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Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003)

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Hitman "El Mariachi" becomes involved in international espionage involving a psychotic CIA agent and a corrupt Mexican general.

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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. Written by Anonymous

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The Time Has Come.

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Rated R for strong violence, and for language | See all certifications »

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12 September 2003 (USA)  »

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$29,000,000 (estimated)

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$23,424,118 (USA) (12 September 2003)

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$3,112,845 (Japan) (2 April 2004)
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When El Mariachi opens his guitar case in the hotel, some of Navajas' knives from Desperado (1995) can be seen strapped to the inside of the lid. See more »

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When Fideo arms the mobile bomb in the guitar case, he closes the lid. The next shot shows the lid still open as he stands up and sends the bomb on its way. The next shot shows the bomb with the lid closed as it moves towards its target. See more »

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Agent Sands: I never heard of him.
Belini: Who?
Agent Sands: The man you recommended.
Belini: The guitar fighter?
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'Once Upon a Time in Mexico'
23 April 2004 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

A scene-stealing Johnny Depp, can't save this bad excuse for a movie. The sexy and superb Salma Hayek, blown-up and showcased on the movie poster, has a screen time of only about seven minutes, which makes a really good case of false advertising in the Hollywood film industry. Antonio Banderas, way past his prime, once again plays the Mariachi. The Mariachi joins Sands, a CIA Agent, on a mission to foil an assassination attempt on the Mexican president.

In a world where filmmakers are content on releasing poor sequels in order to cash in, 'Mexico' is no exception. The plot seems to lack any real sense. It feels like something that Robert Rodriguez wrote in his sleep. The direction is uneven and consequently the movie proves to be more ridiculously lame than stylish.

Rating: (4/10)


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