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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. A superior soap opera, evocative at times of Warren Beatty's "Reds."
  3. Jolie, in this movie at least, has exactly two expressions: blank wistfulness and blank dismay. She reduces the tides of history to one more raided tomb.
  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. 30
    It all becomes little more than feel-good-about-feeling-bad window dressing, like an issue of "Utne Reader" in Dolby Surround Sound.
  7. 20
    Send a check to UNICEF and go see "Lost In Translation," "Mystic River," or "Kill Bill" instead.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 12
  2. Negative: 8 out of 12
  1. [Anonymous]
    Oct 8, 2005
    4
    Shows what goes on in the darker parts of the world, but did they have to throw in that LOUSY romance?!!
  2. 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 movieThe 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
  3. 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 thinkHonestly 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. Collapse

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