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The Infiltrators (2020)



Critic Consensus: The Infiltrators takes a unique stylistic approach to an important topic, leaving audiences with a viewing experience that demands -- and rewards -- attention.

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The Infiltrator is a docu-thriller that tells the true story of young immigrants who are detained by Border Patrol and thrown into a shadowy for-profit detention center -- on purpose. Marco and Viri are members of the National Immigrant Youth Alliance, a group of radical DREAMers who are on a mission to stop unjust deportations. And the best place to stop deportations, they believe, is in detention. However, when Marco and Viri attempt a daring reverse 'prison break,' things don't go according to plan. By weaving together documentary footage of the real infiltrators with re-enactments of the events inside the detention center, THE INFILTRATORS tells an incredible and thrilling true story in a genre-defying new cinematic language.

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Chelsea Rendon
as Viridiana
Vik Sahay
as Ashan
Jason Stuart
as Agent Jensen
Manuel Uriza
as Claudio
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Critic Reviews for The Infiltrators

All Critics (31) | Top Critics (11)

I found it a little unwieldy in the going back-and-forth between the reenactments and the actual people, but I think it's great achievement is that it puts a human face on these immigrants and detainees that we often read about in headlines.

May 29, 2020 | Full Review…

Absorbing and timely. I thought it was really great.

May 29, 2020 | Full Review…

You see that these kids have so much potential to really be great leaders in this country, [but] many of them can't even go to college and so they are using their energy here. It's really spectacular that they're doing that.

May 29, 2020 | Full Review…

In our current moment, "The Infiltrators" shows people making the best of a bad situation and finding ways to move forward both as individuals and toward greater common goals.

May 5, 2020 | Full Review…

I don't pretend to have the answers here, but I know the issue isn't being dealt with honestly in this country, and I see a film like "The Infiltrators" as an important tool in reframing the conversation.

May 3, 2020 | Full Review…

A flawed but important film with a great one straining to break free.

May 1, 2020 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

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