The Mexican

The Mexican

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Brad Pitt and Julia Roberts attempt to take a cursed gun called 'The Mexican' back across the border in this 2001 crime comedy from director Gore Verbinski (Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl).  More

Jerry Welbach (Pitt), a reluctant bagman, has been given two ultimatums: The first is from his mob boss to travel to Mexico and retrieve a priceless antique pistol, known as "the Mexican"... or suffer the consequences. The second is from his girlfriend Samantha (Roberts) to end his association with the mob. Jerry figures alive and in trouble with Samantha is better than the more permanent alternative, so he heads south of the border.

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2001Rating: R123 minsMexico, USAPistolero Productions LLC, Newmarket Capital Group, Lawrence Bender Productions, DreamWorks Pictures
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The Mexican | Reviews

54%133 reviews

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

Gandolfini comes in from left field and provides a character with dimensions and surprises, bringing out the best in Roberts.

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Time Out

Time Out

This hokey-jokey comic thriller doesn't add up to the proverbial hill o' beans, but it's an engaging curio all the same.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

In stealing the movie from its attractive co-stars, Mr. Gandolfini does them a favour by allowing them to relax.

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BBC

BBC

(It) does have its sharp moments, many of which involve the edgy exchanges between Gandolfini and Roberts, but it is too often stretched out and overweight.

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San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

Where is Elmore Leonard when we need him?

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Nothing in this implausible marriage of thrills and whimsy works, least of all the supposed chemistry between Brad and Julia.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Somewhere inside this bloated star vehicle is an off-beat road movie trying to get out.

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

Gore Verbinski... takes the odd route again by separating his star attractions for most of the film. As dumb ideas go, that one is a Hall of Famer.

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Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

A shambles and proud of it...

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Salon

Salon

(It's) one of those movies you go to see at 7 p.m., look at your watch three hours later and see that it says 7:45.

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The Mexican | Release Details

The Mexican is available to stream in New Zealand now on Google Play and Apple TV and TVNZ+.