I LOVE this movie. This probably ties (or is just a smidge below) Sin City as my favorite Robert Rodriguez movie. Yeah, it gets a lot of hate, but man, I watched it probably somewhere between twenty to thirty times in 2005. Just freaking fun.
Mariachi music? Check.
Drug cartels? Check.
Day of the Dead? Check.
Military coup? Check.
Every Mexican cliché plus ridiculously grotesque violence. Entertaining enough but hardly Sergio Leone level.
This is not bad. Better than Deperado. A Mexican homage to Sergio Leone the film expands the scope of the previous instalments with a star packed ensemble cast and a twisty political plot. Even Johnny Depp can't ruin it.