Genre:  Drama, Thriller
Running Time:  94 min.
DVD: February 7, 2017
Blu-ray: February 7, 2017

Current rating: Rating: 5.00
based on 8 votes and 4 reviews
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Cast: Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Gael García Bernal


A group of Mexicans is attempting to cross the Mexican-American border. They are hunted by Sam (Jeffrey Dean Morgan), a Confederate flag-waving vigilante armed with a shotgun. Sam, with his loyal dog at his side, is determined to protect his country from foreign invaders and sets out to kill the Mexicans one at a time. Moises (Gael García Bernal), the reluctant leader of a dwindling group, must rely on luck and wits to outmaneuver his more knowledgeable and ruthless opponent.

Director: Jonás Cuarón
Studio: STX Entertainment
Producer(s): Alfonso Cuaron, Charles Gillibert, Alex Garcia, Carlos Cuarón
Screenplay: Jonás Cuarón, Mateo García

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  • 5 stars "You can't judge a movie by its budget, as Spaghetti Westerns have proven. Desierto stood above big budget films for one unique reason: It is more realistic than "virtual-reality" productions and far more realistic than almost any movie ever made."
  • 5 stars "great movie"
  • 5 stars "Would hope this movie bring awareness to American immigration system"