Review: La Mission

Benjamin Bratt stars in an intimate character study masquerading as a Latino family drama.

Benjamin Bratt in LA MISSION.

La Mission, which screened at the USA Film Festival on Wednesday night before opening in select area theaters today, is the type of subtle and nuanced piece that falls short of greatness but still provides worthwhile viewing. Much of the credit goes to Peter Bratt, the star’s brother, who wrote, directed and co-produced with Benjamin. The narrative unfolds at a relaxed pace, and director Bratt allows individual scenes to breathe deeply without rushing into the emotions.

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