The Mexican

Jays Rating:

The Mexican is portrayed as a romantic-comedy, but there is far more violence than romance and comedy combined. Jerry Welbach (Brad Pitt) is a small time hood who is sent to Mexico by his boss to retrieve an antique pistol called, “The Mexican.” He had planned to go to Las Vegas with his girlfriend Samantha (Julia Roberts), but when he cancels she breaks off their relationship and heads for Las Vegas by herself. I may not be able to see Julia Roberts, but I know I would rather go to Las Vegas with her than to run all over Mexico looking for a gun. Anyway, when Jerry finally arrives in Mexico everything begins to go wrong. First, the guy that he is supposed to receive the gun from is hit and killed by a stray bullet. Next, he hides the gun in his rental car -a classic El Camino- which is promptly stolen by bandits. He follows the El Camino across Mexico in hopes of finding the pistol. In the meantime, Samantha is almost killed by hit man #1 at an outlet mall. She is saved by hit man #2 who – incidentally – is gay, only to be held hostage by him. All of this is to insure the safe return of Jerry and the pistol. Maybe I was expecting too much from this film, but unfortunately I was disappointed. The plot is flat, the jokes are flat and even the acting seems flat. The only thing that wasn’t flat was Julia Roberts. There are a few good one liners, but for over two hours the story wanders around with no place to go. Kind of like Brad Pitt did while in Mexico. It’s somewhat entertaining and I give it a C rating.

This movie has been given an R rating by the MPAA

Although I am blind, I can appreciate a good movie as well as sighted individuals.
I rely more on a good story line than special effects.