic</i> over the issue of immigration. Multistory approach with intertwining threads grows tiresome with only a couple stories really standing out. Same goes for the acting, Ray Liotta's contribution notably awful and in the diner delivers the fakest laugh I've ever heard. Still, I have secondhand experience with how messed-up the issue of citizenship is and <i>Crossing Over</i> attempts to illustrate the shortcomings within the system and does include a few undeniably powerful moments.
    Doctor S Super Reviewer

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