Desperado Synopsis
Man (Antonio Banderas) seeks drug dealer (Joaquim de Almeida) who killed girlfriend.
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The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
Take nothing seriously - not the action, not the gore, not the plot, not the theme. Instead, view Desperado as it's meant to be seen - a...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The camera loves Banderas -- a velvet stud -- as much as it did the young Clint Eastwood.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
The stunts dazzle until you miss the low-key charm and cost-conscious inventiveness of the original. Desperado is best when Rodriguez lets...
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San Francisco Examiner

During this movie, every few moments the theater fills with the appreciative guffaws of 18-year-old young men. How old are you?
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TV Guide

Unquestionably formulaic but mercifully free of the flat dialogue and arch one-liners that undermine so many action films. And while it...
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Search for some independent inspiration, and you'll be looking for a long time.
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Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
Mostly just another exercise in snappy editing and over-the-top mayhem that will leave most grown-up movie- goers cold.
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By James Berardinelli
The real problem with Desperado, however, is that this sequel is without purpose and may be the most unnecessary follow-up since the second...
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
I was pleased again and again by set-ups, camera angles, lighting effects, editing rhythms and the fanciful staging of action scenes. But I...
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USA Today

By Mike Clark
Nothing but set pieces, snoozes between its scenes of carnage.
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All Star Cast DESPERADO...

By Javajive
One of the best lethal action movie's ever DESPERADO with an all Star stunning Cast of talents: Banderas (the fameous El Mariachi) , Ms. Hayek (so beautiful), Cheech, Almeida (Buscho...'the name alone...

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Rated R | For Strong Sex Scene, Strong Bloody Violence and Language