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Beyond Borders Reviews

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
October 27, 2003
... an old-fashioned romance.
October 27, 2003
Despite all the drawbacks, this movie mostly worked for me.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
October 26, 2003
An unconvincing melodrama that seems more interested in pushing an agenda and preaching than in developing legitimate, compelling characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Stephanie Zacharek
Salon.com
October 26, 2003
A melodrama with pretensions to humanitarian generosity.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
October 25, 2003
It was sheer drudgery to sit through two hours of this offensive slop.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
October 25, 2003
An ambitious and moving film.
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
October 24, 2003
Ambitious and morally complex, yet ultimately shallow. As a result, it falls short of pleasing lovers of serious cinema, while also alienating the happily-ever-after crowd.
| Original Score: 68/100
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Jen Chaney
Washington Post
October 24, 2003
Well-intentioned but astonishingly flat.
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Libby Copeland
Washington Post
October 24, 2003
The premise of the movie deserves better.
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
October 24, 2003
A far-fetched romantic adventure.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Ken Fox
TV Guide
October 24, 2003
A cheesy romance tricked up in cheap sanctimony.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
October 24, 2003
To imagine that there are those who would scoff at the idea that fashion cares! As Beyond Borders demonstrates with such lavish sensitivity, fashion cares like nothing else. When it comes to giving up food, fashion practically spews concern.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Phoebe Flowers
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
October 24, 2003
Dull and sanctimonious.
| Original Score: 1/4
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Erik Lundegaard
Seattle Times
October 24, 2003
It's an inspiring story. I just wish a better movie accompanied it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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C.W. Nevius
San Francisco Chronicle
October 24, 2003
Beyond Borders is a film with its heart in the right place. Unfortunately, its head is stuck so far in the clouds that it dissolves into preachy do-gooder mush.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
October 24, 2003
You'll probably laugh your way through this immediate guilty pleasure, but you'll also get hooked by it.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Timothy Knight
Reel.com
October 24, 2003
A poor man's version of a David Lean-style romantic epic, Beyond Borders has reportedly been in development for years. Perhaps it needed to stay there a little longer.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
October 24, 2003
Skip Beyond Borders and write a check to the Red Cross or Doctors Without Borders.
| Original Score: 2/4
Gary Thompson
Philadelphia Daily News
October 24, 2003
The problems of three little people don't amount to a hill of beans, etc. Yet the hill of beans, incredibly, is what Beyond Borders is all about.
Steve Schneider
Orlando Weekly
October 24, 2003
[A] message-lite stinker.
| Original Score: 2/5
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