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Movie Review: 'Desperado'

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Desperado

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
106 minutes
Wide Release Date:
08/25/95
performer:
Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Quentin Tarantino
director:
Robert Rodriguez
author:
9808
genre:
ActionAdventure, Mystery and Thriller

We gave it a B

Written, produced, edited, and directed by Robert Rodriguez, this propulsive rock & roll spaghetti Western is both a sequel to and an expansion of his $7,000 south-of-the-border shoot-’em-up, El Mariachi, this time with an even more outrageous body count. The plot has all the sophistication of a dime-store novel cover, but in Desperado the gunplay is the story. The characters use their bullets like words, as an instant communiqué of rage and will. The camera loves Banderas — a velvet stud — as much as it did the young Clint Eastwood. B

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