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Beyond Borders Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
October 14, 2010
Important issues buried in soap opera silliness.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Mark Collette
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
September 20, 2004
...brutally haunting images ... in a setting where sappy dialogue evaporates like water.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
March 17, 2004
Se abordar os esforços humanitários ao redor do planeta é admirável, colocá-los em segundo plano para priorizar uma história de amor é mais do que frustrante; é imperdoável.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
January 1, 2004
Beyond Borders trivializes the pain and suffering of actual people by reducing them to a backdrop for Hollywood twaddle.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/5
Mark Palermo
The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
November 22, 2003
Affecting moments appear sporadically in Beyond Borders, but they can't amend for the movie's lack of shame.
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Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
November 17, 2003
"Beyond Borders" is a soap opera with its heart in the right place.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
Eric D. Snider
November 4, 2003
While most movies insist on having 'plots,' this one boldly proceeds without one, flying in the face of convention.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
November 4, 2003
Those expecting Jolie's character to end up feeding and clothing every indigent person on the planet might be surprised at the movie's toughness and refusal to compromise.
| Original Score: 3/4
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
November 2, 2003
Beyond Borders should have been to relief efforts what Schindler's List was to the Holocaust. Or what Saving Private Ryan was to WWII.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Tim Cogshell
Boxoffice Magazine
October 30, 2003
A silly movie made all the more silly by how much it wants not to be a silly movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Marshall Fine
Journal News (Westchester, NY)
October 30, 2003
The idea of people from the West, previously indifferent, who immerse themselves in sickness and war in an effort to make a difference has been explored less melodramatically in an ongoing story arc on TV's E.R.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Tony Toscano
Talking Pictures (U.S.)
October 30, 2003
It wavers like a child wanting to dive in to the deep end of a pool.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
Paul Povse
State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)
October 30, 2003
Beyond Borders can be wrenching and vigorously committed, but it's also occasionally tasteless and calculating. Think Doctor Zhivago with landmines.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
Victoria Alexander
October 29, 2003
It is a rather callous, travelogue look at misery around the world.
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Scott Warren
Premiere Magazine
October 28, 2003
This pop nugget of McHistory, for all of its aspirations to sermonize, never elevates beyond a simplistic morality tale of, well, black and white.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Bruce Feld
Film Journal International
October 28, 2003
Beyond Borders is one of those rare big-budget films that has something of vital importance to say about the real world, and pulls no punches saying it.
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
October 28, 2003
It would all be perfectly ridiculous if it werenÕt so gosh-darn moving, in that Hollywood way that makes you hate yourself for crying, hand me another Kleenex, dammit.
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Mark Holcomb
Village Voice
October 28, 2003
It all becomes little more than feel-good-about- feeling-bad window dressing, like an issue of Utne Reader in Dolby Surround Sound.
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
October 27, 2003
By the time the closing credits come up, you're left with the unshakable feeling that things might have been a tad better off if all involved had scrapped this terrible film and instead donated the multimillion-dollar budget to charity.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
October 27, 2003
The chemistry between Jolie and Clive Owen is close to nil.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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