Desierto

Desierto

Streaming Video - 2017
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A deranged, rifle-toting vigilante chases a group of illegal immigrants through the treacherous U.S.-Mexican border.

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TPunnoval
Oct 28, 2018

This Mexican film has two things going for it - the in-hospitality of the desert and a certain amount of tension. These pluses are not nearly enough to negate others:
1. The Mexicans are just soooo feckless. The smugglers didn't have any weapons and the whole crew bounced around the desert like chickens with their heads cut off - easy takings for any sniper. The only point where any ingenuity was shown was when the "hero" gives the mutt a flare sandwich.
2. The "evil" sniper (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) learned all of his bad guy moves from watching "professional" wrestling.
3. The ending was not nearly fatalistic enough.
4. Too many repeat scenes. Although the movie is only 85 min. long it seems more like 150.

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jenai29
Aug 18, 2017

A group of Mexican illegal immigrants attempt to make the journey to America, but they are hunted at the U.S.-Mexico border by a malicious vigilante who plans to kill them for fun (Jeffrey Dean Morgan).

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ROBERTFREDALLEN
Jul 11, 2017

One sick movie. A basket case, a sick dog, and a high powered rifle. And ninety percent subtitles. Not a good mixture. I think if anyone thinks this way the Mexicans should welcome Trump's wall to keep out any strays crossing the border going the other way south.

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polywoggle
Jul 08, 2017

Cruel, gruesome and racist motivated. It wasn't border patrol who killed-it was a U.S. citizen, who went to great measures to kill anyone entering his country.

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ystfarc
Jul 05, 2017

Not a good movie at all: liberal slant on illegal immigration, not entertaining; boring; thank god it ended.

However, the movie did show how effective border patrol can be!

RETURN TO SENDER!

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Maoisdead
Jun 27, 2017

Pretty mediocre affair- it actually comes off as more of a bad Mexican propaganda piece about illegal immigrants in the USA. Disappointing.

Franln May 24, 2017

Kind of an edge of your seat movie. Jeffrey Dean Morgan is hot, even when he plays a bad guy.

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amoby
May 24, 2017

Its a getting hunted in the desert movie with more stereo typing than political commentary.

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ChrissScherer
Apr 15, 2017

Rather predictable plot, and some scenes are drawn out, but the film is relevant today in showing the struggle some people will endure for the promise of a better life, and the bigotry of a self-appointed citizen. When the tables turn on the antagonist, he feels he is just a victim, but does not accept or acknowledge that he created his own misfortune.

-Animal warning-
Also a spoiler
There is a scene where a dog is killed in a gruesome way. While this is a movie and not reality, some may find the scene particularly disturbing. The scene is relevant to the story line, and not just gratuitous.

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graybear1
Apr 11, 2017

Not much to this movie really. Very little dialog and not much of a plot. BUT, although it was pretty predictable, it still had some suspense and kept our attention. Just an average movie that you won't find yourself thinking about later.

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jimg2000
Apr 09, 2017

Film's opening, its version of "oración del migrante - the migrant’s prayer:"
Leaving is a form of dying. One never arrives until being at rest with You. You Lord, in your sudden flight from Egypt, across sown paths... multiplied the bread and healed the sick with the gospel... before returning to the Father with Your ascent. You took Abraham, father of all believers, from his land. You showed him the path to reach you. You, Lord, experienced migration. And You brought it upon all men who know what it is to live... and who seek safe passage to the gates of Heaven.
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Welcome to the United States, scumbags. From now on we have to be very careful. If you see or hear anything... even if it's a fxcking rancher, you've got to hide.
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No one told me it'd be this hard. I just want to get there.

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