Once upon a Time in Mexico (2003)

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Once upon a Time in Mexico (2003)
  • Time: 102 min
  • Genre: Action | Thriller
  • Director: Robert Rodriguez
  • Cast: Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Johnny Depp, Mickey Rourke, Eva Mendes, Danny Trejo

Storyline:

In the third movie of Rodriguez’s “Mariachi” trilogy, a Mexican drug lord pretends to overthrow the Mexican government, and is connected to a corrupt CIA agent who at that time, demands retribution from his worst enemy to carry out the drug lord’s uprising against the government.

One review

  • This movie is definitely an amazing piece of cinema. Robert Rodriguez is quite the masterful film maker, creating such visually intoxicating images that soak you up and take you inside the film.

    The movie is the third installment of the Mariachi series, a series started by Rodriguez back in 92 with his first film’s release, El Mariachi. This installment tells the story of El Mariachi (Antonio Banderas) and an epic tale of Coup DE tat in in a state in Mexico.

    The film is set up in a way like the films after it, Crash and Love Actually. It’s many supporting stars that make up quite the bulk of the film. They include Johnny Depp as a CIA agent run amok, Salma Hayek as El’s wife, Willem Dafoe as a Mexican drug-dealing Kingpin, and Ruben Blades as a former FBI agent seeking a kind of revenge.

    The film was shot on the new Sony High Definition cameras. The film’s look is unmatched by any, and the colors are spectacular and beautiful. The edits are quick and make the story’s speed quick paced, even during the dialog scenes.

    The scenes are spectacular, the dialog is treasurable, and the acting is more than favorable. If there was ever a reason to dislike this film, I couldn’t find it.

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