Illegal Reviews

June 20, 2011
This is a film with a message, but it doesn't preach. The primary focus of the story is not on the immigration issue, but on Tania and her love for her son.
April 13, 2011
full review at Movies for the Masses
March 31, 2011
Although made in Belgium, Olivier Masset-Depasse's drama depicts a scenario that should resonate on these shores as well.
March 27, 2011
Exhaustingly depressing view inside the legal morass faced by illegal immigrants awaiting deportation, but Coesens brings extraordinary yet empathetic toughness.
March 25, 2011
A taut and powerful movie that might have easily been titled "Nobody is Illegal" given its courageous stance against the kind of xenophobia generated by a capitalist system in decline.
March 25, 2011
"Illegal" will give people on both sides of the immigrant debate something to think about.
March 24, 2011
A sad movie that makes you feel bad, partly because it gives so little room to thought.
March 23, 2011
A well-crafted and realistic look at the shameful and humiliating treatment of illegal immigrants in Belgian detention centers.
March 22, 2011
Blunt, loud, and showboaty, Illegal suffers even more when compared with another recent Lige-set film about the horrors faced by paperless immigrants: the Dardennes' Lorna's Silence.
March 15, 2011
A haunting excursion into the more often than not invisible world of single motherhood on the edge. And where women with no support systems or resources but tremendous determination would crawl through hell and back to protect and defend their children.