The Mexican

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Universal acclaim- based on 103 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 83 out of 103
  2. Negative: 2 out of 103

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  1. Jan 3, 2015
    The movie cannot be taken too seriously (yet it is not a comedy either). A fun watch, but not a movie you yearn to see time after time. Fine acting, and a wicked plot. It is nice to see how the same story differs when told by one person and then the other; everyone has their own version - and usually none of them is correct.
  2. ChristianG.
    Apr 29, 2005
    Roberts and Pitt are charming, but they are apart most of the movie so we can't enjoy to see them together that much. Gandolfini is the real deal here, he is one amazing comedy actor.
  3. PatC.
    Jun 5, 2007
    A truly miserable little movie. But when Julia Robert's character goes into hyper female banshee mode, authenticity briefly emerges. As for the stop light at the flat desert road junction, anyone who discounts that traffic in Mexico can come out of nowhere has never driven there.
  4. TedB.
    Sep 18, 2001
    James Gandolfini steals the show here. The crazy brindle dog is super. There are times that this looks like it will become a good movie, but it just never makes it. Gandolfini and the dog make it tolerable.
  5. MaryZ.
    Mar 23, 2001
    Although Roberts and Pitt make a cute couple, Gandolfini and the mad dog steal the show. Suficiently enjoyable.
  6. AndrewT.
    Dec 12, 2008
    The best scenes are between James Gandolfini and Julia Roberts: some of these are quite affecting. Gandolfini's character is interesting and his acting excellent. The rest of the film is an action/romantics farce which I found fun and entertaining until about the last 20 minutes, which I had to force myself to watch.
  7. Joel
    May 24, 2008
    Even the all star cast couldnt really bring alot out of what is an average script at best. Roberts, Pitt and Gandolfini were all superb but at the end of the day the storyline got lost in itself and by the end I couldnt wait for it to finish.

Mixed or average reviews - based on 35 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 35
  2. Negative: 10 out of 35
  1. Miami Herald
    Reviewed by: Rene Rodriguez
    Surprisingly enjoyable.
  2. Philadelphia Inquirer
    Reviewed by: Steven Rea
    This violently comic caper has some spunky charm going for it -- but has a lot of self-consciously hip, studied wackiness going against it.
  3. Feels patently inauthentic.