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March 5, 2014
In The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada, there is heartbreak, loss, and adultery, all of it general and all of it far more affecting than any self-righteous ethics or anachronistic western codes.
June 14, 2010
An offbeat, tonal take on the Western, Tommy Lee Jones' The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada is best described as soulful and creative, if scattered and overambitious.
Full Review | Original Score: 67/100
August 30, 2009
Exerts considerable, groggy power
June 21, 2007
Tommy Lee himself must be mentioned, as he pulls a nuanced role with a craggy, sunburnt face that's impressive to behold. He's at the top of his game in this flick, all the more remarkable as he's literally wearing many hats on the production.
Full Review | Original Score: A
June 15, 2007
Part character study, part Peckinpah-esque border Western, part mystic epic, Three Burials traverses its uncharted territories with a humour and humanity that lighten the burden of its sadness.
May 31, 2007
Breathtaking tableaus, colorful characters, and a moving message about redemption end up overshadowed by wanton insanity one might normally associate with a sadistic snuff film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 1, 2007
A stunningly offbeat and finely controlled directorial debut.
November 2, 2006
The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada is a spiritual exploration so profound and complex that it's impossible to take it all in with one viewing.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
May 19, 2006
one of those offbeat dramas that would never have gotten produced without the clout of a major star behind it. ...a challenging, unpredictable film that never allows the audience to get too comfortable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 13, 2006
A parable, buddy movie, western myth and road movie all rolled into one %u2013 one excellent one
May 12, 2006
You owe it to yourself to saddle up with them.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 5, 2006
A stiff shows up with gruesome repetition in The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada, and some will be surprised to learn that it isn't Tommy Lee Jones' former college roommate, Al Gore.
| Original Score: B+
April 29, 2006
It attempts to cover a lot of territory just like the American border patrol in Texas, but its results are mixed, perhaps, not unlike the border patrol.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
April 29, 2006
The film skitters along the lives of sad people in low places.
Full Review | Original Score: B
April 22, 2006
A fotografia ressalta a secura e o aspecto rochoso das locações como forma de estabelecer uma metáfora visual da própria existência daquelas pessoas retratadas pelo roteiro.
| Original Score: 4/5
March 30, 2006
Intriguingly structured, beautifully shot and superbly acted Western - this is one of the highlights of the year.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 21, 2006
This gripping film about real people is well-worth excavating.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 11, 2006
They say good things come in threes: burials, for one, and Tommy Lee Jones (for another).
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 10, 2006
A messy drama that digs up a made-to-order villain (the racist U.S. authorities) and a dead hero (an illegal Mexican immigrant) ... Jones doubles-back on the story repeatedly, running roughshod over his characters to shovel in his political points.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
March 10, 2006
A safe, satisfying drama steeped in classic notions of loyalty and friendship.
| Original Score: 3/4
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