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      No Turning Back

      R Released Jul 26, 2001 1h 28m Drama List
      60% Tomatometer 10 Reviews 40% Audience Score 50+ Ratings Mexican literature professor Pablo Fernandez (Jesus Nebot) has lost his wife and home in a hurricane. With nothing left in Mexico for him, he decides to take his daughter, Cristina (Chelsea Rendon), and sneak into America. He finds work as a tomato picker, but when he gets into a car accident that leaves a child dead, he goes on the run from the law. With the help of Soid (Lindsay Price), a documentary filmmaker, Pablo and his daughter try to escape across the border into Canada. Read More Read Less

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      Michael Rechtshaffen Hollywood Reporter A well-intentioned study of illegal immigration and its various social ramifications ultimately trips over a tangle of clunky scripting. Jul 1, 2003 Full Review Kevin Crust Los Angeles Times The filmmakers simply don't possess the skills to bring off a drama that can support serious themes, thus trivializing the very concerns they are trying to bring attention to. Rated: 1.5/5 Jun 12, 2003 Full Review Film Threat Rated: 4/5 Dec 6, 2005 Full Review Ryan Cracknell Movie Views No Turning Back is intense at its core, looking at not just the tough choices we make but the process that goes into making them. May 12, 2004 Full Review Mark Athitakis Filmcritic.com It bolts out of the blocks tugging a crate full of bricks, two wrecking balls, and a cruise-ship anchor. Rated: 2/5 Apr 13, 2004 Full Review Glenn Whipp Los Angeles Daily News Can be heavy-handed at times and the quality of the acting is all over the map. But the dilemmas depicted are real and they feel real, which gives the film a hard-edged poignancy. Rated: 2.5/4 Jun 13, 2003 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member Not a Bad film, Found it to be an interesting story about a Immigrate from Honduras who while driving his bosses truck hits a little girl on a bicycle and leaves the scene because he has no license. So starts the story of him on the run with his daughter. Vernee Watson-Johnson does a great job playing the hard ass black female detective with a chip on her shoulder and a point to prove. Don't expect a happy ending cause the Shi* cloud follows Pablo right to the bitter end. Its worth the watch and also worth 3 1/2 stars Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/23/23 Full Review Audience Member The filmmakers simply don't possess the skills to bring off a drama that can support serious themes, thus trivializing the very concerns they are trying to bring attention to. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/25/23 Full Review Audience Member [font=Arial Black][img]http://us.movies1.yimg.com/movies.yahoo.com/images/hv/photo/movie_pix/innovation/no_turning_back/_group_photos/chelsea_rendon1.jpg[/img][/font] [font=Arial Black]Plot: This is the story of an illegal Honduran immigrant living in the U.S., Pablo Fernandez (Nebot), working on a tomato farm, who gets in trouble when he accidentally hits a girl with his employer's truck. Deciding to try to escape the law, Pablo goes on the run with his young daughter, Christina (Rendon), but as the title says there is "no turning back." As he flees, his experience is recorded in print and on video by a mysterious "guerrilla journalist" (Price), who also helps him hide from his pursuers. [/font] [font=Arial Black][/font] [font=Arial Black]Review: No Turning Back is an independent movie dat wasn't really too much fun to watch. The story is original but the writing was horrible and the direction to the movie wasn't good at all. The acting was the worst, it was really annoying me thru out the whole movie, maybe it was the script dat should take most of the blame, it was bad. The dialogue was soooo cheesy, it was unintentionally funny. The chase scene where Pablo (Jesus Nebot) is being chase by a cop, whose on bike is probably the worst chase scene in a movie ever, the cop falls off his bike then he starts chasing him on foot goin like a top speed of 10MPH, dat was so unintentionally funny, they were going slow-mo without the slow-mo effect. I think this movie in the hands of a good writer and director, it would be a really great movie. Jesus Nebot, stars and co-directs this film, and i guess he did his best in both departments, but it wasn't good enuff, obviously. It's an original and great issue but the bad writing and acting really kill this movie. The movie has some touching moments, alittle overly dramatic and cheesy and the end was pretty good too. I wouldn't recommend seeing this.[/font] Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 02/25/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Mexican literature professor Pablo Fernandez (Jesus Nebot) has lost his wife and home in a hurricane. With nothing left in Mexico for him, he decides to take his daughter, Cristina (Chelsea Rendon), and sneak into America. He finds work as a tomato picker, but when he gets into a car accident that leaves a child dead, he goes on the run from the law. With the help of Soid (Lindsay Price), a documentary filmmaker, Pablo and his daughter try to escape across the border into Canada.
      Director
      Julia Montejo, Jesus Nebot
      Producer
      Jesus Nebot
      Screenwriter
      Julia Montejo, Jesus Nebot, Chris Sablan
      Distributor
      Innovation Film Group
      Production Co
      Zokalo Entertainment
      Rating
      R
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jul 26, 2001, Original
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Oct 28, 2020
      Runtime
      1h 28m
      Sound Mix
      Dolby SR
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