Saturday, December 9, 2017

Desperado (1995)

Director: Robert Rodriguez

Writer: Robert Rodriguez

Composer: Los Lobos

Starring: Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Joaquim de Almeida, Cheech Marin, Steve Buscemi, Carlos Gomez, Quentin Tarantino, Tito Larriva, Angel Aviles, Danny Trejo

More info: IMDb

Tagline: He came back to settle the score with someone. Anyone. EVERYONE.

Plot: A gunslinger is embroiled in a war with a local drug runner.

My rating: 7.5/10

Will I watch it again?  Yes.

This is Robert Rodriguez's big screen follow-up to his breakout smash, EL MARIACHI (1992).  It's part remake and part sequel but with a budget and some familiar names and faces in the cast.  Like his other work, it's fun.  It suffers from a little drag here and there around the 2/3 mark but it's not going to get in the way of a very fun ride with Mexico's newest action hero, El Mariachi!  The characters are fun, the acting is right where it needs to be and the humor is a hoot.  It also appears that everyone involved with this picture had a blast making it.  It's that kind of action movie. 

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