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Desperado 1995

Critics score:
62 / 100

Reviews provided by RottenTomatoes

Janet Maslin, New York Times: Mr. Rodriguez may be good enough to make a film about anything, but Desperado would collapse if its characters had to do anything but play with guns. Read more

Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times: What Rodriguez has essentially done in Desperado is make a slicker, more expensive copy of what came before. And what looked promising for $7,000 looks tiresome for a whole lot more. Read more

Entertainment Weekly: Read more

James Berardinelli, ReelViews: Bloated and overlong. Read more

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times: What happens looks terrific. Now if [Rodriguez] can harness that technical facility to a screenplay that's more story than setup, he might really have something. Read more

Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle: The routine gets tiresome for the Mariachi, and for the audience, too, after about an hour. Read more

Geoff Andrew, Time Out: Rodriguez's second feature may be a rambling, derivative exercise in gratuitous violence, but its determination to proceed as if the word 'restraint' never existed makes for gleeful entertainment. Read more

Todd McCarthy, Variety: Read more

Desson Thomson, Washington Post: In this movie, words and actions speak equally loudly. Read more

Rita Kempley, Washington Post: On the whole, watching the film is about as much fun as sitting on a cactus. Read more