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Frontera (2014)

Frontera (2014)

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Critic Consensus: Frontera is solidly cast, handsomely mounted, and well-acted; unfortunately, it's also rather dull and fairly forgettable.

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Set in the tumultuous Border area of Arizona and Mexico, Frontera follows the events that take place after a former Arizona Sheriff's wife (Amy Madigan) is killed while riding on their Ranch property. It would appear a Mexican man (Michael Pena) crossing in to the US illegally is at fault. As former Sheriff (Ed Harris) and current Sheriff (Aden Young) search for answers, lives are changed forever and the facts as to who is really at fault in this tragedy are nearly as tenuous and complex as the issues and tensions between the people who live in this region on either side of the line. (c) Magnolia

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Cast

Eva Longoria
as Paulina
Aden Young
as Sheriff Randall Hunt
Tony Ford
as Kevin
Lorel Medina
as Angelica
Julio Cedillo
as Ramon/Head Coyote
Debrianna Mansini
as Real Estate Lady
Abraham Jallad
as Middle Eastern Man
Bernardo P. Saracino
as Middle Eastern Man
Alex Knight
as Husband
Michael Butler Murray
as Deputy Matthew
Ben Ziegler
as Deputy Terrence
Luis Bordonada
as Home Invader With Knife
Jesus Mayorga
as Home Invader
Dylan Kenin
as Ice Agent
Monica Sanchez
as Sean's Mother
Kristin Hansen
as Substitute Teacher
Julian Ortega
as Counter Kid
Vic Browder
as Border Guard Edward
Rosalia DeAragon
as Phoenix Doctor
Genia Michaela
as Kevin's Mother
Kristen Rakes
as Ice Woman Guard
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Critic Reviews for Frontera

All Critics (25) | Top Critics (12)

In trying to create a balanced portrait of the conflicts and the ordinary people affected by them, director Michael Berry... chips away at the authenticity and intensity that an issue-driven film like this sorely needs.

September 5, 2014 | Full Review…

It captures the desperation of illegal immigrants and the confused rancor that often greets them on the American side of the border.

September 5, 2014 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

The actors are compelling, and the issue is, of course, always worth discussion. It's not a great movie, but, if nothing else, Frontera is worthwhile on those fronts.

September 5, 2014 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

"Frontera" is a well-cast, well-made, well-acted drama that you will probably forget about soon after you've seen it.

September 5, 2014 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

You wish that a filmmaker like John Sayles had grabbed the story by the throat and teased out its complexities.

September 4, 2014 | Full Review…

The modern, gritty Western "Frontera" takes a lot of the clichés and delicately upends them to tell a tale about undocumented immigrants.

September 4, 2014 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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