Beyond Rangoon
Beyond Rangoon (1995)

This action-adventure is set amidst the mystery and political upheaval of Burma in 1988. After her husband and son are murdered, Dr. Laura Bowman leaves the States and heads to Burma to start a new life. When violence erupts in the country,… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: May 26, 2009
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Critic Score: 35% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times

In attempting to make its politics palatable as entertainment, the film has grafted them onto a boatload of Hollywood implausibilities whose excesses cripple believability.

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Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle

Boorman's metaphysical musings might work if he integrated them more fully into his film, instead of making them secondary to action sequences.

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Do artists, and those who style themselves as artists, have the right to lie to further their visions?

Rick Groen
Globe and Mail

As an exercise in art, or even polemics, Beyond Rangoon is beyond redemption, but still works its occasional magic with extraordinary flair.

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Caryn James
New York Times

A rare film, one that is intelligent, emotional and exciting.

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Douglas Pratt
DVDLaser

An exotic adventure story with a political conscience

Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

Yet one more film -- that defines Third World political unrest through its effect on a white liberal.

Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Because the film is well acted and directed, and the Malaysian locations are exotic and seductive, I got involved even though the story ... was so clearly concocted.

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Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

A disappointing, improbable political melodrama from a good director

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Flixster Audience Score: 73% Flixster User Reviews
Walter M.
In "Beyond Rangoon," sisters Laura(Patricia Arquette) and Andy(Frances McDormand) travel to Burma in 1988 to help Laura get over the murder of her… More
Anthony Valletta
Good story and performances.
Leo L
A beautiful movie!