From the director of About a Boy comes A BETTER LIFE -- a touching, poignant, multi-generational story about a father's love and the lengths a parent will go to give his child the opportunities he never had.
- Chris Weitz
- Eric Eason
- Demian Bichir, Jose Julian, Dolores Heredia, Joaquin Cosio, Carlos Linares
It's generic and small but manages to reel you in and surprise you with its grimness.Wesley Morris, Boston Globe, 07.14.2011
"A Better Life" might not change any minds about immigration policy, but it illuminates the conversation with context, compassion and understanding.Ann Hornaday, Washington Post, 07.14.2011
The film's trajectory is rather predictable, but then so was the story told by "The Bicycle Thief." But the performances are pitch perfect...Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times, 07.07.2011
Once you get past the cliched Spanglish dialogue and the sentimental tone of the early acts, "A Better Life" settles down into something both involving and moving.Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel, 06.26.2011