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      Once Upon a Time in Mexico

      R Released Sep 12, 2003 1h 41m Action List
      66% Tomatometer 168 Reviews 64% Audience Score 250,000+ Ratings Return of the mythic guitar-slinging hero, El Mariachi (Antonio Banderas), in the final installment of the Mariachi/Desperado trilogy. The saga continues as El Mariachi makes his way across a rugged landscape on the blood trail of Barrillo (Willem Dafoe), a cartel kingpin with one last score to settle who is planning a coup d'etat against the president of Mexico. Enlisted by Sands (Johnny Depp), a corrupt CIA agent, El Mariachi demands retribution. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Violent, pulpy, loopy fun, with Depp stealing the show.

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      Neil Norman London Evening Standard A succession of set pieces, however vivid and colourful will not alone make a coherent movie. And this is far from coherent. Colourful, but nuts. Jan 11, 2018 Full Review Nell Minow Common Sense Media Like an R-rated, violent Roadrunner cartoon. Rated: 4/5 Dec 26, 2010 Full Review Marrit Ingman Austin Chronicle Rated: 4/5 Oct 1, 2003 Full Review Rob Gonsalves Rob's Movie Vault Couldn’t be more lightweight, but heaviness was never the point or the promise of these movies. Rated: B Sep 19, 2022 Full Review David Nusair Reel Film Reviews Robert Rodriguez's Mexico trilogy comes to a close with this disastrously underwhelming installment... Rated: 1/4 May 9, 2020 Full Review Felicia Feaster Creative Loafing Replay a joke too often and the impact is gone, and Rodriguez's overuse of old movie riffs and smirking brutality is a joke that goes on for far too long. Jan 29, 2020 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Walt S This movie is a bad imitation of a Tarrentino film. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 04/19/24 Full Review Kovas K DonnyMiestollErniqueriglesias Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/08/24 Full Review Daniel M It wasn't as good as Despersdo but it had its moments. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 10/15/23 Full Review Audience Member Robert Rodriguez brings his final chapter of the El Mariachi trilogy Reuniting Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Cheech Marin, and Danny Trejo Newcomers include Johnny Depp, Eva Mendez, Willem Dafoe, and Mickey Rourke Barillo is a drug cartel kingpin and Mariachi makes his way through the trail of blood he leaves behind He's hired to kill the President of Mexico but alas he is betrayed with a target in his back and his girlfriend, Carolina Sands is the main man assigned to track him down working for the CIA but he might end up playing both sides I didn't care for the original movie but I had a lot of fun watching Desperado This one has very good action scenes, an exotic locale, great character actors Yet the editing is very confusing in spots with a narrative that's kinda spotty But it still retains its violent, pulpy sense of fun It's more about Johnny Depp stealing the show, the rest of the cast is more like guest appearances It lacks some coherency but for fans of this character they'll get enough enjoyment Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 09/12/23 Full Review irene p La trilogia finisce con grande estetismo ma poco brio Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 07/19/23 Full Review Michael T Good cast, but it was all a lot of senseless killing in which you didn't know who was doing what to whom or why and in the end you didn't care. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 07/14/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      70% 63% Machete 70% 79% Desperado TRAILER for Desperado 91% 76% El Mariachi 29% 34% Machete Kills 0% 20% Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever Discover more movies and TV shows. View More

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      Synopsis Return of the mythic guitar-slinging hero, El Mariachi (Antonio Banderas), in the final installment of the Mariachi/Desperado trilogy. The saga continues as El Mariachi makes his way across a rugged landscape on the blood trail of Barrillo (Willem Dafoe), a cartel kingpin with one last score to settle who is planning a coup d'etat against the president of Mexico. Enlisted by Sands (Johnny Depp), a corrupt CIA agent, El Mariachi demands retribution.
      Director
      Robert Rodriguez
      Producer
      Robert Rodriguez, Elizabeth Avellan, Carlos Gallardo
      Screenwriter
      Robert Rodriguez
      Distributor
      Columbia Pictures
      Production Co
      Troublemaker Studios
      Rating
      R (Strong Language|Language)
      Genre
      Action
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Sep 12, 2003, Wide
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Apr 16, 2012
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $55.8M
      Runtime
      1h 41m
      Sound Mix
      Surround
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