The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada Synopsis
A ranch hand travels to his best friend's hometown in Mexico to fulfill a promise to bury him.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Wily, sad, funny, and full of life.
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100

Premiere

By Peter Debruge
Three Burials is beautiful, authentic and brutally observant of human nature. With real Tex-Mex backdrops instead of the usual Monument...
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100

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
In an era when hundreds of lives are casually destroyed in action movies, here is an entire film in which one life is honored, and one...
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88

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Tommy Lee Jones makes his feature directing debut here, and the film is as weathered, subtle, and sympathetic as the actor's own face.
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88

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Sam Peckinpah lives! The rampaging spirit of the late filmmaker, known as Bloody Sam for films such as "The Wild Bunch" and "Bring Me the...
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80

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Jones displays a firm hand at the helm -- you sense that he is well within his comfort zone in this environment -- and performances...
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75

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
A small movie that plays like a Western epic.
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70

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
I admired the leisure and intensity of this morality tale.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
The film is dreadfully slow without much in the way of rewards.
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50

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
An unabashed descendant of "Bring Me the Head." This time, though, it's an entire corpse that gets hauled through the desert, and that's...
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Rated R | For language, violence and sexuality