Striving to cross the desert border from Mexico to the United States, a group of illegal Latino immigrants, including Gael García Bernal, find themselves at the mercy of a rifle-toting racist and his equally relentless dog.

A lean, stripped-to-basics thriller that keeps dialogue and character development to a minimum, but racks up the suspense as the conflict amid the rocky, sun-scorched terrain resolves into a battle of wills between Bernal’s resilient hero and Jeffrey Dean Morgan’s remorseless vigilante.

You don’t have to strain to detect a political edge to the story and it’s probably no coincidence that the villain’s dog, a Belgian Malinois, is the breed the US Secret Service uses to guard the grounds of the White House. Trump wouldn’t like it!