South of the Border
South of the Border (2010)

There's a revolution underway in South America, but most of the world doesn't know it. Oliver Stone sets out on a road trip across five countries to explore the social and political movements as well as the mainstream media's… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: October 5, 2010
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Tom Long
Detroit News

What's frustrating about the film is that even though it's clear Stone is making a number of valid and important points about both media manipulation and America's untoward political influence, he's also so obviously biased in his reporting.

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Kerry Lengel
Arizona Republic

South of the Border offers valuable historical, social and political context, particularly if you aren't an international-news junkie.

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S. James Wegg
JWR

Having been conquered, liberated, invaded, beaten, killed and 'Christianized' for centuries, it is cheering to see the collective progress made by most South American countries in mapping their futures by governing themselves.

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Ethan Gilsdorf
Boston Globe

Stone has a crucial, overlooked viewpoint to impart, but as a documentary filmmaker, his content and technique are not terribly engaging.

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

Oliver Stone might not be the ideal reporter to send on a truth-seeking mission to South America, but if nobody else wants to do it, we have to take what we can get.

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Jolene Mendez
Entertainment Spectrum

There is much still to uncover South of the Border and Stone has only sold us one side of it...with so much left to uncover South of the Border is missing it's edge.

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Tom Keogh
Seattle Times

It looks like raw notes and impressions for a future novel.

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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post

A personal, maddeningly blinkered travelogue through Latin America that, for all its willful naivete, offers a valuable glimpse of historical and social change.

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Mark R. Leeper
Mark Leeper's Reviews

SOUTH OF THE BORDER points to the need of a good contemporary study of South American political movement rather than actually filling that vacancy.

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Flixster Audience Score: 69% Flixster User Reviews
Melvin White
Everyone has their own opinion of filmmaker Oliver Stone. A lot of people love him and a lot of people hate him. I'm a huge Oliver Stone fan. I believe him… More
Ken Stachnik
You mean the Bush White House distorted facts about South America? No Way! Fascinating documentary that sheds a lot of light on subjects often kept in the dark.
Walter M.
Once upon a time, Oliver Stone was a superb director, expertly balancing compelling stories and politics, but eventually he would just be more interested in… More