Once upon a Time in Mexico - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Once upon a Time in Mexico Reviews

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R. L. Shaffer
IGN DVD
January 16, 2011
Still loaded with action and wonderful characters, but this is the least of the three pictures.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 26, 2010
Like an R-rated, violent Roadrunner cartoon.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
June 13, 2009
...a cartoonish action movie that entertains without garnering empathy for any of its characters, with the exception of Ruben Blades' Jorge.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
Would be such a good movie, were it not so utterly ridiculous and laden with sheer stupidity and nonsense...
Andrew Wright
Portland Mercury
January 21, 2005
Occasionally hits heights worthy of its Sergio Leone-inspired title ... but its manic invention exhausts more than enthralls.
Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan
October 14, 2004
To be fair, Rodriguez's wicked dialogue does elicit some laughs amongst the on-screen carnage.
Full Review| Original Score: D
Thomas Peyser
Style Weekly (Richmond, VA)
September 23, 2004
A splendid cast and spectacular orgies of carnage combine to produce a surprisingly creaky, labored, and boring movie.
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
February 24, 2004
Over the top and all over the place, Once Upon A Time In Mexico is as unruly as it characters: joyously style-driven as a Bond movie but with its own set of style guidelines.
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
January 5, 2004
Once Upon a Time in Mexico is the film I've wanted to see from Robert Rodriguez since he made Desperado in 1995.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
January 1, 2004
Once Upon a Time in America is an action packed western fairy tale. It may not make much sense... but then, it doesn't have to.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/5
Brian Mckay
eFilmCritic.com
November 16, 2003
An enjoyable cap to the El Mariachi trilogy that occasionally disappoints, but never mars the good name of its predecessors
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Harry Guerin
RTÉ (Ireland)
November 14, 2003
This is a film with too many dum dums and not enough drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
November 7, 2003
Assumindo as funções principais da produção, Rodriguez apresenta-se como verdadeiro autor de seus filmes. Pena que um não muito bom.
| Original Score: 2/5
Michael Drakulich
Star Newspapers (Chicago, IL)
October 22, 2003
'One area Rodriguez has not managed to nail down is telling a compelling narrative.'
Full Review
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times
October 8, 2003
God bless Johnny Depp. For the second time this year, the man has almost single-handedly redeemed an action movie that would otherwise be indistinguishable from the pack.
David Foucher
EDGE Boston
October 7, 2003
Antonio Banderas and Salma Hayek co-star in this continuation of the El Mariachi story... but it's Johnny Depp who steals the show.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Mark R. Leeper
rec.arts.movies.reviews
October 6, 2003
Rodriguez puts a lot of mindless violence on the screen. Moment to moment the films is unpredictable, but on the large scale the plot is old, predictable, and familiar.
Full Review| Original Score: 5/10
Jason Anderson
eye WEEKLY
October 1, 2003
Rodriguez inserts loud, frenetic and oddly bloodless gun battles wherever possible and to constantly diminishing effect.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies
September 28, 2003
A sprawling, chaotic mess of a movie that is still incredibly enjoyable.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Paul Arendt
Teletext
September 26, 2003
'Once Upon A Time in Mexico plays like a delirious combination of A Fistful of Dollars, The Revenger's Tragedy and Airplane.'
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