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  • 75
    Peter Hartlaub San Francisco Chronicle

    As entertainment, this approach might be questionable. As a service, it would be valuable. show more

  • 80
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    In an era of anti-immigrant fervor, this sobering and much-needed look at Latino migration is built on an undeniably optimistic premise: that once Americans have accurate facts, "they rarely allow injustices to stand." show more

  • 60
    Frank Scheck The Hollywood Reporter

    Cogent documentary makes the persuasive argument for the role that U.S. military and corporate interests have played in the influx of immigration from Latin American countries. show more

  • 70
    Kerry Lengel Arizona Republic

    As an analysis of the causes of migration, it is one-dimensional and unconvincing. But as a social history of Latinos in America, it is provocative and fascinating. And as an indictment of decades of economic injustice and covert military action committed in the name of freedom, it is devastating. show more

  • 70
    Rachel Saltz The New York Times

    The filmmakers retain a touching faith that most Americans won't tolerate injustice when they know about it. This film is meant to teach them. show more

  • 60
    Village Voice

    Harvest of Empire is never quite wrong, but it's effectiveness is inversely proportional to how hard it's trying. show more

  • 60
    Los Angeles Times

    Though its snapshot approach is uneven, Harvest is itself a valuable resource: a good starting point for a fuller perspective on this nation of immigrants. show more

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