Laredoans Speak: Voices of a South Texas Border City (2011) - Rotten Tomatoes

Laredoans Speak: Voices of a South Texas Border City (2011)

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Pepe Serna, our host, and familiar veteran actor takes us through the issues involved in the debate of undocumented immigration. Laredo, Texas has the largest inland (import & export) trade route in the USA, and is located right across the Rio Grande from Nuevo Laredo in Mexico. The combined population of the two Laredos is approximately 750,000. Most residents have family ties between the two cities. Laredoans express their views on undocumented immigration through their unique perspective: directly from the front line. Currently we have over twelve million undocumented immigrants living and working here in the United States; many of them crossed at this border region. Among the topics discussed are the border fence/wall debate, immigration laws, and racism. This documentary strives to make one reexamine their views on the topic of undocumented immigration. -- (C) Schafer & Martinez

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Critic Reviews for Laredoans Speak: Voices of a South Texas Border City

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Misses opportunities to add much substance to the debate over immigration reform.

November 19, 2011 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…
Los Angeles Times
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A rich opportunity is squandered with "Laredoans Speak," a documentary of laudable aspirations suffering from its pronounced sympathies.

November 17, 2011 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…
New York Times
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The movie's argument only occasionally transcends its oozy nonspecificity and feel-good bleeding-heart vibe.

November 15, 2011 | Full Review…
Village Voice
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Laredoans Speak is bad in a special kind of way that inspires the obviously piteous description of "well-intentioned."

November 16, 2011 | Rating: 0/4 | Full Review…
Slant Magazine

Stilted, didactic documentary about immigration reform, with amateurish production values and no journalistic grounding, does not even reach the level of a classroom film.

November 16, 2011 | Full Review…
Film Journal International

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