Film Preview: Desierto (2016)

Page Revisions:

(February 14, 2016) Original
(October 2, 2016) New Trailer (#2) / New Posters (#2 & #3) / Updated Release Date (changed from 3/4/16)

Release Date:

October 14, 2016


From IMDb: “A group of people trying to cross the border from Mexico into the United States encounter a man who has taken border patrol duties into his own racist hands.”

Poster Rating: C / B / C-

Review: (#1) A simple design with a giant title doesn’t do much to tell the viewer what the film is about, which doesn’t aid in selling it.

(#2) Natural backdrops dont’ always work, but this one feeds into the foreground image strongly, giving the audience a strong sense of perspective and visual dominance. (#3) On the other hand, this poster is a denizen of Dullsville, a shameful, wasteful exercise that might have some appeal to fans of the star, but is too weak visually as a result.

Trailer Rating: B / B-

Review: (#1) It’s a thriller that looks like it could be captivating. Or, it could be a thriller that drones incessantly over false leads, new tracks and less invigorating details. There’s no reference to the stars, which might give the film a boost with auds, just referencing the Cuarons indirectly won’t do it.

(#2) XXXX

Oscar Prospects:

It’s something of a thriller with commentary on the “Border Wars,” which could be sufficient to gain it attention, but unlike Babel, which dealt with the subject more broadly, this one just doesn’t feel like an Oscar contender.

Trailer #1

Trailer #2


Poster #1Poster #2Poster #3

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