Crossing Over Reviews

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November 17, 2011
August 23, 2010
July 31, 2009
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
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
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
Well-acted but increasingly either melodramatic or just plain dull.
March 25, 2009
There are good performances here, but the sheer number dilutes their power, leaving the movie a bit of a mess.
March 20, 2009
You see, it's all a bit too interlocking, a cable series jammed into a couple of hours.
March 20, 2009
[Crossing Over] has a paint-by-numbers quality.
March 19, 2009
Part of the reason why Crossing Over doesn't work is that too many of the hurdles [director] Kramer places in front of his protagonists often feel like the product of a writer's imagination instead of real-life experiences.
March 13, 2009
The film is so choppy, especially in the final going, it appears that entire reels have been cut.
March 13, 2009
There's more genuine conviction in Ford's face, more complexity, honesty and ability to incite compassion, than everything else in Crossing Over combined.
March 13, 2009
All we get is a mess of good liberal intentions loosely anchored to a mass of pure Hollywood hokum.
March 13, 2009
Maybe if he [director Wayne Kramer] had kept Crossing Over simpler, he would have made a less simplistic movie.
March 12, 2009
It's Crossing Over -- or as we call it at my desk, Crash: Special Victims Unit.
March 12, 2009
Like too many Crash wannabes, Crossing Over gets an A for effort and a C-plus for execution.
March 12, 2009
A responsible message movie wrapped in an irresponsible exploitation flick that cries fire in a crowded theater.
March 12, 2009
The characters don't relate; they trade expedient expository nuggets, when they're not speechifying. A surfeit of coincidence spoils our empathy. And when a character%u2014any character%u2014says "You doubt the veracity of my heart," you have to doubt the
March 12, 2009
Crossing Over seems to strain, with too many characters, too many story strands and too much of an effort to cover the bases.
Top Critic
March 4, 2009
Writer-director Wayne Kramer gets uniformly terrific performances from a fine cast playing pawns in the game of sex, violence and betrayal that diminishes the noble tradition of naturalized citizenship.
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