Desierto

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Desierto
This week’s arthouse release is a tale of survival in the desert. What begins as a hopeful journey to seek a better life becomes a harrowing and primal fight for survival when a deranged, rifle-toting vigilante chases a group of unarmed men and women through the treacherous U.S.-Mexican border. In the harsh, unforgiving desert terrain, the odds are stacked firmly against them as they continuously discover there‚Äôs nowhere to hide from the unrelenting, merciless killer. In Spanish and English with English subtitles.

88 minutes.
No persons under 16 (Language, Violence, Prejudice).
Drama, Thriller, On the art circuit

Showtimes

Playing hide and seek for keeps.
Playing hide and seek for keeps.

Credits

Cast
Gael Garcia Bernal, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Alondra Hidalgo, Diego Caranño, Marco Pérez
Director
Jonás Cuarón
ScreenplayJonás Cuarón, Mateo Garcia
MusicWoodkid
CinematographyDamian Garcia
EditingJonás Cuarón
Sound formats
Made in2015
Produced byEsperanto Kino, Itaca Films, CG Cinéma

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreThriller
LanguageStrong and frequent
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceStrong and frequent
PrejudiceModerate impact and frequent
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
Comments
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ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
2
Violence
5
Blood / Gore / Gross
5
Guns / Weapons
5
Profanity
5
Alcohol / Drugs
3
Smoking
2
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
5
Imitative Behaviour
4
Frightening / Tense Scenes
5
Jump Scenes
3
Tense Family Scenes
3
Music (Scary/Tense)
5
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
4

CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)

Suggested age limit
16 +
Positive messages
2
Positive role models
1
Violence
4
Sex
0
Language
4
Consumerism
0
Drinking, drugs, smoking
1

Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Die Burger
Paul Boekkooi quote iconSpanning meesterlike geskep.
10
Cape Times
Todd McCarthy quote iconSharply-made thriller.
10
ScreenIt
Jim Judy quote iconAlthough that works -- even if pales in comparison to the best entries in that genre -- it leaves so much on the table that could have turned what&rquot;s just an okay thriller into an excellent experience worthy of lots of post-viewing debate and discussion.
11
Metacritic.com
24 critics
10
Rottentomatoes critics
70 critics
11
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconDesierto&rquot;s thought-provoking themes and refreshing perspective are unfortunately offset by a predictable plot and thinly written characters.
12
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
10
CommonSenseMedia
Staff evaluation quote iconSimplistic but gripping thriller has violence vs. migrants.
10

What the People say

Metacritic.com users
4 users
11
Rottentomatoes users
3409 users
13
Internet
2700 Netizens
12

Average .. 55%

11

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