Hostile Border (Pocha: Manifest Destiny) Reviews

April 21, 2016
McLaughlin, for whom this is her first feature-length screenwriting credit, gives her characters incisive dialogue that keeps the human relations front and center. She also knows the value of silence and its ability to convey fear, dread and loneliness.
April 17, 2016
It's the sort of movie that has a sense of authenticity to it, even if the circumstances themselves are tremendously dramatic. It's a strong, solid debut from Dwyer, and will hopefully serve as a calling card for him and his talented cast.
April 15, 2016
A strong visual sense, intriguing tempo and effective economy of words combine to make Hostile Border an above-average crime thriller.
April 15, 2016
Co-directors Dwyer and Kaitlin McLaughlin prove more adept at the first act's low-key character building than the action-movie showdowns they're building toward, but Claudia's use of a makeshift flamethrower late in the game is an unexpected joy.