October 08, 2003 | Category: Uncategorized

Once Upon A Time

As the final part of Robert Rodriguez’s trilogy of gunfighter films based around the legendary El Mariachi, Once Upon A Time In Mexico stands strong. While not as exciting as its two precursors, it’s easily as funny (though none of them are comedies).

The pastiche of Sergio Leone’s spaghetti westerns is obvious, but not unwelcome or overbearing. The actors play their traditional parts well, even Enrique Inglesias puts in a surprisingly good performance. Johnny Depp, as always, comes off best in his quirky CIA rule.

All in all, a film worth seeing, even if you don’t really know the backstory.