Student or Learner
A line in a movie goes like: "Even if you go as far as America, you cannot escape your karma."
Does the writer use as far as to emphasize the distance (no matter how far you go) because "as far as" could be replaced by "to" to make sense?
I am not a teacher.
as far as = so far as = in so far as
as far as possible
as far as in me lies
as far as I know
as far as I am able
So far as I can gather
..the sea was blue, however, and the cliffs, so far as he could judge, streaky. (J. Galswarthy, “Swan Song”)
as far as = right up to, right down to, right into (in your case)
Vil's examples are not particularly relevant here. We are dealing with the basic meaning of 'far' - a long distance away.
"Even if you go as far as America, you cannot escape your karma."
There's another way to read this, which is not probable here, but should be known about:
"Even if you go as far as America [does/goes], you cannot escape your karma."
"Even if you go as far as Lady Gaga[does/goes], you cannot become something you aren't."