The Mexican Reviews

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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
April 27, 2007
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Derek Adams
Time Out
June 24, 2006
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Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
November 6, 2002
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Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture
September 26, 2002
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Globe and Mail
March 22, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic
April 11, 2001
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
March 8, 2001
Promises a road movie of blissful comic romance and delivers a series of dramatic dead ends.
| Original Score: 1/5
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Ebert & Roeper
March 8, 2001
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Joel Siegel
Good Morning America
March 8, 2001
Two word review: El Paso.
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J. Hoberman
Village Voice
March 6, 2001
Intermittently appealing, fundamentally dysfunctional.
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
March 2, 2001
At no point do Jerry and Samantha seem romantically connected at all.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Rita Kempley
Washington Post
March 2, 2001
This is not your typical star vehicle.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Mike Clark
USA Today
March 2, 2001
It's tough to believe anyone could read this script and fail to realize the movie wouldn't end up going anywhere.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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John Zebrowski
Seattle Times
March 2, 2001
Disjointed, dull and poorly acted.
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Bob Graham
San Francisco Chronicle
March 2, 2001
Where is Elmore Leonard when we need him?
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Charles Taylor
Salon.com
March 2, 2001
One of those movies you go to see at 7 p.m., look at your watch three hours later and see that it says 7:45.
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John Anderson
Newsday
March 2, 2001
Incomprehensible story about a priceless gun, a pair of lovers and who cares?
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
March 2, 2001
An amiable reminder that not all screen laughter has to spring from gross-out sight gags involving bodily orifices, appendages and effluvia.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
March 2, 2001
There is nothing in this very slight road movie ... that remotely justifies its ponderous length.
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Eric Harrison
Houston Chronicle
March 2, 2001
An entertaining and endlessly inventive tale.
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
March 2, 2001
At a time when action and effects dominate the movies, it's plain refreshing to run into a picture that rolls around playfully in the language.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Julie Hinds
Detroit Free Press
March 2, 2001
Some of what follows is amusing and even touching, but none of it fully capitalizes on the cast's star wattage.
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Steven Rosen
Denver Post
March 2, 2001
Its charms are fitful and its weaknesses obvious.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
March 2, 2001
Gandolfini comes in from left field and provides a character with dimensions and surprises, bringing out the best in Roberts.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Jay Carr
Boston Globe
March 2, 2001
Tries to pass off a lot of aimless zigzagging as quirkiness.
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
March 2, 2001
To its many producers, teaming Julia Roberts and Brad Pitt for the first time was obviously of far greater importance than finding a good story and a strong director.
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
March 2, 2001
It wants ever so desperately to be successfully hip and offbeat, but it can't manage to make it happen.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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March 1, 2001
A passably diverting entry in the Tarantino genre of splatter and yuks and soulfully bumbling hit men.
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Cody Clark
Mr. Showbiz
March 1, 2001
J.H. Wyman's clever script takes chances and includes some truly satisfying payoffs.
| Original Score: 82/100
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
March 1, 2001
A series of scenes and set-pieces that have entertaining stuff going for them, but that doesn't hang together in any sort of compelling way.
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Robert Horton
Film.com
March 1, 2001
Deadly dull.
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Al Brumley
Dallas Morning News
March 1, 2001
Comes off more like a schizophrenic, self-aware jumble of genres -- not to mention a supreme waste of star power.
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Mark Caro
Chicago Tribune
March 1, 2001
Eventually you sense that the whole movie is spinning its wheels.
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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
March 1, 2001
A rollicking romantic comedy with an alarmingly high body count.
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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
March 1, 2001
A flaky, funny shaggy-dog story.
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Todd McCarthy
Variety
March 1, 2001
Verbinski's direction is loose, fluid and attractive, and the entire cast seems to be having a grand time.
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
March 1, 2001
A mixed bag -- the comedy is generally effective, and some of the drama works, but the adventure and romance elements are dead on arrival.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
March 1, 2001
Gandolfini not only anchors this lightweight material in genuine emotion but also adds a warming layer of subtle comedy that jibes nicely with the more frenetic kind played by the movie's two leads.
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
March 1, 2001
Every now and then, when this picaresque caper loses its way, you can imagine Pitt and Roberts, each posed prettily on a lily pad, ribbitting BRAD. JULIA. BRAD. JULIA.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Steve Murray
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
March 1, 2001
A terrific ensemble comedy-adventure about guns, messy relationships and dusty El Caminos.
Full Review | Original Score: A-