Borderline Murder

  • Andrew C Erin (2011)
  • US / Can
Borderline Murder
Film Review
Reviewed By
1 out of 5

Slow, stupid and uneventful: this join-the-dots snooze-fest about an illegal plastic surgery ring is a lesson how not to make a thriller. It's a shame because, thematically at least, the film's got more potential than most produced-for-TV fare, as law student Brooke Burns's hunt for her missing sister leads her to a Mexican clinic that's performing dodgy cosmetic procedures for cash-strapped US citizens. Poor scripting and pedestrian direction are largely to blame for the relentless flatness and unrealism of proceedings, with the absence of atmosphere in particular accentuating the crater-filled plot. Burns herself is miscast, never able to make her frequently illogical character either believable or sympathetic. Consequently, even the supposedly moving ending lacks emotional punch - though admittedly her lame final line doesn't help.

Plot Summary

Thriller starring Brooke Burns. A law student's search for her missing sister leads her to Mexico and an illegal organisation that offers crude cosmetic surgery to women in the United States.

Cast and crew

Cast

Abby
Brooke Burns
Michael
George Stults
Tim
David Moscow
Halie
Alexandra Lydon
Jean
Catherine Hicks
Dr Victor Sparks
Clayton Rohner
Ray
Greg Vaughan

Crew

Director
Andrew C Erin

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Guidance: 
Contains violence.
Categories
Drama

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