Beyond Borders
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Martin Campbell directs the romantic adventure Beyond Borders. Angelina Jolie stars as Sarah Jordan, a American living with her wealthy British husband, Henry Bauford (Linus Roache), in London during the early '80s. At a charity benefit, she meets passionate relief worker Nick Callahan (Clive Owen), who chastises the rich people for not helping out the needy in war-torn countries. Sarah is quickly compelled to join his humanitarian cause to fight the famine in Ethopia. She then follows him to Cambodia, where they start up a love affair and Nick gets involved in an arms-smuggling operation… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 14%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It all becomes little more than feel-good-about- feeling-bad window dressing, like an issue of Utne Reader in Dolby Surround Sound."
‑ Mark Holcomb, Village Voice
"A melodrama with pretensions to humanitarian generosity."
‑ Stephanie Zacharek,
"Important issues buried in soap opera silliness."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"Beyond Borders trivializes the pain and suffering of actual people by reducing them to a backdrop for Hollywood twaddle."
‑ Daniel M. Kimmel, Worcester Telegram & Gazette
"While most movies insist on having 'plots,' this one boldly proceeds without one, flying in the face of convention."
‑ Eric D. Snider,
"... an old-fashioned romance."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"Well-intentioned but astonishingly flat."
‑ Jen Chaney, Washington Post
"...brutally haunting images ... in a setting where sappy dialogue evaporates like water."
‑ Mark Collette, Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
"Affecting moments appear sporadically in Beyond Borders, but they can't amend for the movie's lack of shame."
‑ Mark Palermo, Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
"Those expecting Jolie's character to end up feeding and clothing every indigent person on the planet might be surprised at the movie's toughness and refusal to compromise."
‑ Matt Brunson, Creative Loafing
"An unconvincing melodrama that seems more interested in pushing an agenda and preaching than in developing legitimate, compelling characters."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"The premise of the movie deserves better."
‑ Libby Copeland, Washington Post
"Se abordar os esforços humanitários ao redor do planeta é admirável, colocá-los em segundo plano para priorizar uma história de amor é mais do que frustrante; é imperdoável."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
""Beyond Borders" is a soap opera with its heart in the right place."
‑ Linda Cook, Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
"Beyond Borders should have been to relief efforts what Schindler's List was to the Holocaust. Or what Saving Private Ryan was to WWII."
‑ Mike McGranaghan, Aisle Seat
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