This is the latest offering featuring Harrison Ford, and also starring Ray Liotta and Ashley Judd. It’s a somehat disturbing film and not merely because of the few violent and sex scenes.
Films like this remind me I live a pretty sheltered and naive existence. The focus in on one immigration officer (Ford) and a husband and wife (Liotta and Judd) who work in other and different areas of immigration, and several different families/people of differing backgrounds. What is disturbing is the lengths people will go to in order to get what they want. Bribery, murder, sex/adultry. Nothing is out of bounds, and in the end few really win, which actually is a reflection of real life isn’t it? Most end up losing what they had including their chance at becoming a citizen of the US, and some lose their lives. Additionally, watching a depiction of people getting their brains blown out, or graphically in the heat of sex, round out this movie with images that really don’t add a thing to it other than leaving you with an even more upsetting feeling than the story alone provides. It’s seedy.
This is NOT a film for children, and not for many adults either. If you’ve been a little over-the-top happy lately, this movie will absolutely bring balance to your life.