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Western . Drama . Thriller

After crossing the border illegally for work, Miguel, a hard-working father and devoted husband, finds himself wrongfully accused of murdering a former sheriff’s wife. After learning of his imprisonment, Miguel’s pregnant wife tries to come to his aid and lands in the hands of corrupt coyotes who hold her for ransom. Dissatisfied with the police department’s investigation, the former sheriff tries to uncover the truth about his wife’s death and discovers disturbing evidence that will destroy one family’s future, or tear another’s apart.

Actors: Ed Harris , Eva Longoria , Michael Peña , Amy Madigan , Kristen Rakes , Seth Adkins , Lora Martinez-Cunningham , Mia Stallard , Julio Cedillo , Matthew Page
Directors: Michael Berry
Country: USA
Release: 2014-07-31
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  • Stephanie Zacharek

    Berry isn't afraid to use melodrama as a tool to highlight injustice. It's his very un-flashiness that makes Frontera effective.

    Village Voice Full Review
  • Claudia Puig

    Peña is a standout, and Longoria is a revelation as the vulnerable, pregnant Paulina. Hers is a decidedly un-glamorous part and Longoria compellingly fleshes out an under-written role.

    USA Today Full Review
  • Christy Lemire

    A well-cast, well-made, well-acted drama that you will probably forget about soon after you’ve seen it. Full Review
  • Lou Lumenick

    Michael Berry’s Frontera offers an unsparing look at the plight of illegal immigrants, even if the ending seems too patly convenient.

    New York Post Full Review
  • David Lee Dallas

    By turns abrasive and stately, sermonic and impartial, plot-heavy and meandering, often within seconds of each other.

    Slant Magazine Full Review
  • Betsy Sharkey

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

    Los Angeles Times Full Review
  • Joe Neumaier

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

    New York Daily News Full Review
  • Bill Goodykoontz

    The intentions are solid here, but the execution is not... But 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.

    Arizona Republic Full Review
  • Keith Uhlich

    Ed Harris is a performer made for Westerns, and he’s perfectly utilized in debuting director Michael Berry’s middling if still very watchable modern-day oater as Roy.

    Time Out New York Full Review
  • Sheri Linden

    At once understated and slightly pulpy, the film comes down squarely on the side of compassion. It’s no polemic, but neither is it as character-driven as it aims to be.

    The Hollywood Reporter Full Review
  • Andrew Lapin

    Before the hokey third act, there’s much to like about Michael Berry’s border-crossing drama Frontera.

    The Dissolve Full Review
  • Stephen Holden

    Frontera settles into a shallow, unconvincing drama with two heroes.

    The New York Times Full Review
  • Jesse Hassenger

    The complexities of those people are diluted in a movie that’s not quite a functional ensemble but not intimate enough to qualify as a character study.

    The A.V. Club Full Review
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