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8.2

Universal acclaim- based on 17 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 17
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 17
  3. Negative: 0 out of 17
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  1. PatC.
    Jan 12, 2004
    6
    It goes without saying that Americans abroad risk treatment their sense of entitlement doesn't equip them for if they come in conflict with the local authorities. Yet it still keeps happening. The premise and plot of this film is no longer unique, but it is still accurate. Having been to Bangkok, I found the representations of local persons believable, and I empathized with the two It goes without saying that Americans abroad risk treatment their sense of entitlement doesn't equip them for if they come in conflict with the local authorities. Yet it still keeps happening. The premise and plot of this film is no longer unique, but it is still accurate. Having been to Bangkok, I found the representations of local persons believable, and I empathized with the two felons. Besides, some of them are lawyers, who are always credible regardless of how portrayed. Expand
Metascore
44

Mixed or average reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 21
  2. Negative: 5 out of 21
  1. 50
    The penalties for drug trafficking in Thailand are very, very stiff. If there were any justice in the world, the penalties for saddling fine actors with terrible dialogue would be even stiffer.
  2. Its finest moments come in sequences such as Alice and Darlene's prison break and the girls' final wrenching plea for freedom.
  3. 50
    We're stuck with contrived plot contortions, dull interpersonal interaction, and unconvincing dialogue.