Beyond Rangoon
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 35%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"In attempting to make its politics palatable as entertainment, the film has grafted them onto a boatload of Hollywood implausibilities whose excesses cripple believability."
‑ Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times
"Boorman's metaphysical musings might work if he integrated them more fully into his film, instead of making them secondary to action sequences."
‑ Edward Guthmann, San Francisco Chronicle
"Do artists, and those who style themselves as artists, have the right to lie to further their visions?"
‑ Philip Martin, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
"A strange misfire with conflicted intent."
‑ Jake Euker, F5 (Wichita, KS)
"This is a perennial favorite because of the scenery (it's set in Burma, shot in Malaysia), because of the strong heroine, and because of the mix of politics and adventure."
‑ Marty Mapes, Movie Habit
"As an exercise in art, or even polemics, Beyond Rangoon is beyond redemption, but still works its occasional magic with extraordinary flair."
‑ Rick Groen, Globe and Mail
"A rare film, one that is intelligent, emotional and exciting."
‑ Caryn James, New York Times
"An exotic adventure story with a political conscience"
‑ Douglas Pratt, DVDLaser
"A Very powerful film, with a slew of great performances"
‑ Clint Morris, Moviehole
"Arquette seems out of place, but there's enough quality here to warrant a fair shot."
‑ Scott Weinberg,
"Yet one more film -- that defines Third World political unrest through its effect on a white liberal."
‑ Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"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."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"A disappointing, improbable political melodrama from a good director"
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"About an American doctor in Burma who discovers the wild woman inside as she squares off against incredible physical and mental challenges."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"In place of the backstory on Laura Bowman we need to understand why this woman undertakes her dangerous odyssey, the script races forward with action sequences better suited to co-writer Alex Lasker's earlier Firefox."
‑ Kim Williamson, Boxoffice Magazine
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