Between his tax problems and his legal battle with his wife for the custody of his daughter, these are hard times for the action movie star who finds that even Steven Seagal has pinched a ... See full summary »
Mabrouk El Mechri
Jean-Claude Van Damme,
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Jan Josef Liefers,
Thierry van Werveke
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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
"El Cucuy" is slang for Chupacabras ("sucks the goats") the vampire-like bogeyman of Latin American cultures. See more »
El, Lorenzo, and Frideo are standing outside the church before going to preform for the president, El has a white ribbon tied in his hair, but when he walks into the church it's gone. A few moments later when the are on the roof his hair is up, then cut to Lorenzo and then back to El and his hair is down. See more »
Roberto Rodriguez prides himself on making movies cheap and quick. In fact, the original mastermind of Cuban cartel cinema pumped out two additional moneymakers this year: SPY KIDS 2 and SPY KIDS 3D.
And, as for his latest presentation, ONCE UPON A TIME IN MEXICO, it features a wonderful performance by Johnny Depp and a few cleverly scripted scenes.
Unfortunately, the movie's main character, the legendary El Mariachi (played by Antonio Banderas), is a complete bore. Yes, he plays guitar and has long hair and that was cool the first time but please--make him interesting! Therefore, when we're not watching Johnny, we're wishing we were.
Furthermore, what's up with the digital camera? A terrible choice by the director. Especially when you look at highly blown out shot of Sands (Depp) going to shoot the cook.
As a result, I ask Roberto to stop manufacturing half baked eye candy and to give us a story that will resonate.
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