This movie is named after an antique gun
called "The Mexican."
The story is very predictable and moves
fast; many may not like it, but I sure did.
There's double crosses, mistaken identities,
characters left for dead who reappear, language barriers, and
a Mexican curse.
And for some really strange writing, Brad
Pitt and Julia Roberts only appear together at the start and
finish of this film.
It worked for me, and I found it enjoyable,
fun, and entertaining. Try and remember that it's a dark comedy,
and a dog that steals the show.
Lower your expectations, The Mexican
is a cheat--a romantic film with no romance, a funny one with
no comedy, and an action film with no action.
And that's its problem. it's a film that
depends on star power, a pairing that doesn't happen until the
last third of the film, and that's when it falls apart.
The truth be known, there's more going
on between Julia and the hit man with a heart of gold than Brad
Pitt will ever know about.
The Mexican is
a dark comic road movie featuring the star of The Sopranos,
plus the two mega stars--Brad Pitt and Julia Roberts--together
Well, sort of. The plot pulls two apart
quickly. They have split-screen performances and only have five
or six scenes together.
But a little of their chemistry goes a
The big question in this flick is who needs
to learn when enough is enough? I'm still trying to figure that
out. But overall, I was entertained by this offbeat, adult, guns-n-mob