|DreamWorks Distribution | Release Date: March 2, 2001||CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION|
Isolated offbeat moments aside, The Mexican mostly fires blanks.
Gandolfini, who skillfully fleshes out what's written as a one-joke character, comes close to pilfering The Mexican from the stars. Under the circumstances, that's not a huge accomplishment.
The Mexican is its own worst enemy, consistently undermining its best efforts. The result is an over-long series of quirks, a film that's far less than the sum of its often amusing and ingenious parts.
Can't lift the double curse of too little genuine action, as opposed to quixotic events, and too many fancy words.
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