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The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada (2005) Movie Information

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3171

Avg. Rating:

2.75/4

# of Ratings:

51

Genres:

Crime, Adventure

Rating:

R

Language:

English

Theater Date:

12/14/2005

Director:

Tommy Lee Jones

Actors:

Tommy Lee Jones
Barry Pepper
Julio Cedillo
Dwight Yoakam
January Jones
Melissa Leo

 

 

 

 

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The perfect script combined with the perfect cast = an awesome movie!!!

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Odd, sometimes fascinating, but ultimately drawn-out and frustrating western; interesting characters and unique story help. C+

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Allison 09/16/2007 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

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This movie is great. I don't think of it as a western. Tommy Lee Jones is great as a director. Arriaga has a kick ass script. I love the payback/consequences. Everything is interwined so beautifully. I don't like January Jones as an actress. The guy who played her husband was a jerk but he was supposed to be. Happy birthday Tommy Lee Jones. It's my birthday today too.

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01/27/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

"Three Burials Of Melquiades Estrada" by Yojimbo

A border patrolman shoots and kills the best friend of cowboy Tommy Lee Jones and when an indifferent police department refuses to get involved over the death of a "wetback", Jones decides to dole out some old fashioned frontier justice. TLJ's directorial debut is a modern day western that examines the inherent racism in the attitude of the US towards its immigrants and the friendships that transcend it. It's a very mature and measured film, beautifully shot with some great performances but I have to say I was a little underwhelmed. Not a great deal happened considering its length (it felt like Bring Me The Head Of Alfredo Garcia with all the exciting bits removed) and you have to swallow some pretty hefty coincidences to make the plot work. The underlying message is treat others as you w...

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