Once Upon a Time in Mexico Synopsis
A CIA agent (Johnny Depp) recruits a gunman (Antonio Banderas) to stop an assassination.
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100

San Francisco Chronicle

Excellent.
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80

The Hollywood Reporter

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Affectionately conceived, imaginatively staged and highly entertaining.
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75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
You don't want to miss Depp in this movie -- he knocks it out of the park.
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75

New York Post

By Megan Lehmann
It's the addition of Depp's corrupt CIA agent, Sands, that really makes this violent, over-the-top action film, with its maze-like plot,...
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
I understood the general outlines of the story, I liked the bold strokes he uses to create the characters, and I was amused by the camera...
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75

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
In its wildly overwrought, burrito-Western way, is about as close to a home movie as you're likely to see in a megaplex.
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Rodriguez is such a visual stylist, and the violence is so cartoonish, that the flurry of whizzing bullets and growing pile of bodies is...
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Starts having the same effect as one too many tequilas: the Hong Kong-style stunts, the goofy wisecracks, the foxy presence of Eva Mendes...
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63

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
It's a grisly, chuckling cartoon made on shots of tequila, Red Bull, and Sergio Leone.
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50

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
Paying homage to Sergio Leone, "Mexico" aims too high and, in the process, becomes more like every generic, overplotted...
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Rated R | For strong language and language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 16+ Like an R-rated, violent Roadrunner cartoon.
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