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"The Emerald Forest" earned director John Boorman stripes as an adventurer with an eye for pictorial rapture and social turmoil. But in "Beyond Rangoon," an improbable tale of an American damsel-doctor caught amidst the genocidal Burmese civil war, Boorman "lapses into banal visual stereotyping," saysTIME's Richard Corliss. "The rebels are thin, winsome, saintly, while the nasty soldiers have bad skin and potbellies. And the film simply forfeits belief with its notion that Laura (played by Patricia Arquette), who stumbles through Burma like a girl in a monster movie after she's seen the giant ants, is a physician. She hardly seems smart enough to be a patient."