Frontera | reviewed by: William O'Donnell | November 21, 2014
entertainment value
Dark. Upsetting. A rare, sympathetic view of Mexicans entering America, albeit melodramatic at points. Stirs a lot of angry feelings.
genre Drama
synopsis After crossing the border illegally for work, Miguel, a hard-working father and devoted husband, finds himself wrongfully accused of murdering a former sheriff’s wife. After learning of his imprisonment, Miguel’s pregnant wife tries to come to his aid and lands in the hands of corrupt coyotes who hold her for ransom. Dissatisfied with the police department’s investigation, the former sheriff tries to uncover the truth about his wife’s death and discovers disturbing evidence that will destroy one family’s future, or tear another’s apart.
lead actors Ed Harris | Eva Longoria | Michael Peña | Amy Madigan | Kristen Rakes | Seth Adkins | Lora Martinez-Cunningham | Mia Stallard | Julio Cedillo | Matthew Page | Dylan Kenin | Aden Young | Michael Ray Escamilla | Daniel Zacapa | Tenaya Torres | Evan Adrian | Tony Ford | Michelle Rios | Lorél Medina | Marilyn Rising | Matthew Page | Julio Cedillo | Julio Cedillo
director Michael Berry