Directed by Greg Kwedar
For three US Border Patrol agents, the contents of one car reveal an insidious plot within their own ranks. The next 24 hours may cost them their lives.
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★★★½ review by FredM on Letterboxd
Enriched by great central performances and littered throughout with wonderful photograph, this simple story about three border patrol agents with an interception gone awry acts almost like a stage play where the gloomy proceedings are in sharp contrast to the sun-dreched beautifully shot locations but also gel perfectly with the dimly lit scenes.
★★★½ review by bbbgtoby on Letterboxd
Tension fuelled drama with two strong lead performances. Johnny Simmons is really coming up with the goods this year after The Phenom and even Frank and Cindy, but something slightly less Olyphanty would be good going forward, just so we can tell them apart.
★★★★ review by eazyrooster on Letterboxd
I think it's been a good year for the modern western. Maybe you disagree on if that's what this movie is. To me a movie about outlaws in the American desert is a western.
Great acting. Well executed story. I really enjoyed this one.
★★★★ review by Auteur on Letterboxd
Like a DIY Sicario, covering similar themes from the futility of the war on drugs to the moral dilemma of illegal immigrants. Its lean running time allows for a clear focus on Gabriel Luna's character Flores, a Border Patrol agent who gets more than he bargained for over twenty-four hours on the job when a routine vehicle inspection unveils a sinister conspiracy involving a cartel. A big part of this film's success lies in director Greg Kwepar's ability to link Flores' growth to the revelations given the audience, allowing us to really understand his predicament and the depth of the ambiguity surrounding it. Also features a really great score by Aaron and Bryce Dessner of The National.
★★★½ review by Nafees Ahmed on Letterboxd
The cinematography is so mindblowing that I could taste the sand.
Watch out for Johnny Simmons in the future.
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