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Once Upon a Time in Mexico

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Antonio Banderas, Once Upon a Time in Mexico
Once Upon A Time in Mexico: Rico Torres

Once Upon a Time in Mexico

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
97 minutes
Wide Release Date:
09/12/03
performer:
Antonio Banderas, Willem Dafoe, Johnny Depp, Salma Hayek, Eva Mendes, Ruben Blades, Enrique Iglesias, Marco Leonardi, Cheech Marin, Mickey Rourke, Danny Trejo
director:
Robert Rodriguez
distributor:
Columbia Pictures
author:
Robert Rodriguez
genre:
Mystery and Thriller, ActionAdventure

We gave it a B

Inspired by Sergio Leone, director (and writer, producer, editor, composer, cameraman) Robert Rodriguez wraps up his ”El Mariachi” trilogy with Once Upon a Time in Mexico, a bloody, chaotic epic about a Mexican patriot who must stop two miscreants from staging a coup d’etat. Antonio Banderas captivates as the smoldering, long-haired mariachi hero (”El” for short), while Johnny Depp’s sardonic, trigger-happy CIA agent is a masterfully witty, quirky creation. Despite a convoluted plot, Rodriguez’s mix of old-fashioned shoot-outs and digital technology makes this a worthy melancholy fairy tale.

EXTRAS With characteristic passion for his craft, Rodriguez pours his heart into the special features, including three minidocs that offer an inside look at the one-man filmmaking studio and an in-depth commentary sure to satiate even the most vigilant movie geek.