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Three Amigos! (1986)

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Movie Info

Three silent movie actors known as the "Three Amigos" travel to a small Mexican town for what they think is a public appearance in this mild comedy. Instead, they realize they have been mistaken for their screen characters, where the townspeople ask them to help fight an evil bandit.more
Rating: PG (strong language including sexual content)
Genre: Western, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Steven M. Martin, Lorne Michaels, Randy Newman, Steve Martin, John Landis
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 23, 1999
Runtime:
HBO Video

Cast

Steve Martin
as Lucky Day
Chevy Chase
as Dusty Bottoms
Martin Short
as Ned Nederlander
Joe Mantegna
as Flugelman
Josh Gallegos
as Bar Patron
Fred Asparagus
as Bartender
Gene Hartline
as Silent Movie Bandido
William B. Kaplan
as Silent Movie Bandido
Sophia Lamour
as Silent Movie Senorit...
Santos Morales
as Telegrapher
Tino Insana
as Studio Guard
Craig Berenson
as Telegram Delivery Bo...
Kai Wulff
as German
Joshua Gallegos
as Bar Patron
Norbert Weisser
as German's Friend
Brian Thompson
as German's Other Frien...
Abel Franco
as Papa Sanchez
Betty Carvalho
as Mama Sanchez
Benita
as Rosita
Jeff O'Haco
as Bandido
Loyda Ramos
as Conchita
Carl LaFong
as Tortoise
Randy Newman
as Singing Bush
Rebecca Underwood
as Hot Senorita
Brinke Stevens
as (uncredited)
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Critic Reviews for Three Amigos!

All Critics (34) | Top Critics (12)

It's the laziness of the project that's finally most galling.

Full Review… | April 25, 2014
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic

[Three Amigos is] a goofy delight. It's like a cross between a big-budget Three Stooges movie and a Hope-Crosby road picture, with dozens of old cowpoke gags thrown in to spice up the brew.

Full Review… | April 25, 2014
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

While it's occasionally funny, Three Amigos! isn't an entirely fun occasion.

Full Review… | April 25, 2014
Philadelphia Inquirer
Top Critic

You know it's a boring comedy when you find yourself laughing only at the lead actors' costumes.

Full Review… | April 25, 2014
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic

The happy-go-lucky Three Amigos is a picture to see when your expectations are down and you've already been to everything that's good.

Full Review… | April 25, 2014
Orlando Sentinel
Top Critic

On the whole there's not a lot of flesh on these cynically haphazard bones.

Full Review… | April 25, 2014
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Three Amigos!

Funny and memorable, Three Amigos!, gonna make a lot of people laugh. Martin, Chase and Short are a amazingly ensemble.

Lucas Martins
Lucas Martins

Super Reviewer

½

John Landis has had a very spotty career. And, as much as I wanted to really like this, it is unfortunately one of his misses.

The concept is a mixture of a few things, namely The Seven Samurai/The Magnificent Seven with the whole shtick about actors who get confused for the characters they play, but end up becoming like their characters. The specific plot for this high concept involves three recently fired silent era actors known for playing singing, dancing, fighting mariachis who get hired by a naive Mexican woman to save their village from a band of marauders. Due to some mixups, the trip think they're being hired for a special public appearance, not (initially) realizing that the bullets being fired at them are real this time.

The director is there, the cast (Chevy Chase, Steve Martin, Martin Short) are there, and the concept is definitely there, so I have no idea what happened here.

This movie is shockingly flat, dull, not really all that funny, and just a real missed opportunity. Almost all of the jokes fall flat, everything just feels really stale, contrived, and dumb, and I kept being reminded of all the better movies that this film apes off of and fails to be a successful farcical send up of.

Yeah, the music (the score primarily) is good, and there's a couple of moments that did make me genuine laugh, but I really can't remember what they are sadly. Everyone seems to be on autopilot, and I just can't stress enough how dull and disappointing this is.

When I saw Roger Ebert's one star review, I was surprised at how he could have disliked this movie so much. Now that I've seen it myself, it's painfully obvious. I thought that Spies Like Us was a dull effort from Landis, but this makes that one look like a damn masterpiece.

cosmo313
Chris Weber

Super Reviewer

Now this is a classic...nay legendary 80's comedy, I guarantee you'll laugh your ass off, if you don't then your too young to remember these SNL allstars. The plot is daft and has now been rehashed many times but the comedy is gold. There are so many funny moments, the whole film is just non stop, really...all that's missing is John Candy. I can't stress enough how good this is, its one of the all time best feel good comedies you will ever see, up there with 'Planes, Trains and Automobiles'

They don't make comedies like this anymore because no one can beat a cast like this, once in a lifetime and that's it. A treasure of a film.

'oh great..you just shot the invisible swordsman'

phubbs1
Phil Hubbs

Super Reviewer

Three Amigos! Quotes

Dusty Bottoms: Looks like someone's been down here with the ugly stick.
– Submitted by Jazen H (21 months ago)
Ned Nederlander: Dusty, how do you like your bat?
Dusty Bottoms: Medium rare.
– Submitted by Jazen H (21 months ago)
Ned Nederlander: Dusty, how do you like your bat?
Dusty Bottoms: Medium rare.
– Submitted by Jazen H (21 months ago)
El Guapo: Jefe, you do not understand women. You cannot force open the petals of a flower. When the flower is ready, it opens itself up to you.
Jefe: When do you think Carmen will 'open up her flower' to you?
El Guapo: Tonight, or I will kill her.
– Submitted by Jazen H (21 months ago)

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