Upon Entry (2023) – Movie Review

In this relatively short drama, two people, trying to immigrate to the United States, find themselves getting interrogated at Newark Airport.


Community Rating: 75% (1 votes)

Read our Editorial Guidelines regarding how posts are written and rated and our use of affiliate links.


Title Card - Upon Entry (2023)

In this relatively short drama, two people, trying to immigrate to the United States, find themselves getting interrogated at Newark Airport.

Plot Summary

Read our Editorial Guidelines regarding how posts are written and rated and our use of affiliate links.

Diego and Elena are heading to Miami via Newark Airport, with plans to stay in the United States via Elena’s visa. However, at Newark Airport, they find themselves stopped and interrogated, mainly by an Agent Vasquez, whose questions may not only lead both to being deported but potentially splitting apart.

General Information

Director(s)

Juan Sebastian Vasquez, Alejandro Rojas

Screenplay By

Juan Sebastian Vasquez, Alejandro Rojas

Based On Work By

N/A

Distributor(s)

Tubi

Date Released

12/12/2023

How To Watch

Tubi

Genre(s)

DramaNon-English (Spanish)

Film Length

1 Hour 16 Minutes

Content Rating

Rated TV-MA

Noted Characters and Cast

Elena

Bruna Cusi

Diego

Alberto Ammann

Agent Vasquez

Laura Gomez

Content Rating Explanation

  • Dialog: Nothing Notable (Though Tubi says this is rated TV-MA for language)
  • Violence: Nothing Notable
  • Sexual Content: Nothing Notable
  • Miscellaneous: Nothing Notable

Character Descriptions

Please Note: This character guide is not an exhaustive list of every cast member, and character descriptions may contain what can be considered spoilers.

Elena (Bruna Cusi)

Elena (Bruna Cusi) questioning why she is being questioned and confused why she is being asked about certain things
Elena (Bruna Cusi) questioning why she is being questioned and confused about why she is being asked about certain things

A native of Spain, Elena is a dance teacher, formerly a professional dancer, who, with her civil union partner Diego, plans to move to the United States after she wins a visa lottery.

Diego (Alberto Ammann)

Diego (Alberto Ammann) talking to a stranger awkwardly
Diego (Alberto Ammann) talking to a stranger awkwardly

A native of Venezuela, Diego, has a background in urban planning but has had a hard time finding work in his field.

Agent Vasquez (Laura Gomez)

Agent Vasquez (Laura Gomez) doing a interrogation
Agent Vasquez (Laura Gomez) doing an interrogation

The lead agent who questions Elena and Diego upon entry into the United States. 

Review


Community Rating: 75% (1 votes)


Our Rating: Positive (Worth Seeing)

Highlights

How Everything Unravels

With being set up like a play, with minimal characters and sets, you are pushed to take note of the characters, what they say, their movement, and how the investigator handles them. This is especially true for Diego since he has secrets that even Elena isn’t aware of, and the more we’re told, the more it appears that, at best, he may get sent back to Spain and, at worst, he’ll get deported to his home country.

Watching this play out, and Elena trying to hide her shock for Diego’s sake, maybe her own dignity, gives you what almost feels like an Off-Broadway performance.

Good If You Like

  • Films with a small cast
  • Movies which are under 90 minutes
  • Movies that seem like play adaptations

Recommendations

Check out our movies page for our latest movie reviews and recommendations.


Where To Buy, Rent or Subscribe To Watch This:
 

Listed Under Categories: ,

Follow, Like and Subscribe


Upon Entry (2023) – Movie Review

Summary

With the feeling of an intense play, “Upon Entry” is an entertaining drama that forces you to take note of the performance due to there being an utter lack of gimmicks.

Overall
82%
82%
  • How Everything Unravels - 82%
    82%

Highlight(s)

  • How Everything Unravels

Disputable

  • N/A

What Would Your Rating Be?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.