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There is a war happening right now on the Arizona/Mexico border. Choose your side. Academy Award® nominee Sharon Stone stars as Phoenix television reporter Sofie Talbert, a hard-nosed right-wing journalist who exposes liberal politicians soft on illegal immigration. But when her relief-worker brother goes missing in Mexico, Sofie’s own south-of-the-border investigation traps her in a deadly underworld of migrants, smugglers and cold-blooded murder. Here, nothing is what is seems. Nobody should be trusted. And when one woman crosses the line, there can be no turning back.
Sofie Talbert is a reporter who calls out politicians who are soft on illegals entering the U.S.. But when her relief-worker brother goes missing she and has to enlist help from some pretty shady people and she gets a crash course in smuggling. No one is who they say they are and no one can be trusted in this engaging and suspenseful drama.
I wasn't sold on "Border Run" at first. For starters there isn't much in the way of action or thrills. There is a lot of drama though but as the film moved along I felt it got a lot better. The film is very realistic and it's dialogue heavy and character driven. I suppose a lot of that had to do with the film being inspired by true events. I can't say it will be a film for everyone but if you like a good drama then I recommend checking this one out. The story definitely keeps your interest and I liked the twist near the end.
Sharon Stone gives a terrific performance as a woman determined to find her brother regardless of the cost. The film also stars Billy Zane as her brother, his role isn't as big but it is just as important and he gives a great performance as well. The rest of the supporting cast all gave excellent performances as well in the film. Director, Gabriela Tagliavini did a great job at keeping the film moving at a nice pace even during it's more dramatic scenes.
I'm not sure what the film's main objective was but at times it seemed as if it wanted the audience to feel sympathy towards the illegals. Either way this is a pretty effective drama that not only entertains but it gets you thinking as well. I did enjoy the movie more than I thought I would mainly do to the film's engaging story and Stone's powerful performance. If you like a good drama then I recommend checking this out.
Released by Anchor Bay Entertainment
*** 1/2 Out Of *****