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The Wall of Mexico (2020)




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Don, a young handyman, is hired by the Aristas, a wealthy Mexican-American family with two outrageously decadent daughters. The source of the Aristas' wealth is a mystery to Don. Living in nearby Winfield, he soon learns tensions are high between the Aristas and the poor white townspeople, and that this has something to do with the Aristas' well, which Don is asked to guard at night. People are superstitious about the well. Don learns the Aristas are selling wellwater at alarming prices. Don becomes infatuated with the younger daughter, Tania. As the water level drops, possibly from theft, the situation comes to a boil, and the Aristas decide to build a massive wall.

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Critic Reviews for The Wall of Mexico

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (1)

On the whole... the film is well executed.

March 9, 2019 | Full Review…

There's a clever satirical conceit at the center of 'The Wall of Mexico,' but it's treated in so ponderous, pretentious and-especially at the end-preachy a fashion that the movie collapses under its own super-indulgent weight.

October 21, 2020 | Rating: C | Full Review…

The plot's pace is a bit slack, but the imagery and ideas maintain the interest and leave us thinking.

October 15, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

This unusual political allegory comes off a little heavy-handed and obvious, but the lush, honeyed cinematography balances the mood, and it emerges as an interesting, somewhat timely curiosity.

October 14, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Clever enough allegory...But then the filmmakers outsmart themselves with a clumsy, "the moral of our story" over-explained finale.

October 8, 2020 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

The Wall of Mexico manages to subtly discuss political issues without having to resort to over explaining its points which also raises the question as to how easily the events of the film could happen to anyone.

September 21, 2020 | Full Review…

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