Terraferma

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Released 2011

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Director:
Emanuele Crialese
Released:
2011
Rating:
R
An Italian fisherman and his family become caught between the law of the land and the law of the sea when he helps a group of illegal immigrants stranded on an overburdened raft.

Metacritic Score

  • 60

    Time Out New York David Fear

    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-wrin...

  • 50

    Slant Magazine Tomas Hachard

    Its self-seriousness never allows it to become the realist counterpoint to Aki Kaurismäki's tragicomic approach in Le Havre that one initially hopes it will be.

  • 50

    The New York Times Nicolas Rapold

    As Terraferma tightens its focus on a courageous resolution of tough issues, too much nuance is jettisoned along the way.

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