Desierto

Desierto

Desierto

Suspense thriller from Jonás Cuarón, co-writer of Gravity. Gael García Bernal stars as one of a group of would-be immigrants whose dream of entering the US becomes a nightmare when a deranged vigilante begins stalking them through the Sonoran Desert.

"A group of Mexicans attempts to cross the Mexican-American border. They expect to struggle against the elements and the increasingly pervasive surveillance of US authorities. They don't expect a Confederate flag-waving vigilante with a shotgun. In Jonás Cuarón's second feature as director, the hazards of illegal migration merge with the thrill of the hunt... A thriller in which — as in Gravity — survival is the only goal, and there is virtually nowhere to hide." (Toronto International Film Festival)

International Critics' Award (FIPRESCI) winner at Toronto International Film Festival 2015
201594 minsMexico, FranceEnglish and Spanish with English subtitles
Thriller
85%
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Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

A brutal and relentless chase thriller... probably isn’t going to make Donald Trump’s top-10 list.

The Guardian

The Guardian

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An immigration parable with thrills but little depth.

2.0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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Equal parts action melodrama, social critique and art project (especially as regards the heavy and pretentious musical score), this could get praised for the wrong reasons and become some sort of event, but wide acceptance is unlikely.

Variety

Variety

press

A brutal and relentless chase thriller... probably isn’t going to make Donald Trump’s top-10 list.

The Guardian

The Guardian

press

An immigration parable with thrills but little depth.

2.0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Equal parts action melodrama, social critique and art project (especially as regards the heavy and pretentious musical score), this could get praised for the wrong reasons and become some sort of event, but wide acceptance is unlikely.

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