Desperado Reviews

September 7, 2011
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.
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.
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.
June 18, 2002
The routine gets tiresome for the Mariachi, and for the audience, too, after about an hour.
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
In this movie, words and actions speak equally loudly.
January 1, 2000
Desperado, which is nothing but set pieces, snoozes between its scenes of carnage.
January 1, 2000
On the whole, watching the film is about as much fun as sitting on a cactus.
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.
August 25, 1995