Bordertown Reviews

September 20, 2019
[Muni's] performance, on the whole, is a typical Muni performance -- being vigorous, simple, unaffected and believable. He is one of those rare actors whose talents don't seem to be thrown pell-mell into the very teeth of the camera.
September 20, 2019
If you can forget some of the details (like Soledad Jiménez being the only authentic Hispanic person in the film), you will leave this film satisfied. [Full Review in Spanish]
September 20, 2019
Beautifully shot by Tony Gaudio, well acted, grippingly directed, the film makes acutely acerbic points about privilege and prejudice; but typically of Warners in its social conscience mode, settles in the end for the status quo.
September 16, 2019
"Bordertown" otherwise manages to impale the spectator's attention before the picturesque and somewhat hysterical materials of the story.
September 16, 2019
Finish is phoney, but it can't hurt the previous good work. Casting throughout the film, which is also well written [from a novel by Carrol Graham] and paced, is exceptionally good.
August 6, 2019
The role of Johnny is one of those tense, slightly overwrought characterizations in which Paul Muni excels.
June 7, 2019
Noteworthy for another of Bette Davis' portrayals of a pathological hussy. She steals the picture away from Paul Muni.
April 5, 2011
Bordertown packs a stinging punch, chiefly because of Muni's frantic portrayal and Davis' extraordinary theatrics.