Beyond Borders
Beyond Borders (2003)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: March 23, 2004
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14%
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User Score
73%



Critic Score: 14% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Beyond Borders is good-intentioned, but the use of human suffering as a backdrop for a romance comes across as sanctimonious and exploitative.

Mark Holcomb
Village Voice

It all becomes little more than feel-good-about- feeling-bad window dressing, like an issue of Utne Reader in Dolby Surround Sound.

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Stephanie Zacharek
Salon.com

A melodrama with pretensions to humanitarian generosity.

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Important issues buried in soap opera silliness.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

... an old-fashioned romance.

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Jen Chaney
Washington Post

Well-intentioned but astonishingly flat.

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Mark Collette
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)

...brutally haunting images ... in a setting where sappy dialogue evaporates like water.

James Berardinelli
ReelViews

An unconvincing melodrama that seems more interested in pushing an agenda and preaching than in developing legitimate, compelling characters.

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Libby Copeland
Washington Post

The premise of the movie deserves better.

Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 73% Flixster User Reviews
Bruce Bruce
This movie goes where others are afraid to go Show the lives of children in Africa. Clive Owen plays a take no Bull Shi^ from anybody and in the process falls… More
Dann Michalski
Beyond Borders is an overly political and melodramatic film that doesn't have much of a plot. The film follows a wealth socialite that feels compelled to… More
Carlos Magalhães
It is so incredibly shameful how the well-intentioned and promising first half about the misery in Africa gives place to a ridiculous and exploitative romance… More
Cameron Johnson
Fear not, foreigners trapped in horrible social and political turmoil, because Angelina Jolie is here to save you, as always! I love how this role of a… More
Aliyanto Latip
This will take you beyond your view about poverty and social worker matters but surely don't take you beyond your movie expectation!
Joseph Eastmond
A great romance, that has a beliveable connection between the leading roles.