The Border (1982)

“No more, Marcy. No more’s no more. No more does not mean more, and more, and more! No more means no more!” – Charlie Smith

Number of Times Seen – 1 (27 Jun 2021)

Brief Synopsis – A corrupt border patrolman starts to see things as no longer being black and white and begins a deep and dark journey hoping for redemption at the end of it.

My Take on it – Great idea that comes across too bleakly.

Having Jack Nicholson and Harvey Keitel together here works well because you never know which of the two of them to trust as things move along.

The story shows the rampant corruption in the border patrol system at this time and one never knows who is going to do what as things move along.

The way that the main character decides to try and find a missing infant is great and shows that sometimes even the hardest of men can cane their outlook on things due to simple reasons.

Great seeing Warren Oates in this movie and his character adds to everything that transpires here.

As a crime drama, it plays quite well but it lacks any real surprises along the way since it is quite easy to predict what will happen as the story moves along.

That being said, there is constantly something going on as the story progresses, but it feels far too matter of fact since it moves along too smoothly.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Apparently, Jack Nicholson once said that of all the pictures he had been in, this was the best film he had ever made. (From IMDB)

Rating – BAFTA Worthy (6/10)


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