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Frontière(s) (Frontier(s))
The banlieues of Paris are burning, and as a young girl from the slums attempts to elude police by hiding out at a sprawling inn near the Luxembourg border she becomes locked in a vicious battle for survival against a group of Neo-Nazi fanatics intent on using her to start a new Aryan brotherhood. As the votes cast in the latest election are tallied, it quickly becomes apparent that an extreme right-wing party has been elected into power by a wide margin. In the aftermath of the announcement, the streets fill with protestors and riots erupt all throughout the country. Yasmina is a poor girl… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 55%

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"The real surprise of Frontier(s) is that this creepy, bloody contemporary gross-out also has some ideas, visual and otherwise, wedged among its sanguineous drips."
‑ Manohla Dargis, New York Times
"Can a movie be an adrenalin-fueled, blood-gushing thrill ride and still be as boring as dirt? Apparently."
‑ John Anderson, Variety
"Frontier(s) still finds a way to mine the past while staying rooted in the present. It may seem recognizable, but it's a well made and effective awareness"
‑ Bill Gibron, PopMatters
"Though neither subtle nor particularly original, Gens' spin on the meat-movie classic has both nightmarish energy to spare."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Explicit in Frontier(s) is its maker's belief that nothing should be left to the imagination."
‑ Ed Gonzalez, Slant Magazine
"A relentlessly ugly and derivative reworking of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre."
‑ Scott Tobias, AV Club
"Despite all its primal brutality, Frontier(s) is a deep, intelligent and very political movie."
‑ Lucius Gore, ESplatter
"Nasty, brutish but--pace Thomas Hobbes--insufficiently short gorefest...nothing more than an exercise in sadism."
‑ Frank Swietek, One Guy's Opinion
"has neither the weight nor the ingenuity to make a solid impression past its unorthodox dispatching techniques."
‑ Chris Cabin, Filmcritic.com
"This film will not be easily forgotten or shaken off, I guarantee this is one for the ages%u2026 you are about to enter a new frontier of horror."
‑ Brad Miska, Bloody Disgusting
"It's as relentless as it is hateful, hammily directed and derivative of the dreariest slop in contemporary American horror cinema."
‑ Jim Ridley, Village Voice
"As a political allegory, it has no substance. As a genre piece, it is derivative, but it takes from the best and brings it together reasonably well."
‑ Felix Gonzalez Jr., DVD Review
"Hardly a trailblazer."
‑ Staci Layne Wilson, Horror.com
"Perhaps it's because I see so many by-the-numbers horror movies but when a director is willing to go as far off the rails as Gens tries to go in Frontier(s), it goes a long way with me."
‑ Brian Tallerico, The Deadbolt
"a bludgeoning, bloody trawl through the cliches of survival horror, with a strong contemporary political subtext - and as with any good barbecue, there is plenty of red sauce, and absolutely nothing has been left underdone."
‑ Anton Bitel, Film4
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