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R| 1 hr. 36 min.

Plot Summary
Sayra (Paulina Gaitan), a Honduran teen, hungers for a better life. Her chance for one comes when she is reunited with her long-estranged father, who intends to emigrate to Mexico and then enter the United States. Sayra's life collides with a pair of Mexican gangmembers (Edgar Flores, Kristyan Ferrer) who have boarded the same American-bound train.

Cast: Paulina Gaitan , Edgar Flores , Kristyan Ferrer , Tenoch Huerta Mejía , Diana García , Luis Fernando Peña , Héctor Jiménez ,

Director: Cary Joji Fukunaga

Genres: Thriller, Drama

Distributor: Focus Features

Sin Nombre (2009)

Release Date: March 20th, 2009|1 hr. 36 min.

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critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 5 )
  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    There are some brief minutes when the tension drops and the story starts to sag, but Fukunaga almost always fills the frame with something worth seeing, and the story has a built-in suspense. show more

  • 100
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    That this is Fukunaga's first film is astonishing, given its sharp script, technical proficiency and suspenseful pacing. The ensemble cast is top-notch. show more

  • 100
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Mr. Fukanaga's purpose is to evoke the immigrants' experience, which he does with such eloquence and power as to inspire awe. show more

  • May 26, 2009 shincali
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    I really liked this movie. Considering the context of the movie the violence seems plausible. What really impressed me about this movie was the guts and bravery of the character Sayra... (very believably played by Paulina Gaitan) - what a women :^)

  • May 03, 2009 Amilion
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    A Magnificent tale of cultural and societal ideologies clashing in what becomes a heartbreaking tragedy. Personally, it was an all too true spotlight on what real religion should look like but unsurprisingly used by the "wrong" people for the "wrong" reasons. The story is not one of striking and supenseful surprizes as much of the story is predictable, but the main characters hold you in their search for meaning, belonging, and love. I would gladly see it again and will undoubtedly recommend it to any movie lover.

  • May 03, 2009 RedBaronNSnoopy2
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    EXCELLENT! Held my interest from beginning to end! A 5 star performance!

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