Nero, a deported Mexican, returns illegally to the U.S in search of his identity. He joins the U.S army as a Green card soldier, a shortcut to citizenship. Lost in a maze, Nero fights to obtain his nationality.
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Choppily edited by Danielle Anezin, “Soy Nero” exposes Uncle Sam’s critical open wounds in a flawed manner while Ortiz’s performance served the film’s purpose without creating too much empathy. (2.5 stars)