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Crossing Over

  • Film
  • 1 out of 5 stars
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Time Out says

1 out of 5 stars
This egregious, vaguely Altmanesque moral panic multi-strander marks a case of diminishing returns for director Wayne Kramer (‘Running Scared’, ‘The Cooler’). It views like a neurotic instructional video for immigration etiquette in the US, with the numerous interweaving tales all culminating in bathetic, ‘oh the humanity!’-type denouements that don’t make for particularly engaging ‘political’ cinema. In the mix we’ve got an Australian soap star with visa troubles, sleazy green card bigwig Ray Liotta , solemn and conflicted immigration enforcement officer Harrison Ford and a young Asian teen being indicted by the Feds for her history essay on the 9/11 attackers. Any one of these stories, if properly fleshed out and shorn of contrivance, would have made for a perfectly serviceable film. Instead, we have lots of hysterical little bits of nothing much.
Written by David Jenkins

Release Details

  • Rated:18
  • Release date:Friday 31 July 2009
  • Duration:113 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Wayne Kramer
  • Screenwriter:Wayne Kramer
  • Cast:
    • Harrison Ford
    • Ray Liotta
    • Ashley Judd
    • Alice Braga
    • Jim Sturgess
    • Cliff Curtis
    • Summer Bishil
    • Alice Eve
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