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Beyond Borders Reviews

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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
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.
Top Critic
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
October 27, 2003
... an old-fashioned romance.
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
October 25, 2003
An ambitious and moving film.
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
Bruce Kirkland
Jam! Movies
October 24, 2003
A passionate, if tragic, social-issue film.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Top Critic
Tom Long
Detroit News
October 24, 2003
Worth watching despite the miscues.
| Original Score: C+
Kit Bowen
October 24, 2003
Even though Beyond Borders certainly isn't the greatest love story ever told, the film still offers a plethora of fascinating, war-torn landscapes--and may inspire you to volunteer for the UN.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Sean O'Connell
Eclipse Magazine
October 24, 2003
Goes beyond the vanity project you'd think it to be.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Jon Niccum
Lawrence Journal-World
October 24, 2003
The tense action scenes work better than the implausible romance.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
William Arnold
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
October 23, 2003
A sobering two hours.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Top Critic
Scott Foundas
L.A. Weekly
October 23, 2003
It's easy to get caught up in the whole, soap-opera thrust of the thing.
Top Critic
October 23, 2003
A powerful, deeply moving film that takes you on a stirring journey straight to your heart.
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
October 14, 2010
Important issues buried in soap opera silliness.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5

Empire Magazine
December 30, 2006
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
Stephen Schaefer
Boston Herald
February 2, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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
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