I thought it would be useful to pool the Letterboxd community's extensive film knowledge to create a series of lists…
When the smoke clears, it just means he's reloading.
A gunslinger is embroiled in a war with a local drug runner.
Film #56 of Project 90
”It's easier to pull the trigger than play guitar.”
Desperado is a typical B-Movie, it puts a a kick-ass mysterious hero in the middle of a revenge story, the action is fine, there is blood everywhere, Salma Hayek handles the “feminine” side of the story (and she brings lots of “exciting” moments with herself) and finally we have a pretty bad-ass villain who is massacring everyone. Babe. Blood. Bullet. What else do you need? Sadly That’s all you can say about Robert Rodriguez’s film. It is a pop corn movie that tries to entertain you, nothing more, nothing less. It doesn't take itself seriously (and we don’t make that mistake either) so criticizing the film…
This was my first Rodriguez and I remember really liking his energy. Exploring his filmography over the years has always been fun, but with the exception of perhaps one or two films, revisiting them hasn't.
Desperado's first half hour or so is absolutely fantastic. It shows Rodriguez's sense of style and his ability to shoot action really well. He sets the scene perfectly, giving his audience no doubt as to what we're going to watch. A Mexican western, with loads of over the top violence, sweat and blood.
The problem is, however, that Rodriguez doesn't keep his promises. For the better part of Desperado, Rodriguez seems to be stuck on repeat, a trait often present in his films. It almost…
Gratuitous revenge taking, ass-kicking, bullet spraying, knife flicking, rocket launching guitars, outbursts of pyromania!
Pick this film and you are in serious danger of having a good time! It's Licensed to Thrill! And Thrill Again!
The body count is high, so are the testosterone levels!
Antonio Banderas hot and sultry level is at a defcon 1 status!
Robert Rodriguez isn't Quentin Tarantino's best mate for nothing. They both seem to be chipped from the same piece of film-making gold. Both it seems love a bit of violence, a bit of revenge, and plenty of bloodshed.
Desperado was the follow-up to El Mariachi written and directed by Rodriguez himself. Back came Antonio Banderas and was this time joined by Salma Hayek and cameos from Steve Buscemi and Danny (I'm in every movie where there's even a hint of a Mexican) Trejo for another blood-soaked extravaganza. The plot is pretty pointless really. A revenge flick is almost all you need to know as people get offed left right and center in a hail of gunfire and the odd ceiling-fan.…
"This reminds me of a joke. This guy comes into a bar, walks up to the bartender. Says, "Bartender, I got me a bet for you. I'm gonna bet you $300 that I can piss into that glass over there and not spill a single, solitary drop." The bartender looks. I mean, we're talking, like, this glass is like a good ten feet away. He says, "Now wait, let me get this strait. You're tryin' to tell me you'll bet me $300 that you can piss, standing over here, way over there into that glass, and not spill a single drop?" Customer looks up and says, "That's right." Bartender says, "Young man, you got a bet." The guy goes, "Okay,…
The Mariachi comes back to another adventure this time with a lot more action and humour! I had a lot of fun watching it, highly entertaining!
The story continues to be very simple, this time the Mariachi just wants revenge for the previous events of the first film, El Mariachi. So, all you need to do is just enjoy all of the action!
It's very stylish, again like all of Rodriguez's films, the dialogues are great, all of the characters are great too and Antonio Banderas is a badass!
Loved El Mariachi! Loved this movie! Got to love Robert Rodriguez's style of mexican films. Banderas was badass!
Cool movie, but wtf is this end ? This makes me think they didn't know how to finish it.
Machete Kills - The Beginning
"An incredibly violent and infinitely entertaining shoot-'em-up." ‑ Michael Dequina, TheMovieReport.com
Rodriguez, Banderas, and Hayek make an awesome team in this classic.
Watched this one other time when it was released (5th grade). So basically this was my first watch. Awesome hi octane action that Rodriguez does well without the silly cheese he adds these days.
Still the best film that Rodriguez has released, Desperado is the perfect blend of ridiculous grindhouse violence and thoughtfully paced action flick. It's a ton of fun and heartfelt from a director/writer who knows his roots and modernized them well.
Too bad he could never really match this quality.
This is a very entertaining movie from start to finish. It's got over-the-top shootouts, machine guns and rocket launchers posing as guitar cases, and a hot Salma Hayek! Although I didn't particularly like the ending, Desperado is a highly energetic shoot-em-up, that moves at the speed of a bullet. Oh, and Tarantino's cameo is pretty awesome.
I Don't Like 1995's Desperado, I Don't Like It Because 1979 Was 16 Years Old In 1995.
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- Stone Cold
- Samurai Fiction
- The Hunger
- Fright Night
- Near Dark
- The Lost Boys
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- Purple Rain
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In pretty accurate order, this is my ever-changing list of films that I love and can watch over and over…