MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 1,465 this week

Saving Private Perez (2011)
"Salvando al Soldado Pérez" (original title)

PG-13  |   |  Adventure, Comedy, Western  |  2 September 2011 (USA)
5.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.9/10 from 1,472 users   Metascore: 56/100
Reviews: 14 user | 15 critic | 4 from Metacritic.com

A Mexican crime lord is forced by his mother to plan a suicidal rescue mission to find his lost brother in the most unexpected place on Earth...

Director:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $7.99 on Amazon Instant Video

ON DISC

IMDb Picks: April

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in April.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 25 titles
created 20 May 2012
 
a list of 36 titles
created 17 Jul 2012
 
a list of 43 titles
created 04 Oct 2012
 
a list of 29 titles
created 30 May 2013
 
a list of 44 titles
created 10 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Saving Private Perez (2011)

Saving Private Perez (2011) on IMDb 5.9/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Saving Private Perez.
1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Pastorela (2011)
Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Agent Jesus Juarez (aka Chucho) has always played the Devil in his town's Nativity Play. This Christmas, when the new pastor of the church recasts the role, the two men engage in a battle between good and evil.

Director: Emilio Portes
Stars: Joaquín Cosio, Carlos Cobos, Eduardo España
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

An army deserter turned bandit robs from thieves to give the money to the poor. He was famous for being caught by the police "with his pants down".

Director: Alejandro Gamboa
Stars: Miguel Rodarte, Irán Castillo, Isaura Espinoza
Volando Bajo (2014)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Chuyin Venegas and Cornelio Barraza were the greatest stars of popular music and cinema in the 80's and 90's. After decades of success as "Los Jilgueros de Rosarito", they went their separate ways; but their story was far from over.

Director: Beto Gómez
Stars: Randy Vasquez, Sandra Echeverría, Gerardo Taracena
El Narco (2010)
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Benjamin Garcia, Benny, is deported from the United States. Back home and against a bleak picture, Benny gets involved in the narco business, in which has for the first time in his life, an... See full summary »

Director: Luis Estrada
Stars: Damián Alcázar, Joaquín Cosio, Ernesto Gómez Cruz
Recien cazado (2009)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Sebastian is very lucky with women, going to parties and getting drunk every night. His mother asks him to change his way of life but he refuses to stop partying and meeting new women. One ... See full summary »

Director: Rene Bueno
Stars: Angélica Aragón, Magi Avila, Jaime Camil
Todo el poder (2000)
Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Gabriel (Demian Bichir) is a filmmaker in Mexico City, where he is a victim of crime and violence sometimes even three times a day. This is a black comedy that shows the extreme situation ... See full summary »

Director: Fernando Sariñana
Stars: Demian Bichir, Cecilia Suárez, Luis Felipe Tovar
Matando Cabos (2004)
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A dark, offbeat comedy about a group of Mexico City teens embroiled in a kidnapping involving a retired wrestling legend and a parrot.

Director: Alejandro Lozano
Stars: Tony Dalton, Ana Claudia Talancón, Pedro Armendáriz Jr.
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

In 1994, Mexico's ruling party's presidential candidate is brutally murdered. Nobody knows who's behind this event, it all points to a conspiracy. Andrés Vázquez, an intelligence expert, is commissioned to lead a secret investigation.

Director: Carlos Bolado
Stars: José María Yazpik, Emiliano Carrillo, Kate del Castillo
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

This comedic drama features two young couples, and another couple of old friends who reenter the two couples lives. The story takes place mostly in two apartments across the street from ... See full summary »

Director: Antonio Serrano
Stars: Demian Bichir, Susana Zabaleta, Jorge Salinas
Herod's Law (1999)
Comedy | Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Mexico, 1949. The fable of a janitor turned Mayor on a little town lost in the Mexican desert, who gradually realizes how far his new acquainted power and corruption can get him.

Director: Luis Estrada
Stars: Damián Alcázar, Pedro Armendáriz Jr., Delia Casanova
Comedy | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A fairy tale about the political and socioeconomic realities of Mexico.

Director: Luis Estrada
Stars: Damián Alcázar, Antonio Serrano, Cecilia Suárez
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

Amidst the hostile beauty of the jungle surges the love story of how coffee first made its way to Chiapas in 1800s.

Director: Alejandro González Padilla
Stars: Juan Ignacio Aranda, Carmen Aub, Manuel Balbi
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Julián Pérez
...
José María 'Chema' Díaz
...
Rosalío Medrano
...
Carmelo Benavides
Rodrigo Oviedo ...
Juventino Rodríguez 'Pumita'
...
Sasha Boginski
...
Eladio
Adal Ramones ...
Benito García
...
Doña Elvira de Pérez
...
Juan Pérez
Alexander Minchenko ...
Yuri
...
Lt. Diaz
Kaveh Parmas ...
Ahmed Kubba
Agustín Tapia ...
Angel Exterminador (as Agustín 'Oso' Tapia)
Guillermo Quintanilla ...
Delfino
Edit

Storyline

A Mexican crime lord is forced by his mother to plan a suicidal rescue mission to find his lost brother in the most unexpected place on Earth...

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence and brief strong language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

2 September 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Saving Private Perez  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$664,725 (USA) (2 September 2011)

Gross:

$1,391,770 (USA) (23 September 2011)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Two members of the "Comando Tomate" (Tomato Commando) previously appear as villains in the James Bond movie 007 Quantum of Solace (2008): Joaquín Cosio played General Medrano, and Jesús Ochoa played Lt. Orso against the Daniel Craig incarnated Bond. See more »

Connections

References Saving Private Ryan (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

El Sonador
Written by Alexandra Isabel Carasa
Performed by Horóscopo De Durango (as Los Horoscopos de Durango)
Editora: Universal Music Publishing S.A. de C.V.
Disquera: Universal Music Mexico, S.A. de C.V.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
The unique from the commonplace
2 September 2011 | by (Fort Lauderdale, Florida) – See all my reviews

This movie is really surprising because it is filled with clichés to tell a totally original story. It is the story of a Mexican drug lord who takes 5 of the baddest guys he can find to go rescue his brother who is an American soldier missing in Iraq, believed to have been captured by insurgents. It is filled with stereotypes about Mexicans and drug lords yet it is such a fresh story that none of that matters. In fact it adds a lot of tongue in cheek humor to the story because it plays the story off the stereotypes. There is humanity, redemption and a lot humor in this movie and is definitely worth seeing. It is mostly in Spanish with subtitles.


7 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Portraying Turkey opnsource
una buena idea mal ejecutada jjddes
Movie Plot enjeru
3 Months Later u0598008
Who were they praying to? lizzy_sama
Discuss Saving Private Perez (2011) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?