The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada Movie Information

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Overall Rank: 3199

Average Rating: 2.8/4

# of Ratings: 51

Theatrical Release Date: 12/14/2005

Language: English

Genre: Crime, Adventure

MPAA Rating: R

Director: Tommy Lee Jones

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

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Essi Suomela - wrote on 06/12/2009

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

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goodfellamike - wrote on 09/12/2008

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

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Allison - wrote on 09/16/2007

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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"Three Burials Of Melquiades Estrada" by Yojimbo

Yojimbo - wrote on 01/27/2012

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 …

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