A Night in Old Mexico

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  • Summary: Forced to give up his land and home, Texas rancher Red Bovie (Robert Duvall) isn't about to retire quietly in a trailer park. Instead he jumps in his Cadillac and hits the road with his estranged grandson for one last wild adventure filled with guns, women and booze. It's just another nightForced to give up his land and home, Texas rancher Red Bovie (Robert Duvall) isn't about to retire quietly in a trailer park. Instead he jumps in his Cadillac and hits the road with his estranged grandson for one last wild adventure filled with guns, women and booze. It's just another night in Old Mexico. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 12
  2. Negative: 4 out of 12
  1. 75
    Robert Duvall may be 83, but he’s still up to playing a real Texas hell raiser on the screen. He can hold his own with bad hombres.
  2. Reviewed by: Joe Leydon
    Apr 1, 2014
    70
    Scripter Wittliff and Spanish helmer Emilio Aragon (“Paper Birds”) hit the sweet spot between galloping and sauntering while unfolding the movie’s plot, an interlocking chain of coincidences, encounters and colorful supporting characters that often recalls the twisty storylines of Elmore Leonard.
  3. Reviewed by: Daniel M. Gold
    May 15, 2014
    70
    The director Emilio Aragón wisely trains the camera on Mr. Duvall. A Night in Old Mexico is his baby, and he rocks it.
  4. Reviewed by: John DeFore
    Apr 1, 2014
    50
    Formulaic and often hard to swallow, the picture offers little beyond the familiar pleasures of Duvall's old-coot mode.
  5. Reviewed by: Sara Stewart
    May 14, 2014
    50
    Nobody does the rebellious-elder thing as well as Duvall, and whenever he’s center stage in A Night in Old Mexico, this scrappy film from Spanish director Emilio Aragon is entertaining enough.
  6. Reviewed by: Gary Goldstein
    May 15, 2014
    30
    This poky, clichéd, slackly told picture, directed by Emilio Aragón, would've felt dated a few decades ago; now it feels like a downright relic.
  7. Reviewed by: Elizabeth Weitzman
    May 15, 2014
    20
    If there were a Lifetime Channel for Men, Emilio Aragón’s unabashedly sentimental take on old age would surely wind up there.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Aug 4, 2014
    10
    This is a hidden gem and one must be a heartless bastard not to love this film. There is a country for an old man, after all and that placeThis is a hidden gem and one must be a heartless bastard not to love this film. There is a country for an old man, after all and that place isn't only Mexico...that place is your family which is the true message of the film. 10 out of 10 ! Expand

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