User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 22 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22

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  1. May 16, 2014
    7
    For me, the biggest reveal in El Mariachi is that it was made by an American on an impossibly low budget. I thought this movie was a cheesy Mexican film made in the 1980s until I listened to the extra commentary. This kind of movie should appeal to movie buffs and academics.
  2. Jun 16, 2014
    8
    Even on such a low budget, this is the best in the Mexico-trilogy films. Well paced from the opening title to the to be continued promise, every scene has a humorous note. An original script with a good amount of shoot outs, this film obviously doesn't take itself too seriously, but manages to keep the momentum till the end.
  3. Jan 3, 2014
    7
    El Mariachi divertido, com personagens c├┤micos e super engra├žado...............................................................................................
  4. Mar 18, 2013
    8
    Rodriguez's strong script and direction give him a strong start to the game in this outstanding action thriller.
Metascore
73

Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. 78
    While the story may be a common one (for the action genre, at least), Rodriguez, who wrote, produced, shot and edited the entire film himself, has a uniquely straightforward wit that makes what might otherwise have been just another shoot-'em-up something more than that.
  2. Juicy, adroit, and likable.
  3. 75
    Enormously entertaining.