6.6/10
5,249
39 user 30 critic

Frontera (2014)

PG-13 | | Drama, Western | 31 July 2014 (USA)
Trailer
7:35 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Video

A former Arizona sheriff's wife is killed while riding on their ranch property. It would appear a Mexican man illegally crossing into the US is at fault. As the former and the current sheriff search for answers, lives are changed forever.

Director:

1 win. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Homesman (2014)
Drama | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Three women who have been driven mad by pioneer life are to be transported across the country by covered wagon by the pious, independent-minded Mary Bee Cuddy, who in turn employs low-life drifter George Briggs to assist her.

Director: Tommy Lee Jones
Stars: Tommy Lee Jones, Hilary Swank, Grace Gummer
Sweetwater (2013)
Thriller | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

In the late 1800s, a fanatical religious leader, a renegade Sheriff, and a former prostitute collide in a blood triangle on the rugged plains of the New Mexico Territory.

Directors: Logan Miller, Noah Miller
Stars: Ed Harris, January Jones, Jason Isaacs
The Retrieval (2013)
Drama | History | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

On the outskirts of the U.S. Civil War, a boy is sent north by his bounty hunter gang to retrieve a wanted man.

Director: Chris Eska
Stars: Ashton Sanders, Tishuan Scott, Keston John
Mystery | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Through a hidden path a lone rider reaches a little town high up in the Alpes. Nobody knows where the stranger comes from, nor what he wants there. But everyone knows that they don't want him to stay.

Director: Andreas Prochaska
Stars: Sam Riley, Tobias Moretti, Paula Beer
The Salvation (2014)
Drama | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

In 1870s America, a peaceful American settler kills his family's murderer which unleashes the fury of a notorious gang leader. His cowardly fellow townspeople then betray him, forcing him to hunt down the outlaws alone.

Director: Kristian Levring
Stars: Mads Mikkelsen, Eva Green, Eric Cantona
Cold in July (2014)
Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

When a protective father meets a murderous ex-con, both need to deviate from the path they are on as they soon find themselves entangled in a downwards spiral of lies and violence while having to confront their own inner psyche.

Director: Jim Mickle
Stars: Michael C. Hall, Sam Shepard, Don Johnson
Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Forced to sell his family ranch to developers, a financially strapped but proud senior citizen, finally meets his grandson and gets involved with drug dealers.

Director: Emilio Aragón
Stars: Robert Duvall, Jeremy Irvine, Angie Cepeda
Once Fallen (2010)
Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

The hardest part about moving on is saying goodbye.

Director: Ash Adams
Stars: Brian Presley, Taraji P. Henson, Amy Madigan
Run All Night (2015)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Mobster and hit man Jimmy Conlon has one night to figure out where his loyalties lie: with his estranged son, Mike, whose life is in danger, or his longtime best friend, mob boss Shawn Maguire, who wants Mike to pay for the death of his own son.

Director: Jaume Collet-Serra
Stars: Liam Neeson, Ed Harris, Joel Kinnaman
Son of a Gun (2014)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

JR busts out of prison with Brendan Lynch, Australia's most notorious criminal, and joins Lynch's gang for a gold heist that soon pits the two men against one another.

Director: Julius Avery
Stars: Ewan McGregor, Brenton Thwaites, Alicia Vikander
Black Sea (2014)
Adventure | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

In order to make good with his former employers, a submarine captain takes a job with a shadowy backer to search the depths of the Black Sea for a submarine rumored to be loaded with gold.

Director: Kevin Macdonald
Stars: Jude Law, Scoot McNairy, Ben Mendelsohn
The Gunman (2015)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A sniper on a mercenary assassination team, kills the minister of mines of the Congo. Terrier's successful kill shot forces him into hiding. Returning to the Congo years later, he becomes the target of a hit squad himself.

Director: Pierre Morel
Stars: Sean Penn, Idris Elba, Jasmine Trinca
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Roy
...
Miguel
...
Paulina
...
Olivia
...
Sheriff Randall Hunt
...
Jose
...
Abuelo
Tenaya Torres ...
Nana
...
Sean
...
Brad
...
Kevin
...
Flora
...
Angelica
...
Kaye
...
Carl
Edit

Storyline

A former Arizona sheriff's wife is killed while riding on their ranch property. It would appear a Mexican man illegally crossing into the US is at fault. As the former and the current sheriff search for answers, lives are changed forever.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Western

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence including a sexual assault, and brief strong language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

| |  »

Country:

Language:

| |

Release Date:

31 July 2014 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Serhed  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$10,962 (USA) (5 September 2014)

Gross:

$59,306 (USA) (10 October 2014)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2:40
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Amy Madigan portrayed Peggy Guggenheim in the film Pollock alongside Ed Harris' Jackson Pollock. In Pollock the two were love interests. In Frontera, their characters are husband and wife. See more »

Quotes

Brad: [shooting to scare] Sure hope I don't miss and hit one.
See more »

Soundtracks

Peer Pressure
Written by Chronis/Berrier/Nelson/Gajadar/Gray
Performed by Mason featuring Champagne Champagne
Courtesy of Hot Streak Music BV/LDA
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Very well done stuff, excellent acting, rich plot, vivid locations shooting
21 January 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Frontera (2014)

Part of me says: any movie that helps our understanding of the real illegal immigration situation from Mexico should be watched. This does that.

The problem is made immediate and intimate, and you are meant to understand both sides of the issue. It also avoids for awhile the sensationalism of lots of these cross- border dramas. A young man crosses into Arizona in one of those remote areas where it seems possible to sneak through and walk away. Some American kids taking pot shots at him with a high powered rifle end up accidentally killing an American woman on her horse (she falls off when the horse is spooked) and the immigrant becomes the main suspect.

This all happens early in the movie, and it is the dead woman's husband, played by Ed Harris, who holds up the other half of the movie. We follow then the Mexican (played by Michael Peña) as he flees and encounters "justice" (and later his wife, played by Eva Longoria arrives to help him). And we follow Harris who steadfastly digs into what really happened.

So there is plenty of drama here (one reviewer on rotten tomatoes said this had no drama, and that is completely false—just wait until you get to the coyotes kidnapping people). And yet there is a sense of balance, that there are good guys and bad guys and misapprehensions on both sides. You might say this makes the movie too balanced, so it lacks punch, but instead I think it has depth, which is better.

It's imperfect, for sure, as things get wrapped up and plots become increasingly intertwined. But overall I found it strong and well intentioned. And well acted, set in some genuine looking arroyos and deserts (it was filmed in New Mexico).


4 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Who was the shooter? kristalcoy
Looks Great, Release Date? fletc47
This actress 'Eva Longoria' Is Going to Be A Star rsmith12345
Beautiful Movie adamsdabratt
Shooter cammbs
So the smugglers were muslim ? topsail33-1
Discuss Frontera (2014) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?