South of the Border Reviews

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August 5, 2019
As an examination of the geopolitical intricacies of a South America, South of the Border is a fascinating work.
November 6, 2018
Stone achieves his goal of challenging the orthodoxy on Chávez and socialism in an engrossing and entertaining manner.
January 3, 2011
Having been conquered, liberated, invaded, beaten, killed and 'Christianized' for centuries, it is cheering to see the collective progress made by most South American countries in mapping their futures by governing themselves.
November 11, 2010
There is much still to uncover South of the Border and Stone has only sold us one side of it...with so much left to uncover South of the Border is missing it's edge.
November 11, 2010
SOUTH OF THE BORDER points to the need of a good contemporary study of South American political movement rather than actually filling that vacancy.
November 2, 2010
Worth watching, while keeping its bias in mind, as an introduction to the political events in South America during the last decade.
October 31, 2010
The DVD is chock-a-block with 90-minutes of extras [that] make a value-added package worth renting.
October 28, 2010
While it may sound dry on the surface, Stone packs his movie with enough provocative insights to keep the audience invested.
October 26, 2010
The film is one-sided, but it's a side rarely seen by U.S. audiences, most of whom get their news from sources including FOX, CNN and even The New York Times. (Stone skewers the lot.)
October 20, 2010
A missed opportunity to tell us more than Fox News is bias.
October 2, 2010
What's frustrating about the film is that even though it's clear Stone is making a number of valid and important points about both media manipulation and America's untoward political influence, he's also so obviously biased in his reporting.
September 30, 2010
Stone has a crucial, overlooked viewpoint to impart, but as a documentary filmmaker, his content and technique are not terribly engaging.
September 16, 2010
Oliver Stone proves himself to be the anti-Michael Moore; he speaks softly, understanding that it must be the voices of Chavez, Morales, Castro, et al, that resonate most profoundly.
August 5, 2010
Like the best of Stone's narrative fiction, South Of The Border is packed with big characters and epic storytelling. That this is non-fiction makes it all the more gripping.
August 3, 2010
[Lacks] the balance you'd expect in a documentary.
August 3, 2010
Risks alienating even those who instinctively side with [Stone's] political agenda.
August 2, 2010
At least Stone is getting a provocative alternative viewpoint across -- and in an engaging and entertaining way, too.
August 2, 2010
Stone is justifiably angry at America's clandestine interference in the domestic politics of its neighbours and at the media's collusion in demonising figures like Chavez.
August 2, 2010
It has plenty of value as a straightforward primer on a side of South American politics rarely given much coverage.
July 30, 2010
Disjointed, shallow, slim and skittish.
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