‘Borrego’ Starring Lucy Hale Coming to Netflix in May 2022

Review Ethan / 2022-09-06 12:50:49

Borrego, a Lucy Hale-directed thriller film that premiered in select theatres and VOD in January 2022, will be available on Netflix USA and Canada starting May 2022. This will mark the movie’s first time on a streaming service like Netflix.

Here’s what you can expect from the movie:

“Elly is a young botanist on a research mission gone awry. After witnessing a drug mule’s plane crash in the Borrego desert, she is kidnapped and forced on a dangerous journey to a remote drop off point. With limited essentials and alone in the desert with her captor, desperation for survival takes hold as Elly risks her life to escape from his clutches before the trip turns deadly.”

Alongside Lucy Hale in the movie we see the actress reunite on-screen with Nicholas Gonzales who both appeared in Pretty Little Liars together (no longer on Netflix we’re afraid).

Olivia Trujillo and Jorge A. Jimenez as well as Leynar Gmez and Jaime Aymerich are also stars.

Jesse Harris directs and writes the film under Abcde Pictures.

SabanFilms is the distributor of this movie. They have premiered many movies on Netflix USA in recent years. Not all SabanFilms come to Netflix but this year so far, we’ve seen The Colony and Zone 414 drop as SVOD debuts, and in the case of Dragon Rider came to Netflix as an Original.

Borrego: Should You Watch It on Netflix?

Based on the reviews, this may be a skip for most unless you’re a particular fan of Lucy Hale. Based on 12 reviews, it currently holds a 25% RottenTomatoes score of 25.

The Boston Herald was perhaps the kindest on the movie calling it a “gripping crime thriller,” adding that it’s “modest” and “well-made”.

Roger Eber’s review sadly concluded that the movie is an “awkward thriller pasted onto a moody strangers-forging-a-connection drama, doesn’t allow itself to be what it so clearly wants to be.”

IMDb rated the film at 6.7/10 based upon over 2000 reviews.

Netflix confirmed Borrego's arrival on Netflix USA and Canada in May 2022.

For more on what’s coming to Netflix in May 2022, keep an eye on our coming soon section for more.


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