Beyond The Reach Reviews
June 5, 2019
The Reach's entertainment value is just as dry and empty as its vast desert location.
June 3, 2019
There is simply not enough logic or motivation to explain the film's second half, and it completely destroys the relatively promising work undertaken in the first.
May 4, 2019
Douglas's Gordon Wakko wealthy-bastard schtick keeps Beyond The Reach from getting trapped in an all too familiar game of cat-and-mouse.
April 5, 2019
Beyond the Reach has a ripped from the headlines topicality, but unfortunately this plodding thriller consistently fails to engage.
October 30, 2017
The execution is so good it's easy to forgive it its improbabilities.
June 14, 2016
While Lonetti's film is never less than ridiculous, it forgets to also be fun.
May 23, 2016
As it stands, it's simply a relentlessly brutal chase through a parched landscape that does little more than remind us that California is in the midst of its worst drought in something like six centuries.
December 21, 2015
Douglas' gun-crazy businessman is both fascinating and hilariously creepy, carrying the film from start to finish. It's unceasingly daft, utterly implausible and shamelessly fun.
December 18, 2015
Things go way off track at the end, but the always game Douglas gleefully chews up the scenery and has a riot delivering some jaw-droppingly bad lines. This is a film you need to see with a big, lusty audience so you can yell at the screen at the end.
November 12, 2015
Gordon Gekko in the desert Southwest. There's really no other way to describe this sparse but ultimately rather silly B-movie thriller.
November 5, 2015
Elevated by its sense of humor, which is connected to its political conscience: Dressed like Donald Rumsfeld playing cowboy, in a black vest, blue shirt and big hat, Michael Douglas finds economic reasons to justify his decision to commit murder.
October 9, 2015
With a spectacular setting and two solid actors on-screen, this thriller builds enough solid suspense to distract the audience from the implausible premise.
September 19, 2015
The truth is that Beyond the Reach isn't actually a cat-and-mouse game about predator and prey. It's about the cat watching the mouse die.
August 5, 2015
Beyond the Reach is a messy patchwork of potential, but the conclusion takes such a leap into the totally batshit that you're kind of left asking; 'what the hell did I just watch?!?'
August 3, 2015
Dreary in the extreme, enlivened not one bit by Douglas's myriad character quirks, which run the gamut from driving an espresso machine-equipped off-road vehicle to doing a bizarre impression of WALL-E.
August 2, 2015
Irvine works hard, but the film is content to let his torso do most of the talking.
July 31, 2015
An ending so breathtakingly, eye-rubbingly stupid, it's almost worth the admission price.
July 31, 2015
A lean, mean action thriller let down only by a deeply predictable ending.