The Mexican 2001

Critics score:
56 / 100

Reviews provided by RottenTomatoes

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Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times: It wants ever so desperately to be successfully hip and offbeat, but it can't manage to make it happen. Read more

Susan Stark, Detroit News: At a time when action and effects dominate the movies, it's plain refreshing to run into a picture that rolls around playfully in the language. Read more

Al Brumley, Dallas Morning News: Comes off more like a schizophrenic, self-aware jumble of genres -- not to mention a supreme waste of star power. Read more

Stephen Holden, New York Times: An amiable reminder that not all screen laughter has to spring from gross-out sight gags involving bodily orifices, appendages and effluvia. Read more

David Edelstein, Slate: A passably diverting entry in the Tarantino genre of splatter and yuks and soulfully bumbling hit men. Read more

Peter Howell, Toronto Star: To its many producers, teaming Julia Roberts and Brad Pitt for the first time was obviously of far greater importance than finding a good story and a strong director. Read more

Steve Murray, Atlanta Journal-Constitution: A terrific ensemble comedy-adventure about guns, messy relationships and dusty El Caminos. Read more

Steven Rosen, Denver Post: Its charms are fitful and its weaknesses obvious. Read more

Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly: Every now and then, when this picaresque caper loses its way, you can imagine Pitt and Roberts, each posed prettily on a lily pad, ribbitting BRAD. JULIA. BRAD. JULIA. Read more

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John Anderson, Newsday: Incomprehensible story about a priceless gun, a pair of lovers and who cares? Read more

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James Berardinelli, ReelViews: A mixed bag -- the comedy is generally effective, and some of the drama works, but the adventure and romance elements are dead on arrival. Read more

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times: Gandolfini comes in from left field and provides a character with dimensions and surprises, bringing out the best in Roberts. Read more

Charles Taylor, One of those movies you go to see at 7 p.m., look at your watch three hours later and see that it says 7:45. Read more

Bob Graham, San Francisco Chronicle: Where is Elmore Leonard when we need him? Read more

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Mike Clark, USA Today: It's tough to believe anyone could read this script and fail to realize the movie wouldn't end up going anywhere. Read more

Todd McCarthy, Variety: Verbinski's direction is loose, fluid and attractive, and the entire cast seems to be having a grand time. Read more

J. Hoberman, Village Voice: Intermittently appealing, fundamentally dysfunctional. Read more

Desson Thomson, Washington Post: At no point do Jerry and Samantha seem romantically connected at all. Read more

Rita Kempley, Washington Post: This is not your typical star vehicle. Read more