Crossing Over

EVERY DAY THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE ILLEGALLY CROSS OUR BORDERS… ONLY ONE THING STANDS IN THEIR WAY. AMERICA. 

Based on a short 1996 film, this ensemble piece wants to say Important Stuff about immigration as seen through the eyes of among others an empathetic police officer and an Australian actress who desperately needs a green card. Ambitious, but tries to cover too many bases and we don’t really learn anything new, except that green card troubles are nothing compared to honor killings. Ray Liotta and Alice Eve’s “business arrangement” doesn’t ring true, and Harrison Ford ought to have been a more compelling presence.

2009-U.S. 114 min. Color. Widescreen. Directed by Wayne Kramer. Cast: Harrison Ford (Max Brogan), Ray Liotta (Cole Frankel), Ashley Judd (Denise Frankel), Jim Sturgess, Cliff Curtis, Summer Bishil… Mahershala Ali.

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