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Desierto's user reviews


Cuaron's movie may be an exaggerated nightmare vision of murderous xenophobia run amok, but the catharsis in this tale of survival and payback is undeniably real.

Read review Justin Chang
The Guardian

While engaging, 'Desierto' is a little dry.

Read review Jordan Hoffman
The Hollywood Reporter

If the story is meant to represent a microcosm of the immigration problem, it's woefully reductive. If it's meant to be first and foremost an action thriller, it does have a few nice moves to offer.

Read review Todd McCarthy
The Playlist

With a bare minimum amount of suspense, and a screenplay that needs too much work for one that has so many long stretches of silence, this film leaves you with too many reasons not to care about it.

Read review Nikola Grozdanovic