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Desierto (2016)

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Critic Consensus: Desierto's thought-provoking themes and refreshing perspective are unfortunately offset by a predictable plot and thinly written characters.

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What begins as a hopeful journey to seek a better life becomes a harrowing and primal fight for survival when a deranged, rifle-toting vigilante chases a group of unarmed men and women through the treacherous U.S.-Mexican border. In the harsh, unforgiving desert terrain, the odds are stacked firmly against them as they continuously discover there's nowhere to hide from the unrelenting, merciless killer.

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Butch McCain
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All Critics (78) | Top Critics (18)

Give "Desierto" credit for this: There has never been a more appropriate time for a tense thriller about Mexican immigrants avoiding the murderous advances of a gun-wielding American lunatic.

October 15, 2016 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
indieWire
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A generic thriller that happens to be wrapped in political packaging. That packaging is sometimes more interesting than the thrills themselves.

October 15, 2016 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
Los Angeles Times
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Subtlety sits this one out.

October 14, 2016 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
Chicago Sun-Times
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Ugly and ham-fisted where it should be exciting and edifying, "Desierto" comes up short both as blood-soaked entertainment and as a blood-stirring polemic.

October 14, 2016 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
RogerEbert.com
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There's been a surprisingly wide range of works with extra weight in a deeply polarized year. Desierto is the nastiest of them all, but it's also the shallowest.

October 14, 2016 | Full Review…
The Atlantic
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It's not particularly nuanced. In fact, its lack of nuance is its most distinguishing characteristic.

October 13, 2016 | Full Review…
Wall Street Journal
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