El Mariachi - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

El Mariachi Reviews

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October 8, 2003
Inspiring but misses a few cylinders
| Original Score: 2/5
September 26, 2003
A silly adventure tale that would have failed even with a $200 million budget.
| Original Score: C-
July 30, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
January 1, 2000
An enormously entertaining movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
A gripping, tautly-paced action flick that outdoes most of Hollywood's similar output.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 12, 2008
Has a verve and cheekiness that's partly a smart wedding of such influences as Sergio Leone, George Miller and south-of-the-border noir.
November 1, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
March 13, 2007
Juicy, adroit, and likable.
January 26, 2006
Rodriguez goes for broke with a breakneck pace, swarms of bullets, cinematic tricks, and a tone as playful as it is knowing of genre conventions. The director's light touch is all his own; and this unpretentious offering delivers in all departments.
March 27, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
September 9, 2002
Arguably the most amazing film made in 1990s.
Full Review| Original Score: 7/10
January 16, 2011
Despite its age, El Mariachi holds up remarkably well. The film's low budget (roughly $7,000, allegedly) actually helps build tension in the narrative - like you're watching something that's really happening.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
February 21, 2004
Nowhere near as extravagant as its succesors, yet it remains a constant simple pleasure, best enjoyed with a shot of Patron and a cold Corona
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 1, 2000
more life than 10 summer blockbusters combined
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 2, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
July 8, 2005
An endlessly inventive and charming zero-budget action movie.
| Original Score: 4/5
July 20, 2004
Brilliant low-budget filmmaking. Better than most action films with ten times the budget.
| Original Score: 4/5
August 9, 2003
Has tons more charm than its star-studded, big-budget reprise, Desperado.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 5, 2002
Low-budget filmmaking at its most clever.
| Original Score: 3/5
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