MOVIEmeter
Top 5000
Down 80 this week

The Mexican (2001)

 -  Adventure | Comedy | Crime  -  2 March 2001 (USA)
6.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.1/10 from 74,884 users   Metascore: 43/100
Reviews: 338 user | 122 critic | 35 from Metacritic.com

A man tries to transport an ancient gun called The Mexican, believed to carry a curse, back across the border, while his girlfriend pressures him to give up his criminal ways.

Director:

Writer:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: October

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in October.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 34 titles
created 16 Sep 2011
 
a list of 40 titles
created 21 Sep 2011
 
a list of 31 titles
created 05 Dec 2012
 
a list of 47 titles
created 26 Mar 2013
 
a list of 43 titles
created 5 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "The Mexican" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Mexican (2001)

The Mexican (2001) on IMDb 6.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Mexican.
3 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A police officer uncovers the real identity of his house-guest, an I.R.A. terrorist in hiding.

Director: Alan J. Pakula
Stars: Harrison Ford, Brad Pitt, Margaret Colin
Adventure | Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

True story of Heinrich Harrer, an Austrian mountain climber who became friends with the Dalai Lama at the time of China's takeover of Tibet.

Director: Jean-Jacques Annaud
Stars: Brad Pitt, David Thewlis, BD Wong
Spy Game (2001)
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Retiring CIA agent Nathan Muir recalls his training of Tom Bishop while working against agency politics to free him from his Chinese captors.

Director: Tony Scott
Stars: Robert Redford, Brad Pitt, Catherine McCormack
Drama | Fantasy | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A media mogul acts as a guide to Death, who takes the form of a young man to learn about life on Earth and in the process, fall in love with his guide's daughter.

Director: Martin Brest
Stars: Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins, Claire Forlani
The Favor (1994)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Kathy is married to Peter. Now she can't help but wonder how things could have been if she got together with her old boyfriend, Tom. Being married prevents from doing that so she asks her ... See full summary »

Director: Donald Petrie
Stars: Harley Jane Kozak, Elizabeth McGovern, Bill Pullman
Drama | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Epic tale of three brothers and their father living in the remote wilderness of 1900s USA and how their lives are affected by nature, history, war, and love.

Director: Edward Zwick
Stars: Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins, Aidan Quinn
Kalifornia (1993)
Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A journalist duo go on a tour of serial killer murder sites with two companions, unaware that one of them is a serial killer himself.

Director: Dominic Sena
Stars: Brad Pitt, Juliette Lewis, Kathy Larson
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A Chicago weather man, separated from his wife and children, debates whether professional and personal success are mutually exclusive.

Director: Gore Verbinski
Stars: Nicolas Cage, Hope Davis, Nicholas Hoult
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A bored married couple is surprised to learn that they are both assassins hired by competing agencies to kill each other.

Director: Doug Liman
Stars: Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Adam Brody
Babel (2006)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Tragedy strikes a married couple on vacation in the Moroccan desert, touching off an interlocking story involving four different families.

Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu
Stars: Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Gael García Bernal
Sleepers (1996)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

After a prank goes disastrously wrong, a group of boys are sent to a detention center where they are brutalized; over 10 years later, they get their chance for revenge.

Director: Barry Levinson
Stars: Robert De Niro, Kevin Bacon, Brad Pitt
Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Daniel Ocean recruits one more team member so he can pull off three major European heists in this sequel to Ocean's 11.

Director: Steven Soderbergh
Stars: George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
Ted Slocum
...
Bernie Nayman
...
Well Dressed Black Man
...
Frank
...
...
Car Thief #1
...
Beck
...
Joe the Pawnshop Owner
Mayra Serbulo ...
Emanuelle (as Maira Serbulo)
Salvador Sánchez ...
Gunsmith
Alan Ciangherotti ...
Gunsmith's Assistant (as Alan Cianguerotti)
Melisa Romero ...
Gunsmith's Daughter
Edit

Storyline

Jerry Welbach is given two ultimatums. His mob boss wants him to travel to Mexico to get a priceless antique pistol called "The Mexican" or he will suffer the consequences. The other ultimatum comes from his girlfriend Samantha, who wants him to end his association with the mob. Jerry figures that being alive, although in trouble with his girlfriend is the better alternative so he heads south of the border. Finding the pistol is easy but getting it home is a whole other matter. The pistol supposedly carries a curse - a curse Jerry is given every reason to believe, especially when Samantha is held hostage by the gay hit man Leroy to ensure the safe return of the pistol. Written by ck

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

love with the safety off


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

2 March 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mexican  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

$34,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,307,644 (Spain) (17 August 2001)

Gross:

$2,940,996 (Spain) (14 September 2001)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

| |

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

James Gandolfini reportedly lost 35 pounds for his role as Winston, all of which he had to gain back before shooting re-commenced on the upcoming season of The Sopranos (1999) because producer David Chase believed that "The Sopranos" audience would not like a "skinny" Tony (Soprano). See more »

Goofs

After saving Samantha's life, Winston puts the latex gloves he used into the trash, enabling police to lift his fingerprints off them. Winston does take his gloves off, however he does not place them into the trash can. Winston only takes them off in front of the trash can. See more »

Quotes

Bernie Nayman: Do you like sex and travel?
See more »

Crazy Credits

At the very end of the credits, Samantha whispers "I love you, Jerry". See more »

Connections

References Forrest Gump (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Oye
Written by Alan Silvestri
Performed by Alex Acuna, Paulinho Da Costa, George Doering, Dan Navarro, K.C. Porter, Abraham Laboriel, ']Andy Vargas
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
Big Names Aren't Always Enough
24 September 2005 | by (Isle Of Bute , Scotland) – See all my reviews

On the surface this might appear to be a relatively entertaining film since it stars two big names , but stop to consider the careers of both Julia Roberts and Brad Pitt . Roberts was unbelievably lucky to have won the Oscar for ERIN BROCKOVICH while Pitt is obviously a film star due to his sexy boy looks . You're right i'm slightly jealous of Pitt's physique and his face and even more jealous still that he's made a massively successful career out of it and like everything else he's appeared in THE Mexican shows Pitt is not much of an actor

The plot revolves around gangster Jerry Walbach being sent down to Mexico by the mob to collect an antique firearm called " The Mexican " and while he's away his girlfriend Samantha is kidnapped by a hit-man called Winston Baldry who also wants to get his hands on The Mexican . I'm not sure if the premise would have allowed for many laughs but what's obvious on screen is that Roberts and Pitt try and milk the humour for all it's worth . This is a mistake because the comedy should come out of the situations the characters find themselves in not by Roberts and Pitt mugging for the camera , shouting or waving their arms about trying to convince the audience that this is a funny film . Even worse is the casting of James Gandolfini as Winston since he's written as a gay version of Tony Soprano , effectively we've got Gandolfini playing a distractingly similar role that he's best known for . Thankfully we don't see JK Simmons playing the head of The Ayran Brotherhood but his character is such a wimp I found myself wishing he'd say something like " From now on Jerry your ass belongs to me " while craving a swastika onto his victim's flesh . It's probably also a mistake to have Gene Hackman in here since his scene seems to have been written just so we'd get a cameo from a living legend . Anything that prolongs the running time of this movie receives harsh judgement from me

THE Mexican is a comedy that I found to be far from entertaining . The casting of such big names must have cost a lot of money and more time and attention should have been taken with the script and you do get the irritating feeling that the producers thought having a couple of big names in the movie everything would have taken care of itself . Obviously it didn't . Some people on the message boards have complained that this is the worst movie ever when in fact it's not even the worst movie Brad Pitt has appeared in , but unless you're a die hard fan of either Roberts or Pitt there's not much point in seeing this amigo


15 of 26 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
THE WORST MOVIE I SAW IN MY WHOLE LIFE ufokart
Bullet falling down achimwilde
BBBBAAAADDDDDD movie kdboles
El Camino Chase_Paradox
worse than Gigli joe_poc
Brad Pitt's Contract flame11
Discuss The Mexican (2001) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?