The Border
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Tom Jones director Tony Richardson might seem a curious choice to direct the contemporary western The Border, but he does his best to emulate Sam Peckinpah. Jack Nicholson stars as an El Paso border guard, saddled with avaricious wife Valerie Perrine. Hoping to stifle her nagging about money matters, Nicholson begins accepting payoffs to allow Mexican aliens to cross the border without interference. This leads to a relationship with a young Mexican mother Elpidia Carillo. Harvey Keitel and Warren Oates lend strong support to this atmospheric tale. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 89%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"If you want to see Jack Nicholson give a simple, compelling performance with absolutely no hambone antics, look no further than this underrated drama."
‑ Rob Gonsalves,
"Assumindo características de western, o filme faz uma bela crítica às hipocrisias e futilidades do american way of life e traz uma das melhores atuações de Nicholson."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"There's nothing very memorable except for Nicholson's subdued brooding performance."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Jack Nicholson's vivid and earnest performance holds The Border together."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"Nicholson as border cop is interesting casting."
‑ Steve Crum,
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