Sofie (Sharon Stone) is a hard nosed right wing Phoenix reporter. Her brother Aaron (Billy Zane) is on the other side of the fence (literally). He goes missing while helping illegals cross the border. Sofie goes looking for him, utilizing dubious untrustworthy help along the way. She gets caught up in the underground world (again literally) of smuggling. At some point she comes to sympathize with the illegals, but the film really didn't drive that home until she gives a speech to a policeman.
As far as a crime/drama/thriller I didn't feel too thrilled, perhaps because they wanted to take a realistic approach as the film was inspired by true events. Sharon Stone's Botox appearance was distracting throughout. The Mexican police are stereotypical. It is a movie which appears to be designed to create sympathy for the poor immigrants, but falls short. Worthy of a Redbox rental, but don't keep it home for more than a day.
Parental Guide: F-bomb (2 languages with subtitles) rape, nudity (Sharon Stone)
‘Border Run’ is a mystery thriller film based on true events. Sharon Stone portrays journalist Sofie Talbert, a hard-hitting journalist against illegal immigration to the United States. Learning that her brother (Aaron Talbert played by Billy Zane) in Mexico has gone missing she goes to find him and uncovers the brutal reality of the desperate people who risk their lives to cross into the States. The film also points out that some illegals are twice-removed from their country of origin, crossing from Central America into Mexico first, which is equally hazardous.
This film strikes a chord with those of us in Europe who have been watching all summer as the biggest refugee crisis since the Second World War unfolds across the continent (at the time of writing in September 2015). It’s hard not draw comparisons with that Mexican situation. ‘Border Run’ is a reasonably polished film that draws attention, albeit in a fairly unmemorable way to the plight of Mexicans, and even Central Americans, in the hands of the people smugglers. Sharon Stone is an intelligent actress who also happens to be steaming hot, even at whatever ripe old age she now is. 4 stars.
Heaven knows what happened to Sharon Stone when she went into 'make-up'. Looks like she has a dyed wig on with wringlets that starts way back from the forehead front and her eyebrows looked like they were put on with a 2" brush. She sadly did not to me seem to be the right person for this film. Quite an exciting film and no doubt this is how the 'illegals' get across on parts on the border. The one fault if any was the 'Border Control' that looked like a stage set-up instead of reality and as far as I am aware the US Border Control people wear blue not brown.