A Night In Old Mexico (2014)

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Forced to abandon his ranch and land, Red Bovie (Robert Duvall) rejecting the impulse to become complacent in his old age, hops in his Cadillac and hightails it to Mexico while Gally (Jeremy Irvine) Red's grandson which he has just met, sits shotgun on his grandfather's brash adventure to learn more about him. Grandfather and grandson start a journey through their respective dreams with a frenzied stop in a Mexican town where they meet Patty (Angie Cepeda), who sees in them the hope for a better … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama
Directed By:
Written By: William D. Wittliff
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jul 14, 2014
Runtime:
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Cast


as Red Bovie

as Gally Bovie

as PattyWafers

as Panama

as Big Roscoe Hammil

as Driver

as Inez Claypack

as Brothel Patron
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Critic Reviews for A Night In Old Mexico

All Critics (17) | Top Critics (9)

It's hard not to wonder if Duvall got passed over for a role in Last Vegas and, not to be outdone by that snake Kevin Kline, decided to make the Western version instead.

Full Review… | May 16, 2014
L.A. Weekly
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The director Emilio Aragón wisely trains the camera on Mr. Duvall. "A Night in Old Mexico" is his baby, and he rocks it.

Full Review… | May 15, 2014
New York Times
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The movie doesn't have the same kind of emotional depth that Duvall and Wittliff managed to pull off decades ago. Worse, the dialogue often sounds stilted.

Full Review… | May 15, 2014
Washington Post
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This poky, clichéd, slackly told picture, directed by Emilio Aragón, would've felt dated a few decades ago; now it feels like a downright relic.

Full Review… | May 15, 2014
Los Angeles Times
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Not a second of this feels real, but at least we see Duvall croon "Mexicali Rose."

Full Review… | May 15, 2014
New York Daily News
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Though A Night In Old Mexico won't be Duvall's last screen performance, it's as fitting a farewell as he's likely to get.

Full Review… | May 15, 2014
AV Club
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Audience Reviews for A Night In Old Mexico

Robert Duvall leads the cast in the rather pointless and disappointing western A Night in Old Mexico. After losing his Texas ranch Red Bovie heads for Mexico for a wild night of debauchery and takes his estranged grandson in tow. The acting is poor, and even Duvall doesn't put forth much effort. The writing is also quite bad; as the plot is all over the place and the characters aren't very interesting. The film tries to come through with a message about family and honor, but it isn't told very well. Unfortunately, A Night in Old Mexico isn't able to find a clear focus and ends up being a jumbled mess that doesn't work.

Dann Michalski
Dann Michalski

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½

This is very well made Spanish-American co-production directed by Emilio Aragon about a man (Robert Duvall) and his grandson (Jeremy Irvine). Written by Bill Wittliff, it will please you, or disappoint you - depends what were you expecting. I expected nothing, and I got a warm family action drama which has every possible cliché packed in it. And I had to enjoy it, because those clichés were simply adorable!

The story of Red Bovie, a old guy who is forced to abandon his ranch and land in Texas, but is refusing to become complacent in his old age was something I really liked. Even when he discovers that he has a grandson, nothing stops him. He hops in his Cadillac, and hightails it to Mexico. They begin a journey with a frenzied stop in a Mexican town where they meet Patty, who sees in them the hope for a better life. Along the way, there are plenty of shady men to keep the adventure going!

Robert Duvall is the centre of the movie with his amazing ability to attract with acting skills even in his old age. Every moment is simply filled with him, even when he is not on screen, and I can only thank Emilio Aragón for letting that happen! Enjoyable, entertaining, exceptional acting!

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Panta Oz

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