Once Upon a Time in Mexico Movie Review 2003

Information and Film Reviews for Once Upon a Time in Mexico the Movie

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The last in Rodriguez's "El Mariachi" trilogy. El Mariachi (Banderas) is enlisted by corrupt CIA agent Sands to take part in a coup against the President of Mexico. The coup is being planned by vicious cartel leader Barillo (Dafoe) and crooked Gen. Marquez, both of whom want to see El Mariachi dead (and the feeling is mutual). Confusing plot twists and twirls around flashbacks, doublecrosses, triplecrosses, and at least three different subplots to keep you guessing about what's going on and who's on whose side. The top-notch cast keeps it all together (especially Depp, who walks away with every scene he's in), under the playful guidance of Rodriguez, who doesn't disappoint with several spectacular action scenes.


Sony Pictures Home Video, Sony Pictures Plz., 10202 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232, Phone: (310)244-7306, Fax: (310)280-2485, URL: http://www.spe.sony.com, Remarks: Formerly Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 101 minutes.
Originally from United States.

Cast and Crew

Mexico, CIA/NSA, Hit Men/Women, Blindness, Revenge, Flashback
Robert Rodriguez
Antonio Banderas, Johnny Depp, Willem Dafoe, Salma Hayek, Mickey Rourke, Eva Mendes, Danny Trejo, Enrique Inglesias, Marco Leonardi, Richard "Cheech" Marin, Ruben Blades, Pedro Armendariz, Gerardo Vigil
Robert Rodriguez
Robert Rodriguez
Robert Rodriguez
Edward Novick, Robert Rodriguez, Meno Hinjosa, Graciela Mazon, Robert Rodriguez
Elizabeth Avellan, Carlos Gallardo, Robert Rodriguez, Troublemaker Studios, Columbia Pictures

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