The Mexican (2001)



Critic Consensus: Though The Mexican makes a good attempt at originality, its ponderous length makes it wear out its welcome. Also, those looking forward to seeing Roberts and Pitt paired up may end up disappointed, as they are kept apart for most of the movie.

Movie Info

A clumsy criminal is put in a position where he not only has to save his own skin, but that of his girlfriend in this comedy with strong undercurrents of romance. Jerry Welbach (Brad Pitt) is a low-level Mafia "mechanic" whose ineptitude is countered by frequent (but unpredictable) bursts of dumb luck. Jerry's girlfriend Samantha (Julia Roberts) wants him to get out of the business, and after his latest blunder lands capo Arnold Margolese (Gene Hackman) in jail, so does mid-level crime kingpin … More

Rating: R (for violence and language)
Genre: Drama , Action & Adventure , Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: J. H. Wyman , J.H. Wyman
In Theaters:
On DVD: Aug 7, 2001
Box Office: $66.6M
Dreamworks Distribution LLC - Official Site


as Jerry

as Samantha

as Arnold Margolese

as Well Dressed Black M...

as Car Thief

as Emanuelle

as Gunsmith's Assistant

as Gunsmith's Daughter

as Estelle

as Bobby Victory

as Mexican Gas Station ...

as Mexican Policeman

as Vegas M.C.

as Vegas Busboy

as Vegas Onlooker

as Mexican Ticket Agent

as Car Rental Rep

as Bartender

as Car Thief No. 2

as Car Thief No. 3

as Chicken Farmer

as Junk Yard Proprietor

as Mexican Woman at Pho...

as 2nd Man with Gun

as Nobleman's Son

as Elderly Mexican Lady

as Chosen Grandmother

as Small Boy with Flash...

as Big Thief No. 4

as Hotel Security

as `Big Tom' Double

as Reveler to Fire Gun

as Musician

as Musician

as Musician
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Critic Reviews for The Mexican

All Critics (151) | Top Critics (40)

An interesting mess for older teens and up.

Full Review… | December 28, 2010
Common Sense Media

It just sits there, doing nothing that a competent made-for-cable movie with C-list stars couldn't do.

Full Review… | March 11, 2008

First pairing of Hollywood's beloved stars Brad Pitt and Julia Roberts is a mixed blessing in this mishmash of a movie, in which different genres and styles strenuously compete for our attention.

Full Review… | July 17, 2007

The Mexican coasts along throwing at us double-agent/double-crossings intrigue, witty one-liners, and some evocative scenery.

Full Review… | September 27, 2006

Habla usted mediocre movie?

October 6, 2005
Bangor Daily News (Maine)

The Mexican fails because the entire movie changes its tone from one moment to the next.

December 6, 2004
Looking Closer

Audience Reviews for The Mexican


For all the bad things I had heard about this movie.... I have to disagree. It is not the best movie.... but it is good! Worth seeing!

Thomas Johnston

Super Reviewer


Not quite the film I as expecting, so pleasantly surprised, Im not the biggest fan of Julia Roberts, but enjoyed this film regardless.

For me, the best role in this was that of James Gandolfini, perhaps a typecast sort of role for him but with a great twist.

Lady D'arbanville

Super Reviewer

A fun movie that never got the credit it deserves. The pairing of Brad Pitt and Julia Roberts was perfect, they have a great on screen chemistry. The story was extremely interesting and was original, not an average romantic comedy at all.

Conner Rainwater

Super Reviewer

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