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El Mariachi 1992

  • Robert Rodriguez
  • September 4, 1992
  • 81 mins
  • English
  • Action, Crime, Thriller
He didn't come looking for trouble, but trouble came looking for him.
El Mariachi just wants to play his guitar and carry on the family tradition. Unfortunately, the town he tries to find work in has another visitor...a killer who carries his guns in a guitar case. The drug lord and his henchmen mistake El Mariachi for the killer, Azul, and chase him around town trying to kill him and get his guitar case.


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Very disappointing flick: I watched this one after "Desperado", which I liked very much. But everything in "El Mariachi" is worse than in it's sequels: bad acting, a rather stupid story and boring action scenes are not worth your time. Watch "Desperado" and "Once Upon A Time In Mexico", they are the much better movies...

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I was about to see Desperado and then I discovered that El Mariachi was the film/story before that. Actually I was unaware that this was the first film of a trilogy, El Mariachi/Desperado/Once Upon a Time in Mexico. I knew that the last two had a connection, which is the main character, but I didn't knew about this one.

A musician looking for a job is confused with some assassin because both are carring a guitar case. The musician carries a guitar and the assassin carries the guitar case full of guns. It's a suspenseful and very simple story with action and some humour, all works perfectly.

El Mariachi is Robert Rodriguez's great debut, already showing his very interesting and full of style, with the all of his characteristic angles and camera closeups. Despite the low budget he was able to do a good film that placed him into the spotlight.

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