Desperado - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Desperado Reviews

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January 1, 2000
Bloated and overlong.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
What happens looks terrific. Now if [Rodriguez] can harness that technical facility to a screenplay that's more story than setup, he might really have something.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
It's big, it's daft, but Desperado is confident and hugely entertaining filmmaking.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 1, 2000
In this movie, words and actions speak equally loudly.
January 1, 2000
On the whole, watching the film is about as much fun as sitting on a cactus.
January 1, 2000
It's violence as a dance.
January 1, 2000
A wonderfully exciting and hypnotic action film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 1, 2000
There's plenty of action and will keep Banderas fans happy, but somehow lacks the charm of the original.
January 1, 2000
A bust-a-gut film experience that reveals Rodriguez as both a stylist versed in the mechanics of popular storytelling and a maverick whose ingenuity guides him along a singular path.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 1, 2000
Around the halfway or two-thirds mark, the bloody killings become far too redundant, the best supporting characters are gone and Rodriguez rapidly runs out of fresh ideas.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
Desperado, which is nothing but set pieces, snoozes between its scenes of carnage.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
As movies go, Desperado is a great big assault weapon with the trigger squeezed hard. It's effective, but it crosses a line -- there's only so much of the same old rat-a-tat-a-tat that you can really take.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
January 1, 2000
On the one hand, Rodriguez sticks with what he knows -- screwball action-adventure. On the other hand, he seems to have shot the same movie twice.
January 1, 2000
There's nothing like going into a movie with high expectations and coming out in awe....What (Rodriguez) can do with $7 million would make big-budget action directors cry.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B
January 12, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
April 3, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
January 2, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
August 25, 1995
Full Review | Original Score: B
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