A Better Life

Lists: Drama

Brief Synopsis: "A gardener in East L.A. struggles to keep his son away from gangs and immigration agents while traveling across town to perform landscaping work for the city's wealthy landowners."

Overall Ranking: 768 (Rank from 2011: # 30)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 33.33%
Regular 66.67%
Half-Popped 0%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Reviewer Rating Review Secondary Ratings
David Baruffi97(full review)
Gorgon Reviews80(full review)
Lisa Marie Bowman65 - A well-made film that struggles underneath the weight of its own good intentions.
(full review)

People Involved

  • Demi├ín Bichir (Carlos Riquelme)
  • Nancy Lenehan (Mrs. Donnely)
  • Tim Griffin (Charlie)
  • Olivia Presley (Rude busrider (as Olivia Guerrero))
  • Eddie Piolin Sotelo ()
  • Chris Weitz (Director)