Desperado Reviews

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June 18, 2002
The routine gets tiresome for the Mariachi, and for the audience, too, after about an hour.
June 5, 2002
Banderas oozes sexual charisma and strength, and the supporting cast is strong all around, especially a wily Steve Buscemi as the Mariachi's friend.
April 17, 2002
A movie that was probably more fun to make than it is to watch.
January 27, 2002
If Rodriguez is still stumbling forward, finding his way, at least he's got panache and character. Sometimes, that is enough.
October 11, 2001
Enough blood to fill a swimming pool!
May 12, 2001
Desperado is best when Rodriguez lets his playful side cut through the blare of a born filmmaker indulging his first chance at high-end Hollywood fireworks.
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
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.
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
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.
January 1, 2000
Bloated and overlong.
January 1, 2000
It's violence as a dance.
January 1, 2000
It's big, it's daft, but Desperado is confident and hugely entertaining filmmaking.
January 1, 2000
On the whole, watching the film is about as much fun as sitting on a cactus.
January 1, 2000
A wonderfully exciting and hypnotic action film.
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.
January 1, 2000
Desperado, which is nothing but set pieces, snoozes between its scenes of carnage.
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.
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.
January 1, 2000
In this movie, words and actions speak equally loudly.
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