Reactions & Reviews

Keep up to date on ILEGALES press, critical reaction, reviews, and commentary.

August 6th, 2010

Jezebel's Jenny Sauers has reviewed ILEGALES, and we couldn't be happier to share the review with you!
“ILEGALES is a stunning indie film about immigration, and the ways in which we need each other…With a talented ensemble cast, Ilegales — like Traffic — takes a view of the trade in drugs and people that is both panoramic and minutely specific. ILEGALES…isn’t about Mexican immigration into the United States as a political cause so much as it is about the lived experiences of these characters and the legal and social institutions they are forced to confront. The connections the characters have with one another at first seem abstract — kind of like the tenuous connection most white Americans feel with the immigrant labor that grows most of the food that reaches our tables and often as not buses the plates we eat it off. But a variety of Altman-esque links are revealed as the story progresses, and each revelation of interdependency raises the stakes. ILEGALES doesn’t have a U.S. distributor yet; but a more timely — and sincerely told — film could hardly be imagined.”

July 30th, 2010:

Cast members Shirley Rumierk and Luis Bordonada were interviewed on CNN Espanol! See the video below [SPANISH] or on

July 28th, 2010:

Blog "Progressive Pulse" calls Ilegales "a timely film" and interviews producer Jake Pokluda as well as cast members Shirley Rumierk and Luis Bordonada.

Check out the article at Progressive Pulse.

July 27th, 2010:

Telemundo (among others) carries our Associated Press article about Ilegales. It is available here [SPANISH].


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