You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

90 Miles

A dramatically risky take on the attempted flight of a family of Cubans to Miami that's mostly set aboard a raft, "90 Miles" has worthy political intentions, decent perfs and several intense moments, but the on-raft scenes are repetitive and attempts to liven things up by introducing standard ocean-going motifs look tacked-on.

With:
With: Alexis Valdes, Claudia Rojas, Jorge Herrera, Sergio Lucas, Enrique Molina, Daisy Granados, Joel Guillen, Emilio Aragon (Miliki).

A dramatically risky take on the attempted flight of a family of Cubans to Miami that’s mostly set aboard a raft, “90 Miles” has worthy political intentions, decent perfs and several intense moments, but the on-raft scenes are repetitive and attempts to liven things up by introducing standard ocean-going motifs (drug traffickers, shark) look tacked-on. Limited fest exposure is a possibility.

Rolando (Enrique Molina) and wife Josefa (Daisy Granados) are joined on a raft by their sons Luis (Sergio Lucas), David (Jorge Herrera) and his wife Maria (the statuesque Claudia Rojas), and their young son Albertico (Joel Guillen) and their taxi driver buddy, pistol-toting Alberto (Alexis Valdes). When they hit land only to discover that they have gone in a circle, things start to go badly wrong. The script, however, doesn’t deal effectively with the increasingly high emotional stakes as the characters die off one by one. Dialogue, which appears to be improvised, would have benefited from less pained abstractions and more information about their circumstances. The final sequence, with only two survivors, is authentically grueling. Valdes and Rojas stand out. High-profile Hispanic clown Emilio Aragon (Miliki) cameos.

90 Miles

Spain

Production: A Diorama release of a Sateco production. (International sales: Diorama, Madrid.) Produced by Enrique Salaberria, Miguel Angel Derqui. Directed by Francisco Rodriguez. Screenplay, Jorge Herrera.

Crew: Camera (color), Domingo Solano, Pablo Hernandez; editor, Alberto Garcia Triguero; music, Pedro Luis Martinez; art director, Gabriel Carrascal. Reviewed at Yelmo Cineplex Ideal, Madrid, June 5, 2005. Running time: 105 MIN.

With: With: Alexis Valdes, Claudia Rojas, Jorge Herrera, Sergio Lucas, Enrique Molina, Daisy Granados, Joel Guillen, Emilio Aragon (Miliki).

More Film

  • Juju Chan seen at the Los

    'Crouching Tiger' Actress Accuses Harvey Weinstein Asia Associate of Sexual Misconduct

    A dramatically risky take on the attempted flight of a family of Cubans to Miami that’s mostly set aboard a raft, “90 Miles” has worthy political intentions, decent perfs and several intense moments, but the on-raft scenes are repetitive and attempts to liven things up by introducing standard ocean-going motifs (drug traffickers, shark) look tacked-on. […]

  • 'Permanent' Review

    Film Review: 'Permanent'

    A dramatically risky take on the attempted flight of a family of Cubans to Miami that’s mostly set aboard a raft, “90 Miles” has worthy political intentions, decent perfs and several intense moments, but the on-raft scenes are repetitive and attempts to liven things up by introducing standard ocean-going motifs (drug traffickers, shark) look tacked-on. […]

  • Breakfast at Tiffanys

    HDNet Movies Announces 32-Day Oscar Marathon

    A dramatically risky take on the attempted flight of a family of Cubans to Miami that’s mostly set aboard a raft, “90 Miles” has worthy political intentions, decent perfs and several intense moments, but the on-raft scenes are repetitive and attempts to liven things up by introducing standard ocean-going motifs (drug traffickers, shark) look tacked-on. […]

  • Christopher Nolan Dunkirk

    How Christopher Nolan's 'Dunkirk' Team Captured the Sounds of Battle

    A dramatically risky take on the attempted flight of a family of Cubans to Miami that’s mostly set aboard a raft, “90 Miles” has worthy political intentions, decent perfs and several intense moments, but the on-raft scenes are repetitive and attempts to liven things up by introducing standard ocean-going motifs (drug traffickers, shark) look tacked-on. […]

  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Storms to Second-Biggest Thursday Preview Ever With $45 Million

    A dramatically risky take on the attempted flight of a family of Cubans to Miami that’s mostly set aboard a raft, “90 Miles” has worthy political intentions, decent perfs and several intense moments, but the on-raft scenes are repetitive and attempts to liven things up by introducing standard ocean-going motifs (drug traffickers, shark) look tacked-on. […]

  • Martin Ransohoff Dead: 'Cincinnati Kid' Producer

    Martin Ransohoff, Filmways Founder and 'Cincinnati Kid' Producer, Dies at 90

    A dramatically risky take on the attempted flight of a family of Cubans to Miami that’s mostly set aboard a raft, “90 Miles” has worthy political intentions, decent perfs and several intense moments, but the on-raft scenes are repetitive and attempts to liven things up by introducing standard ocean-going motifs (drug traffickers, shark) look tacked-on. […]

  • Will and grace Reboot NBC

    How Spanish-Language Media Fails to Recognize LGBT and Other Diverse Content (Guest Column)

    A dramatically risky take on the attempted flight of a family of Cubans to Miami that’s mostly set aboard a raft, “90 Miles” has worthy political intentions, decent perfs and several intense moments, but the on-raft scenes are repetitive and attempts to liven things up by introducing standard ocean-going motifs (drug traffickers, shark) look tacked-on. […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content