Hostile Border

 (74)1 h 23 min2016R
When she's deported to México, Claudia must choose between reconciling with her estranged father or partnering with a dangerous smuggler to return to the U.S.
Directors
Michael DwyerKaitlin McLaughlin
Starring
Veronica SixtosRoberto UrbinaJulio Cedillo
Genres
WesternActionDrama
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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Supporting actors
Jorge A. JimenezJesse GarciaMaria Del Carmen Farias
Producers
Alicia DwyerRoberto UrbinaJesse GarciaTom XiaBrittany FarrLJ Kim
Studio
Samuel Goldwyn Films
Rating
R (Restricted)
Content advisory
Alcohol usefoul languagenuditysexual contentsmokingviolence
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3.9 out of 5 stars

74 global ratings

  1. 44% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 25% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 17% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 5% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 8% of reviews have 1 stars
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Lady ReaderReviewed in the United States on January 23, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
A Decent Movie! But, Not A Western Movie!!
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This is not a Western Movie! Actually the Script is decent. The movie is a little slow, the reason being it is the life of a Ranch. Every day life of a working ranch seems slow and monotonous. A young woman, born in Mexico and brought to The US by her mother or born in The US, after her mother came to The US pregnant, as the authorities cannot find the documentation of the young woman. This woman has resolved to a life of stolen credit cards and crime. She gets caught. She gets deported. The immigration authorities realize that she is an illegal and deport her by saying that she will never be able to come back to The US, again. She goes to her father's ranch in Mexico after being released into Mexico. While she is living and working on her father's ranch, she gets involved with a drug dealer and comes into some money. She buries some of the money with the help of her Dad. Her Dad is a hard working Rancher who has nothing to do with a drug lord. The drug lord needs access through this man's ranch. So, the rancher is working with the Mexican authorities to stop this threat. Her dad is against her getting involved with drug lord but she needs the money to take care of her mother, to whom she had promised that she will comeback with money Then after this young woman comes into the drug money(watch the movie, to see how she comes into the drug money), she decides to go to The US with her dad. At the border, she develops cold feet and sends some of the money to her mother, through her dad who is successful in crossing the border into The US. Then the movie closes showing her walking back into Mexico. This is a small summary of the movie. A well acted movie by all actors.
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Bruce WinningReviewed in the United States on December 16, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
this is not a western
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The description needs to be corrected: this is nothing near being a western. This is a typical crime movie about illegal activities. There is shooting like I want. This was first on the recommendation row. I said I would watch a movie just because it was first in the row and I was not discouraged just because it stated it was a western. I didn't believe it was a western before I even started watching it because I haven't watched any westerns so far. I'm not going to read any descriptions anymore; I am just going to watch a movie just because it is first in recommendations row.
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Natural Bridge CavernsReviewed in the United States on May 13, 2021
3.0 out of 5 stars
Young Mexican Woman verses Immigration
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The saddest most difficult part of this movie is the endless instability of this lovely young Mexican woman trying to live independently, break out of poverty in the U.S., and doing so as an illegal immigrant. Her struggle is real. Her parents are divorced; Dad owns a large ranch near the border, and Mother lives in the U.S., legally but very poor. Extremely frustrated and homeless, the girl returns to the U.S. using illegal, fraudulent card. She is Americanized, does not speak Spanish and longs to stay in the U.S. where there's more opportunities albeit, illegal. At least she made amends with her estranged Dad while staying on his ranch. The setting is believable has it depicts the poverty and hardships of border towns as well as the overwhelming tasks of the Mexican Police and Immigration officers at the border.
Jeff W.Reviewed in the United States on February 16, 2020
1.0 out of 5 stars
Dumb
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A waste of time.
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Jackie L. AdamsReviewed in the United States on June 26, 2016
3.0 out of 5 stars
A little disappointed in this one
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A little disappointed in this one. Guess I had my expectations set a little high, but it had all the makings of being much, much better and could have been so but fell way short for me. could have been much better with a little tweaking.
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RickShepReviewed in the United States on February 12, 2020
4.0 out of 5 stars
Decent movie, kept me engaged.
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Thought the description of her being conflicted about which way to turn was accurate, then it expanded into more depth. I enjoyed it.
E MReviewed in the United States on December 15, 2017
2.0 out of 5 stars
Weak story
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The movie had a lot of unreal and negative messages in it. The protagonist was a criminal to begin with. A white collar criminal is still a criminal nonetheless. She gets deported across the border where very conveniently her estranged dad lives next to the border. She rides a horse like a pro, even though she probably never seen a horse in most of her life. She starts doing manual labor as if she had done that all of her life (the manual labor she was doing would be hard to do even for a man). She gets involved with the head of a criminal organization, hits him in the face and doesn't get shot or hit back for it, even thought this guy had killed other people before. She actually crosses the border by truck to San Ysidro without getting checked out by the border patrol. The end was very weak and a copy of "No country for old men". She gives a suitcase full of money to her dad to give to her mom (who was very irresponsible and an accomplice in the criminal upbringing of her daughter) in the U.S. and she stays behind in Mexico without any money. The movie had good cinematography, but the plot or story was very amateurish, probably was even taken straight out of a college or University screenplay assignment, and overall this is probably why the movie ended up in Amazon Prime.
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Valerie HolmesReviewed in the United States on October 20, 2021
3.0 out of 5 stars
IT WAS OKAY
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This movie was okay!
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