The Mexican Reviews
Pero lo admito, encontré momentos hilarantes en este filme.
Adecuada para verla un sábado por la mañana.
The Mexican is a film that although is never rated that highly, I felt
it was kind of good and was enjoyable even with it's flaws that cropped
up a lot. With an average acting performance and a basic script you'd
be right if you didn't have much expectation going into this, but just
give it a chance and it can fully enjoyed by all film fans. I
personally felt it was Pretty Good and here below is why I, but many
other didn't, felt that way.
The story is slow and then kind of fast and fluxuate's between both
varied pacing, the plot isn't all that exciting either but it makes for
very watchable film and just give it a chance and you may be
entertained by this. The film has about 50 scenes where you think it
will end but it never does, frustrating yes but I did feel the film was
worth watching, even after going through so many end parts to the
Brad Pitt is average in this and although he does nothing to harm the
film necessarily he doesn't really ever take a firm hold on the piece.
Julia Roberts and James Gandolfini work together well and although
Roberts as with Pitt isn't at her best, Gandolfini show's off his
talents with beautiful ease and although this film is unknown these
days, Gandolfini was just brilliant. I didn't care much for support
though which did harm the film with stale performances, luckily they
aren't seen as much as the main cast at all.
Gore Verbinski in the directing role does a job that is fairly good,
but is not his best and knowing what he can sometimes do, he fails with
this and the positives of the film are not down to him. I felt one part
of the film that I personally loved was the setting with some camera
shots being doubly beautiful due to location, one great example is
where Pitt is crossing a crossroads and looking each way, great camera
work with a great locality to match.
The film is too long and stretches too much to be considered a straight
good film, although it does a good job with the majority of the story,
it just falters towards the end and as I said with the multiple
possible endings it just can annoy you. The acting also as previously
mentioned is poor all round and sometimes it feels like a slight comedy
but just manages to avoid being funny as well. Not much more to say
negativity way but if you see for yourself, I am sure you may find more
bad things than I did.
It is hard to say who will like this, people who enjoy fun adventures
may enjoy this because it is quite fun, not a stable film by any
stretch of the imagination but excitable all the same. Pitt fans won't
like this too much as he doesn't get to well, act, and Roberts is the
same and seems they were put together as the stars but never see each
other in the story. Don't watch it if you don't want to watch a long
film with little new to offer, but watch it in a good mood and it is
Overall a low 7/10, many many people give it lower but I really did feel it
was Firmly Kind of Good and as I have said all the way through this
review, the film is genuinely a fun one, with lots to offer too. Watch
it as I say in a good mood because once you overlook the more serious
parts of the film, the more light hearted parts become fun and can be
enjoyed, given you open your mind a bit and stop thinking about this