Leaving politics aside, Reyes' Purgatorio looks anew at the U.S/Mexico border and the people caught in it's spell. The evocative Dantesque essay film presents the border as a mythical exploring the vulnerability of the human soul, the violence man creates and the destruction left in its wake.
Daniel M. Gold, The New York Times
Beauty and brutality on two sides of a border.
Andrew Barker, Variety
A searing, horrifying, at times starkly beautiful documentary ode to the netherworlds surrounding the U.S. Mexico barrier.