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7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 24 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
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  1. B.J.S.
    Aug 12, 2004
    9
    A wonderfully filmed and edited movie for when it was made. This movie had a good story, unlike its two sequals Desparado and Once Upon a Time in Mexico which were just movies about shooting people and had not artistic elements in the editin and filming at all. This movie did have killing in it but it did not dwell on it but instead on what was happening all around.
  2. B.J.S.
    Aug 12, 2004
    9
    A wonderfully filmed and edited movie for when it was made. This movie had a good story, unlike its two sequals Desparado and Once Upon a Time in Mexico which were just movies about shooting people and had not artistic elements in the editin and filming at all. This movie did have killing in it but it did not dwell on it but instead on what was happening all around.
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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.