Jerry has to do one last errand for the mafia – he has to go to Mexico and recover a rare and very valuable pistol “The Mexican,” which is said to be cursed. Meanwhile, the mob hires Leroy, a hitman, to kidnap Jerry’s girlfriend, Samantha, and hold her hostage until Jerry returns.
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Slightly entertaining movie with some nice sequences, e.g. the flashbacks regarding the history of the "Mexican". Lots of references like always in Verbinski's work. But it's really hard to bear Julia Roberts' overacted performance.
Tiene uno que otro momento gracioso, pero es lamentable ver tanto talento (incluyendo a JK Simmons, James Gandolfini, Bob Balaban y Gene Hackman) desperdiciado, en un filme que nunca sabe qué quiere ser: un simplón spagueti western moderno, o una aburrida road movie.
Memorable for the scene where everyone is partying in the city square, and they fire assault rifles into the air out of joy. Casings and bullets rain down sparking off clothes and burning people. Every time someone mentions gun control in the US, I think of this scene and smile. The US is almost Mexico. Almost.