The movie is over the top all the way. It features bank robbery basic training, pratfalls galore, banjos, ice skates, and even "Matrix-y" type slow-mo action. This is the funniest western since Shanghai Noon, but it didn't have catfights. Veteran comedic comrade Steve Zahn is hilarious as the crime scene expert who joins forces with the bad girl robin hoods. Watching his "seduction "scene with Cruz and Hayek, I concluded that he must be the luckiest man in the history of motion pictures!
These leading ladies complement each other like more traditional action duos. You root for them, knowing they'll triumph in the end. They're a dynamic pair alright, and I'm not just talking about their epic chests! In the end, they ride off into the sunset, their legend only to increase.
A rich, pampered, educated chic and a simple yet "quite connected" farm hand girl finds themselves in a situation where they have to work with each other.
Lots of eye candy for the guys and lots of simplistic, slightly idiotic but laughable fun for everyone.
A pretty enjoyable comedy.
STEVE ZAHN CLEARLY WORKS WELL WITH BOTH SALMA HAYEK AND PENELOPE CRUZ.
Does anybody feel like some hot Latina action-comedy? Look no further than this movie. And, who are the two most beautiful latinas in the world? Spain's Penelope Cruz and Mexico's Salma Hayek come to mind.
Basically, this is just a predictable buddy picture set in the old west, very similar to the old 1965 movie, "Viva Maria". This movie is written by Luc Besson and Robert Mark Kamen, who seem to always make good action pictures.
The basic plot is that a New York bank want to set up a railroad across Mexico and they buy up banks and hire a gunman, Tyler Jackson (Dwight Yoakam) to muscle-out farmers from the land in their way.
Maria Alvarez (Cruz) and Sara Sandoval (Hayek) are two women who are forced into becoming a bank-robbing/Robin Hood duo. They are trained in robbing banks and shooting guns by their mentor, Bill Buck (Sam Shepard) and they meet a scientist Quentin (Steve Zahn) who is something of a forensics pioneer. Rumor has it that Zahn did the movie for free just so he could be in a bedroom scene with Cruz and Hayek. :-) I wouldn't hardly blame him.
It's a fun little movie.