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Release Date: October 14th, 2016

DVD Release Date: February 7th, 2017

R|1 hr 30 min

Plot Summary
When their truck suddenly breaks down, a migrant named Moises leads 13 others on a trek through the harsh terrain along the U.S.-Mexico border. Inconvenience soon turns into horror as the sounds of gunfire shatter the tranquil desert landscape. Desperate and on the run, the survivors find themselves in a fight for their lives against a psychotic sniper and his vicious hunting dog. Moises must now use his wits and instincts to kill the relentless predator before he claims more victims.

Cast: Gael García Bernal, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Alondra Hidalgo, Diego Cataño, Marco Pérez, Oscar Flores, Butch McCain, Lew Temple

Director: Jonás Cuarón

Genres: Action, Drama, Thriller

Production Co: CG Cinéma, Itaca Films

Distributors: STX Entertainment

Keywords: Intense, Love, Escape, 2010s, Brooding, Rescue, Sacrifice, Emotional, Survival

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  • If the story is meant to represent a microcosm of the immigration problem, it’s woefully reductive. If it’s meant to be first and foremost an action thriller, it does have a few nice moves to offer. show more

  • The issue of immigration couldn’t be more timely or poignant, but everything else in Desierto feels strictly by the book and it is a book we already know from cover to cover. show more

  • It’s a nail-biter, a solid thriller, an immigration-themed takeoff on that old chestnut “The Most Dangerous Game,” in which humans are both predator and prey. It’s not particularly nuanced. In fact, its lack of nuance is its most distinguishing characteristic. show more

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