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Desperado Reviews

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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
Bloated and overlong.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 27, 2002
If Rodriguez is still stumbling forward, finding his way, at least he's got panache and character. Sometimes, that is enough.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
January 1, 2000
Desperado, which is nothing but set pieces, snoozes between its scenes of carnage.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
April 17, 2002
A movie that was probably more fun to make than it is to watch.
June 18, 2002
The routine gets tiresome for the Mariachi, and for the audience, too, after about an hour.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 9, 2002
Many characters and situations are repetitive and the film is overlong, and at times even boring.
Full Review| Original Score: 5/10
September 26, 2003
Desperado has merit as a guilty pleasure, but when the violence and action grow tiresome, the film has nothing to hang its hat on.
| Original Score: C+
January 1, 2000
There's plenty of action and will keep Banderas fans happy, but somehow lacks the charm of the original.
January 12, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
January 1, 2000
On the whole, watching the film is about as much fun as sitting on a cactus.
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
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.
August 15, 2002
What Rodriguez has essentially done in Desperado is make a slicker, more expensive copy of what came before. And what looked promising for $7,000 looks tiresome for a whole lot more.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
May 20, 2003
Mr. Rodriguez may be good enough to make a film about anything, but Desperado would collapse if its characters had to do anything but play with guns.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
July 30, 2007
Within Rodriguez' pulp formula stories are little pockets of ingenuity.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 3, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
July 25, 2003
Slick, funny and exciting, but falls apart in the end.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
October 11, 2001
Enough blood to fill a swimming pool!
| Original Score: 4/5
January 26, 2006
Rodriguez's second feature may be a rambling, derivative exercise in gratuitous violence, but its determination to proceed as if the word 'restraint' never existed makes for gleeful entertainment.
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