Desperado (1995)

Desperado (1995)
  • Time: 106 min
  • Genre: Action | Crime | Thriller
  • Director: Robert Rodriguez
  • Cast: Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Joaquim de Almeida


We pick up the story as a continuation of “El Mariachi,” where an itinerant musician, looking for work, gets mistaken for a hitman and thereby entangled in a web of love, corruption, and death. This time, he is out to avenge the murder of his lover and the maiming of his fretting hand, which occurred at the end of the earlier movie.

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  • “Desperado” is a powerful film all on love and revenge and how you will do anything to avenge the one you love the most. This one is my favourite of the “El Mariachi” series because it tells the best story without being too over the top or too pretentious. The film has good performances from all, is very stylish and funny, with excellent dialogue, and the plot admittedly takes a step back to let the action have centre stage. The bullets fly everywhere, the action is fluid and original, and the stunts are all the more impressive because of the tiny budget. Banderas is awesome as El Mariachi and Salma Hayek is stunning as the woman he finds himself falling in love with. “Desperado” is just another great movie in Robert Rodriguez’s career as a filmmaker. If you have not seen this film, find it and watch it right now! This is the way this kind of movies should be made!

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