Border Blues Release Date: 26 October 2004 (USA) Genre: Thriller Director(s): Rodion Nahapetov Writer(s): Rodion Nahapetov Starring: Eric Roberts, Gary Busey, Erik Estrada When you consider that Border Blues is nothing more than a ninety-minute episode of a Russian television series that’s idea of special guest stars are Eric Roberts, Gary Busey, and Erik Estrada, […]

Autor:

I like watching movies and I like to share its

Border Blues
Release Date: 26 October 2004 (USA)
Genre: Thriller
Director(s): Rodion Nahapetov
Writer(s): Rodion Nahapetov
Starring: Eric Roberts, Gary Busey, Erik Estrada

When you consider that Border Blues is nothing more than a ninety-minute episode of a Russian television series that’s idea of special guest stars are Eric Roberts, Gary Busey, and Erik Estrada, it’s a lot better than it has any right to be.

The plot is a tad bit all over the place, focusing partly on a retired Russian cop-turned unemployed immigrant-turned crime buster. The material that is actually entertaining in Border Blues comes almost solely from Eric Roberts. Playing Larry, an immigrant smuggler who the FBI believes is a serial bomber, Roberts is creepy and cool enough to pull something out of a sloppy script. Just as Larry’s about to bring a woman and her daughter into the country border patrol stops him, sending the three back to Larry’s isolated home. The woman naturally begins to grow wary of him.

Gary Busey and Erik Estrada put in a few minutes here as well. Busey is almost always awesome when he gets to be fiery, and that’s exactly what he plays his FBI character as. Estrada, on the other hand, is painful to watch. I sure can’t wait to start reviewing some of his direct-to-video projects from back in the early 90s when people would, you know, hire him outside of Russian TV shows and cartoons.

Since this is part of a TV show, the plot is barely conclusive. Who the hell was building the mailbombs that were killing innocent people? Uhhh… Some guy. Not important. Whatever.

I enjoyed watching Border Blues, but you probably won’t.
DVD: Barebones.

VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 6.0/10 (1 vote cast)
VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
Border Blues, 6.0 out of 10 based on 1 rating

Comments on this entry (no comments)

Did you like this post? You can share your opinion with us! Simply click here.

Add Your Comment