| Original Score: 2/4
Promises a road movie of blissful comic romance and delivers a series of dramatic dead ends.
| Original Score: 1/5
Two word review: El Paso.
Intermittently appealing, fundamentally dysfunctional.
At no point do Jerry and Samantha seem romantically connected at all.
| Original Score: 1/5
This is not your typical star vehicle.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
It's tough to believe anyone could read this script and fail to realize the movie wouldn't end up going anywhere.
Disjointed, dull and poorly acted.
Where is Elmore Leonard when we need him?
| Original Score: 1/4
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.
Loaded with high-flying personality and low-keyed professionalism.
Incomprehensible story about a priceless gun, a pair of lovers and who cares?
An amiable reminder that not all screen laughter has to spring from gross-out sight gags involving bodily orifices, appendages and effluvia.
There is nothing in this very slight road movie ... that remotely justifies its ponderous length.
An entertaining and endlessly inventive tale.
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.
| Original Score: 3/4
Some of what follows is amusing and even touching, but none of it fully capitalizes on the cast's star wattage.
Its charms are fitful and its weaknesses obvious.
Gandolfini comes in from left field and provides a character with dimensions and surprises, bringing out the best in Roberts.
Tries to pass off a lot of aimless zigzagging as quirkiness.
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.
It wants ever so desperately to be successfully hip and offbeat, but it can't manage to make it happen.
| Original Score: 2/5
A passably diverting entry in the Tarantino genre of splatter and yuks and soulfully bumbling hit men.
J.H. Wyman's clever script takes chances and includes some truly satisfying payoffs.
| Original Score: 82/100
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.
Comes off more like a schizophrenic, self-aware jumble of genres -- not to mention a supreme waste of star power.
Eventually you sense that the whole movie is spinning its wheels.
A rollicking romantic comedy with an alarmingly high body count.
A flaky, funny shaggy-dog story.
Verbinski's direction is loose, fluid and attractive, and the entire cast seems to be having a grand time.
A mixed bag -- the comedy is generally effective, and some of the drama works, but the adventure and romance elements are dead on arrival.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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.
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.
| Original Score: C+
A terrific ensemble comedy-adventure about guns, messy relationships and dusty El Caminos.
| Original Score: A-