Ebert:1/2 Rolling Stone: TV Guide:
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Quick Review: I'm not sure why reviewers were so blown away by this movie and the Oscar nominated (?) performance of Catalina Sandino Moreno as a teenage drug mule from Colombia. Don't get me wrong, it's an interesting movie and the performances are believable but it's not as great as everyone's been saying. It's basically just a decent drama that somewhat realistically shows us how young girls are recruited to swallow deadly pellets of heroin and then smuggle them into the United States. That's it. It's not a great drug movie, it's not a great smuggling movie. It's just an interesting little film about a subject that we've all heard about but never actually seen.