Here and There


Here and There

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Pedro returns home to a small mountain village in Guerrero, Mexico after years of working in the US, and struggles to rebuild his family and follow his dream of starting a band: the Copa Kings. (c) Official Site


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All Critics (17) | Top Critics (8)

  • Esparza's working with untrained actors and at times they stumble haltingly through scenes, seemingly grasping for lines and straining for reactions. But there are also moments when it seems as if life itself is being captured.

    Aug 29, 2013 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

    Tom Long

    Detroit News
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  • By the end it achieves a poignant, impassioned tone reminiscent of classic neorealism.

    May 10, 2013 | Full Review…
  • Set in a village in (Mexico), the slow, thoughtful and absorbing portrait of a working-class family whose father has just returned from being an undocumented worker in New York, Aquí y Allá puts a face ... on the immigration debate.

    May 9, 2013 | Rating: 4/5
  • Esparza's cast of unknowns is so fresh and raw that the drama could be mistaken for a documentary if the camera work weren't so controlled ...

    Apr 26, 2013 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • Award-winning examination of migrant labor would have worked better as a documentary.

    Jan 14, 2013 | Full Review…
  • If the intent was to keep the characters here just as anonymous as most migrant workers are to prosperous people in the United States, it succeeds: Pedro and his family remain mere sketches.

    Dec 20, 2012 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

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