Crossing Over

Every day thousands of people illegally cross our borders... only one thing stands in their way. America.


Crossing Over
This film takes a look at immigration into America, through the eyes of assorted wanna-be immigrants, and some immigration officials. The immigrants range from Mexican to Far Eastern via the Middle East, and each has their own motivation and problems associated with getting to America. The film weaves numerous plotlines among the ensemble cast, painting a full picture of the issues for the viewer.

110 minutes.
No persons under 16 (Language, Sex, Nudity, Violence, Prejudice).
Drama, On the art circuit
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Credits

Cast
Harrison Ford, Ray Liotta, Ashley Judd, Jim Sturgess, Cliff Curtis, Summer Bishil, Alice Braga, Alice Eve
Director
Wayne Kramer
ScreenplayWayne Kramer
MusicMark Isham
CinematographyJim Whitaker
EditingArthur Coburn
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2009
Produced byC.O. Films, The Kennedy/Marshall Company, Movie Prose, Road Rebel, The Weinstein Company

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama
LanguageStrong
NudityFrequent
SexImplied
ViolenceModerate
PrejudiceModerate
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseBrief
CommentsNone
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ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
5
Violence
5
Blood / Gore / Gross
4
Guns / Weapons
4
Profanity
5
Alcohol / Drugs
4
Smoking
1
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
5
Imitative Behaviour
2
Frightening / Tense Scenes
3
Jump Scenes
0
Tense Family Scenes
4
Music (Scary/Tense)
2
Music (Inappropriate)
4
Topics to talk about
3


Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Debashine Thangevelo
10
Die Burger
Paul Boekkooi
10
Cape Times
Kenneth Turan
1
The Citizen
Bruce Dennill
13
24.com
Ivan Sadler
10
Box Office
Mark Keizer quote iconAn oversimplified physic to a too-complicated problem
5
Chicago Sunday Times
Roger Ebert quote iconIf you're looking for plausibility and resist manipulation, you'll object to it. But sometimes movies are intriguing, despite their faults, and you want to keep on watching. This one is like that.
13
eye Weekly
Adam Nayman quote iconKramer ostensibly has good intentions: to expose and indict the inequities of America’s immigration policy. But his socially conscious ambitions consistently bump up against his barn-side broad dramatic instincts.
1
Rolling Stone
Peter Travers quote icon. I'm sure Kramer will be picked to pieces for trying something while Hollywood crap climbs the box-office ladder. There are all kinds of nightmares.
13
ScreenIt
C. Fuchs quote iconNot horrible (and featuring generally decent performances in underwritten roles) but clearly not as profound or insightful as it obviously intends to be.
9
Metacritic.com
30 critics
8
Rottentomatoes critics
81 critics
8
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote icon Crossing Over is flagrant and heavy-handed about a situation that deserves more deliberate treatment, and joins its characters with coincidences that strain believability.
2

What the People say

Internet
3034 Netizens
14

Average .. 42%

8

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