Boarding Gate
Boarding Gate (2008)

From director Olivier Assayas comes this erotic thriller starring Asia Argento as Sandra, a former prostitute, and Michael Madsen as Miles, her onetime pimp-turned-high-powered businessman. Brought back together after a separation, Sandra… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: March 21, 2008
DVD Release Date: June 3, 2008
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Critic Score: 33% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Boarding Gate has little substance beneath its faux-thriller surface, and marks a step down from director Olivier Assayas' usual work.

Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

What it all means is up for grabs, but for connoisseurs of sadomasochistic nastiness, it's a must-see.

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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

The plot may be murky, but actress Asia Argento is a clear and commanding force throughout.

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Daniel Kasman

In the spirit of the financial and creative constraints of B-movies, Assayas has taken his latest film [and] filled it with bare characters moving briskly across limited landscapes, and gotten a skimmed, thinned result of considerable kinetic emptiness.

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

The main thing interesting about Boarding Gate is the spectacle of Assayas' effort -- the attitude and the international backdrop -- not the story itself.

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Stephanie Zacharek

This hypnotic, angular thriller about sex, murder, betrayal and money takes you on a feverish journey from nowhere to somewhere.

Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness

Distills genre tropes (and their consequent pleasures) to their lean, potent essence.

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John Hartl
Seattle Times

Like just about everything in Boarding Gate, the finale suggests that its creators have been watching too many other movies with similar premises and payoffs.

Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News

A ridiculous poseur thriller that seems to be made up of the slow moments from Hong Kong action films and Euro-flashy stuff like Run Lola Run.

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Matthew Sorrento
Film Threat

When all the nonsense of Boarding Gate ends, only Asia remains in memory. She can light up the best and the worst of 'em.

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Flixster Audience Score: 19% Flixster User Reviews
Film Crazy
At firt i didnt wanna see this, i wasnt interested in this at all and i should have stuck to that because this movie is extremely shit! i gave it 1 and half… More
Aurelius Duchtius
Wow I am seriously wondering why exactly I watched this movie. I guess this is the problem of having Netflix instance access. Anything with an actor I like ends… More
Gordon Anderson
Meandering thriller with much style but little substance. Argento may have a smouldering beauty but her acting leaves much to be desired and Madsen is… More
William Dunmyer
[font=Garamond][size=3]"Boarding Gate," the new English-language film from French writer/director [b]Olivier Assayas[/b], has a terribly bland title,… More

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