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  • Summary: A romance between a medical student turned international disaster relief worker (Owen) and a philanthropist socialite (Jolie) develops over the years and against the backdrop of disasters and wars.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 31
  2. Negative: 14 out of 31
  1. Its heart is in the right place, and it doesn't flinch an iota from its duty of rubbing our faces in the horror of the Third World over the past two decades.
  2. 50
    The film's heart is undoubtedly in the right place, but so what? Fine ideals don't mean much when they're couched in an inert, pointless storyline.
  3. 50
    By throwing so much weight to the love story and increasingly contrived setups, the movie does what you secretly, guiltily hope it will do: It lets you off the hook.
  4. 40
    Has a TV Movie of the Week righteousness about it -- you can feel the way the filmmakers and the director are struggling to educate us, even as they must surely know, deep in their hearts, that the florid, doomed romance is the real focus of the movie.
  5. 38
    Beyond Borders keeps angling for a peace prize; it might have won more hearts and minds if it came together as a movie.
  6. Reviewed by: Todd McCarthy
    30
    Star-driven, high-minded claptrap that, fatally, can't even rig a rooting interest in its central love story.
  7. Reviewed by: Libby Copeland
    20
    The premise of the movie deserves better.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 12
  2. Negative: 8 out of 12
  1. Apr 20, 2013
    3
    The romance in the movie is so cliché and banal, it almost hurts. The actors (who otherwise can act) are very wooden and lifeless. The movie simplifies every theme it want the viewer to be concerned about. Not recommended. Expand
  2. Dec 19, 2012
    2
    Honestly i think that Jolie it's a great model I've tried very hard to see her as an actress but her performances are just BAD I could think of a dozen better actress for this roll, it is a good attempt to represent the overseas world and way of life but the story surrounding Jolie's character it's very unnecessary. Expand

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