Beyond Borders
Beyond Borders (2003)

Martin Campbell directs the romantic adventure Beyond Borders. Angelina Jolie stars as Sarah Jordan, a American living with her wealthy British husband, Henry Bauford (Linus Roache), in London during the early '80s. At a charity… More

Directed By:
Rated: R
Running Time:
Release Date: October 24, 2003
DVD Release Date: March 23, 2004
Add Your Rating
Rotten Tomatoes™
Critic Score
User Score

Critic Score: 14% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Beyond Borders is good-intentioned, but the use of human suffering as a backdrop for a romance comes across as sanctimonious and exploitative.

Mark Holcomb
Village Voice

It all becomes little more than feel-good-about- feeling-bad window dressing, like an issue of Utne Reader in Dolby Surround Sound.

Full review…
Stephanie Zacharek

A melodrama with pretensions to humanitarian generosity.

Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Important issues buried in soap opera silliness.

Full review…
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

... an old-fashioned romance.

Jen Chaney
Washington Post

Well-intentioned but astonishingly flat.

Full review…
Mark Collette
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)

...brutally haunting images ... in a setting where sappy dialogue evaporates like water.

James Berardinelli

An unconvincing melodrama that seems more interested in pushing an agenda and preaching than in developing legitimate, compelling characters.

Full review…
Libby Copeland
Washington Post

The premise of the movie deserves better.

Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena

Se abordar os esforços humanitários ao redor do planeta é admirável, colocá-los em segundo plano para priorizar uma história de amor é mais do que frustrante; é imperdoável.

Full review…
More reviews for Beyond Borders

Flixster Audience Score: 72% Flixster User Reviews
Bruce Bruce
This movie goes where others are afraid to go Show the lives of children in Africa. Clive Owen plays a take no Bull Shi^ from anybody and in the process falls… More
Cameron Johnson
Fear not, foreigners trapped in horrible social and political turmoil, because Angelina Jolie is here to save you, as always! I love how this role of a… More
Aliyanto Latip
This will take you beyond your view about poverty and social worker matters but surely don't take you beyond your movie expectation!
Joseph Eastmond
A great romance, that has a beliveable connection between the leading roles.
Dann Michalski
Beyond Borders is an overly political and melodramatic film that doesn't have much of a plot. The film follows a wealth socialite that feels compelled to… More
Leo L
I'm not a fan of Jolie's but for some reason, this film was a little okay.