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Beyond Borders Reviews

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Steven Snyder
Zertinet Movies
October 29, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 24, 2003
Beyond Borders has good intentions and wants to call attention to the plight of refugees, but what a clueless vulgarization it makes of its worthy motives.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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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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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
October 24, 2003
Beyond Borders invites ruminations about style over substance.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
October 24, 2003
An important and affecting story about relief workers gets buried under a syrupy romance.
| Original Score: C-
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
October 14, 2010
Important issues buried in soap opera silliness.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
October 16, 2003
By setting a 'thrilling romantic adventure,' to quote the film's press kit, against the backdrop of humanitarian efforts in war-torn lands, this production unwittingly crosses the line between entertainment and exploitation once too often.
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
October 24, 2003
Beyond Borders devotes more time to one person's nobility (Angelina Jolie's) than to a world of suffering, and the result is offensive.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
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-
Victoria Alexander
FilmsInReview.com
October 29, 2003
It is a rather callous, travelogue look at misery around the world.
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Brian Orndorf
Modamag.com
November 7, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
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
Rebecca Murray
About.com
October 22, 2003
What starts out with an interesting premise quickly deteriorates into a cockeyed political statement.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
October 24, 2003
A far-fetched romantic adventure.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
October 24, 2003
It's a big message that tries to appear in movie clothing. But, like a cow trying to wear a Brooks Brothers suit, the bad fit is fairly obvious.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Peter Sobczynski
Critic Doctor
October 23, 2003
'Beyond Borders' is one of those movies that takes an enormous tragedy and essentially reduces it to the level of a soap opera so that it can have a couple of big stars standing front-and-center swapping spit.
Emily Blunt
Blunt Review
October 24, 2003
What a beautiful film....I am not just talking about Jolie's usual exotic locals here...but two hours of watching Clive Owen all manly manned up...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
October 24, 2003
Never have we been forced to watch so many suffer needlessly for the sake of so few. And that's what makes this film reprehensible.
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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
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
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