Director Michael Berry’s debut feature feels like the Crash-style border tale that John Sayles never got around to making. Illegal Mexican immigrants (including Michael Peña and Eva Longoria) head north for a better life, where they encounter gun-toting teens and a laconic ex-sheriff (Ed Harris). When they all collide and somebody dies, families are ripped apart. The film works best as a modern Western — Kenneth Lampl and Darren Tate’s rambling score is a highlight — but it can’t resist playing politics, and it clumsily bites off a little more than it can chew. (Also on iTunes and VOD) C+
FRONTERA Ed Harris
Genre: Drama; Starring: Ed Harris, Eva Longoria, Michael Pena; Director: Michael Berry; Release Date Limited: 09/05/2014; Runtime (in minutes): 103; MPAA Rating: PG-13; Distributor: Magnolia Pictures
Posted September 5 2014 — 12:00 AM EDT
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