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The Mexican Reviews

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March 22, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 8, 2001
Promises a road movie of blissful comic romance and delivers a series of dramatic dead ends.
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
March 6, 2001
Intermittently appealing, fundamentally dysfunctional.
March 2, 2001
At no point do Jerry and Samantha seem romantically connected at all.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
March 2, 2001
This is not your typical star vehicle.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
March 2, 2001
It's tough to believe anyone could read this script and fail to realize the movie wouldn't end up going anywhere.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 2, 2001
Disjointed, dull and poorly acted.
March 2, 2001
Where is Elmore Leonard when we need him?
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
March 2, 2001
One of those movies you go to see at 7 p.m., look at your watch three hours later and see that it says 7:45.
March 2, 2001
Incomprehensible story about a priceless gun, a pair of lovers and who cares?
March 2, 2001
An amiable reminder that not all screen laughter has to spring from gross-out sight gags involving bodily orifices, appendages and effluvia.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
March 2, 2001
There is nothing in this very slight road movie ... that remotely justifies its ponderous length.
March 2, 2001
An entertaining and endlessly inventive tale.
March 2, 2001
At a time when action and effects dominate the movies, it's plain refreshing to run into a picture that rolls around playfully in the language.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
March 2, 2001
Some of what follows is amusing and even touching, but none of it fully capitalizes on the cast's star wattage.
March 2, 2001
Its charms are fitful and its weaknesses obvious.
March 2, 2001
Gandolfini comes in from left field and provides a character with dimensions and surprises, bringing out the best in Roberts.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 2, 2001
Tries to pass off a lot of aimless zigzagging as quirkiness.
March 2, 2001
To its many producers, teaming Julia Roberts and Brad Pitt for the first time was obviously of far greater importance than finding a good story and a strong director.
March 2, 2001
It wants ever so desperately to be successfully hip and offbeat, but it can't manage to make it happen.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 1, 2001
A passably diverting entry in the Tarantino genre of splatter and yuks and soulfully bumbling hit men.
March 1, 2001
J.H. Wyman's clever script takes chances and includes some truly satisfying payoffs.
Read More | Original Score: 82/100
March 1, 2001
A series of scenes and set-pieces that have entertaining stuff going for them, but that doesn't hang together in any sort of compelling way.
March 1, 2001
Deadly dull.
March 1, 2001
Comes off more like a schizophrenic, self-aware jumble of genres -- not to mention a supreme waste of star power.
March 1, 2001
Eventually you sense that the whole movie is spinning its wheels.
March 1, 2001
A rollicking romantic comedy with an alarmingly high body count.
March 1, 2001
A flaky, funny shaggy-dog story.
March 1, 2001
Verbinski's direction is loose, fluid and attractive, and the entire cast seems to be having a grand time.
March 1, 2001
A mixed bag -- the comedy is generally effective, and some of the drama works, but the adventure and romance elements are dead on arrival.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 1, 2001
Gandolfini not only anchors this lightweight material in genuine emotion but also adds a warming layer of subtle comedy that jibes nicely with the more frenetic kind played by the movie's two leads.
March 1, 2001
Every now and then, when this picaresque caper loses its way, you can imagine Pitt and Roberts, each posed prettily on a lily pad, ribbitting BRAD. JULIA. BRAD. JULIA.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
March 1, 2001
A terrific ensemble comedy-adventure about guns, messy relationships and dusty El Caminos.
Read More | Original Score: A-