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Terraferma

(2013)

Rated R for some language and brief nudity.

R In Theaters 07/24/2013 , 88min.
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Chuck Wilson
Village Voice
It's all very predictable, very Hollywood. Storytelling cliché, it would seem, knows no borders. Full Review
David Fear
Time Out New York
As with his previous film Golden Door (2006), Crialese proves that he’s more adept when evoking a lyrical naturalism practiced by his directorial ancestors than when he’s hand-wringing over social issues. Full Review
Ella Taylor
NPR
Crialese is a sentimentalist at heart, but a fine one, and his compassion for the wretched of the earth is thrillingly amped by the movie's ecstatic imagery. Full Review
Farran Smith Nehme
New York Post
Europe’s immigration dilemma was also the focus of Aki Kaurismaki’s winsome “Le Havre,” and the Africans themselves were front and center in Moussa Touré’s “La Pirogue.” This film is somewhat less effective; Crialese’s message seems to take priority over a deeper sense of individuals. Full Review
Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times
A stirring commentary on our better angels. Full Review

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