Raising Victor Vargas
- compiled by Jeffrey Overstreet Copyright Christianity Today International
- 2003 1 Jan
J. Robert Parks (The Phantom Tollbooth) writes, "Recalling other small films about kids growing up, like
Movieguide's critic calls it "a winsome character study of a Dominican Republic family living in New York City … a sweet romance." Although the characters' occasionally foul language draws a rebuke, the reviewer does argue that the film has "a light Christian worldview" because "a scene in a church appears to positively influence Victor."
Mainstream critics are praising the film as one of the year's best and most rewarding releases so far. You can scan their reviews here.