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Overall Rating
4.17

Awesome44.44%
Worth A Look: 38.89%
Average: 5.56%
Pretty Bad: 11.11%
Total Crap: 0%

2 reviews, 6 user ratings


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Border, The
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by Rob Gonsalves

"A restrained Nicholson, for once."
5 stars

If you want to see Jack Nicholson give a simple, compelling performance with absolutely no hambone antics, look no further than this underrated drama.

Nicholson plays a U.S. border patrolman so exhausted and demoralized that he jumps at the chance to do a good deed — finding and returning the baby of a young Mexican woman (Elpidia Carrillo). He butts heads with ditsy wife Valerie Perrine and corrupt coworker Harvey Keitel, and gets furious with both of them — yet, since Nicholson doesn’t overact, his anger is that much more effective.

The movie is “small,” with no extravagant themes and almost no action, but it commands our attention.

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originally posted: 04/15/07 07:35:20
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User Comments

7/21/14 KAlexander It can be a little slow 3 stars
4/30/13 D Anderson Realistic portrayl of a man that thinks for himself and eventually does the right thing. It 5 stars
1/28/12 D.H. An excellent, serious minded film. 5 stars
4/27/10 PAUL SHORTT MILDLY INTERESTING BUT SOLEMN 2 stars
4/15/07 Sommersby Nicholson gives a career-best performance in this flawed but colorful tale. 4 stars
9/04/04 T.B. It boring 2 stars
IF YOU'VE SEEN THIS FILM, RATE IT!
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USA
  12-Feb-1982 (R)
  DVD: 11-May-2004

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Australia
  02-May-1982




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