(2004)

Alan:

Ebert:1/2 Rolling Stone: TV Guide:


Warning, minor plot points revealed!

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.