800 Balas (800 Bullets)

2002

800 Balas (800 Bullets)

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45%

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Total Count: 11

61%

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A hyperstylized tribute to spaghetti westerns courtesy of fearless Spanish director Alex de la Iglesia, 800 Bullets finds young Carlos (Luis Castro) striking out on his own in search of his long-lost father. Swiping his shrewish businesswoman mother's (Carmen Maura) credit card and setting his sights on Almeria, Carlos begins his quest to learn the truth about his father after his curiosity is sparked while thumbing through old photographs. Carlos comes into contact with his alcoholic grandfather Julian (Sancho Gracia) shortly after arriving in Almeria, where the one-time Clint Eastwood stunt double is still chasing his dreams of stardom. Rumored to have caused Carlos' father's death years earlier when a dangerous stunt went horribly awry, Julian now spends his days staging elaborate Western shows for tourists on the abandoned film sets. As the young boy quickly wins the affections of the rough and tumble stunt crew, the arrival of his mother begins to threaten his newfound happiness when she reveals plans of turning the location into an amusement park. As the hapless crew faces the prospect of being displaced by the greed of modern society, they are forced to defend thier territory by replacing their blanks with 800 real bullets.

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  • May 13, 2011
    A film thats very hit and miss. but anyone whos into the spagetti westerns wil see something. set in a spanish town, where supposedly a lot of them were made, and a stuntman of the time helping run the town as a tourist atraction. the film is at times stylish, and many references to the genre, with some great namechecks. lots of flaws, and a very weird scene with a hooker seducing a very young kid with him touching her breasts fit uncomfortably. so overall a curious watch.
    scott g Super Reviewer
  • Oct 18, 2009
    What a GREAT movie!!!
    Brody M Super Reviewer
  • Jun 14, 2007
    Very goof film! Again a crazy story with really funny scenes. What I love the most of all this movies is the originality of the ideas, the plots are very unsusual. They're not supernatural thing or anything like that. They're common things but nobody has done a movie about that before. Anyway, really good film. Very funny.
    Magali G Super Reviewer

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