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|Beyond Borders |
Full Screen Edition
Actors: Clive Owen, Angelina Jolie, Linus Roache, Teri Polo, Noah Emmerich
Director: Martin Campbell
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Mystery & Suspense, Military & War
WHILE ATTENDING A FUNDRAISING GALA, SARAH, A NAIVE, MARRIED AMERICAN SOCIALITE LIVING IN ENGLAND, WITNESSES A FIERY PLEADELIVERED BY DR NICK CALLAHAN. HIS PLEA MADE ON BEHALF OG IMPOVERISHED AFRICAN CHILDREN UNDER HIS CARE... more »
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Wayne F. (WWIIpfc) from COLORADO SPGS, CO
Reviewed on 4/16/2014...
This could have happened; it was very real. It wouldn't be a good movie to go to sleep with. However, at my age I still prefer a happy ending.
Rebecca C. (sweetooth) from COLCHESTER, IL
Reviewed on 9/30/2010...
If it weren't for swearing Clive Owen would barely have any lines. He's a hot smoldering doctor working in tne third world to save poor starving Africans and Asians and of course his name is Nick-in real life I'm sure all the M.D.'s in Doctor's Without Borders look like this and have hot names (no Larry King lookalikes named Marvin!) Anjelina is a spoiled rich woman who develops a need to get personally involved in the work and not just give away money. Funny how she always ends up where hot sexy Nick is and although she's married they can't resist each other. Of course. Sadly, the poverty stricken, malnourished people-homeless and suffering from war and disease- are props used in the background for these two underwear models to look pretty. They probably didn't intend for the movie to come out this way, but I found the whole thing disgusting.
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Good Movie, Weak Focus
Grady Harp | Los Angeles, CA United States | 03/26/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"BEYOND BORDERS doesn't seem to know where it is going as a movie: an international love affair, a poster film for the courage of the human soul, a documentary, a promotional film for Angelina Jolie's laudable contributions to global charity, a study of the mismanagement of fundraising and fund disbursement for the victims of famine, starvation and war around the globe, etc etc. If you can get past the need to hone in on a single concept then there is plenty to like about this movie. For once Jolie is able to play a woman obsessed with aiding the unfortunate instead of towering above all others as a fictive comic book character. And there are truly fine performances by Clive Owen (wholly commited to his role as a physician for the masses), Linus Roache, Teri Polo, and Noah Emmerich and of course minor roles played with aplomb by actors from the various locales needing aid - Ethiopia, Cambodia, Chechnya etc. This film has the appearance of a Blockbuster in style and execution, but its real importance is in its depiction of the suffering that covers the globe. In a very touching passage physician Clive Owen addresses the quiet courage of the people in extremis and at that point the message of the movie is driven home with great impact. Recommended."
Expand your mind Beyond Borders
Amanda | North America | 10/27/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a quality film, something that is harder and harder to find these days! "Beyond Borders" tells the story of a privileged American, Sarah, who's married to a wealthy Brit. At a benefit dinner one night, Sarah was so moved by an outspoken relief- worker doctor that she decided to travel to his aid camp in Ethiopia. From there, we see the story of several years of her life unfold. She travels between her comfortable life in London and the gritty world of aid camps in Ethiopia, Cambodia, and Chechnya. The visuals in this film were amazing, and the story of life in the aid camps were gritty and certainly not sugarcoated. It was interesting and enlightening to see this world and I'd say the filmmakers did a nice job of educating the audience without being didactic. The entire film was tied together with a love story, which was ordinary, although it provided some action, adventure, and suspense in the film. Angelina Jolie did quite well in this film (aside from her sometimes irritating blank stares and her oversized lips). I wasn't sure I could really take her seriously in such a serious role, but actually she really did quite well and fit the part nicely. Overall, this is a quality film. But be warned... it's not for those who like sugarcoated, feel-good, airheaded pieces of work (in other words, the majority of Americans who will be going to see Texas Chainsaw Massacre instead). I was glad I went and certainly took something out of it. It's one of those few movies that is actually worth seeing in the theatre."
Lady Croft does it again
Patrick | Wisconsin, USA | 10/25/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Angelina Jolie in this movie reminded me of Barbra Streisand's role in "The Way We Were." She's desperately fighting for a cause she believes in and falls in love at the same time. The images in this movie are frightening and really calls attention to the help these poor people need. Roger Ebert said in his review that the reason Angelina Jolie's character is even involved is because of her crush on the handsome doctor. I disagree. He opens her eyes to the problem but the whole reason why she goes to Africa is to help. Not to get a date. Angelina's performance is wonderful. You really believe she is a woman who wants to live her life to help others. Perhaps that is because she actually is that way in real life. She is a woman to truly be admired. However, the one thing I didn't like about this movie is the story leaps forward too much. At one point it goes forward four whole years and you have no idea what happened during that time. It keeps doing this. The scene where a baby is given a grenade is incredible. If only the scenes were tied together and the story played out more smoothly it would have made for the perfect movie."