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Beyond Borders

HD   R Closed Captioning

Martin Campbell

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About the Movie

Set against the backdrop of the world's most dangerous hot spots, this thrilling romantic adventure stars Academy Award winner Angelina Jolie as Sarah Jordan, a sheltered American socialite living in London. When she meets Nick Callahan (Clive Owen) a renegade doctor, his commitment to humanitarian efforts in war-torn nations moves her deeply. Driven by her passion for Nick and his life's work, Sarah risks everything to embark on a perilous journey that leads to the volatile far corners of the earth.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 102
  • Fresh: 14
  • Rotten: 88
  • Average Rating: 4.3/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Rotten: A far-fetched romantic adventure. – Claudia Puig, USA Today, Jun 24, 2010

Rotten: A melodrama with pretensions to humanitarian generosity. – Stephanie Zacharek,, Jul 7, 2010

Rotten: 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, Jun 24, 2010

Rotten: Beyond Borders is a film with its heart in the right place. Unfortunately, its head is stuck so far in the clouds that it dissolves into preachy do-gooder mush. – C.W. Nevius, San Francisco Chronicle, Jan 15, 2004

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Customer Reviews


I had picked up this movie on a whim at Blockbuster, not expecting it to have me glued to the TV screen 2 hours later. This film is absolutely wonderful, filled with love, action, and an awesome storyline. I became attached to Nick (Clive Owen) and couldn't help but fall in love with his character, too ... Angelina Jolie gives a rare performance, one where she isn't kicking someone else's butt (except Nick's, one time). Incredibly stunning and leaves you on edge until the very last moment. I would recommend this movie to anyone! Beware of the F word, though. Nick likes to use it frequently. :)

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I typically avoid films like this anticipating that I will walk away feeling lectured and (even worse) depressed. This is not that movie. The acting is out of this world. Clive Owen is is transcendent. Angelina gives a (surprisingly typical) great, deep, soulful performance. It is not perfect, but very close. It makes you want to run out and join the Peace Corps.

Prepare to be touched

I cannot put into words how much this film will move you. I usually am not inclined to watch movies like this for fear it will be like a daunting documentary. This is not the case. It truly leaves you changed, giving insight towards the people who dedicate their lives to help others regardless of politics or danger.

Beyond Borders
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  • $14.99
  • Genre: Romance
  • Released: 2003

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