Overall Rank: 3192
Average Rating: 2.7/4
# of Ratings: 108
Theatrical Release Date: 02/26/1993
Genre: Action, Crime
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Robert Rodriguez
Actors: Carlos Gallardo, Consuelo Gómez, Jaime de Hoyos, Peter Marquardt, Reinol Martinez, Ramiro Gómez
Plot: A wandering man known as El Mariachi is mistaken for a hardened killer who carries his guns in a guitar case and is pursued by a drug lord and his henchmen. -- Chris Kavan
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Snoogans - wrote on 06/18/2012
A very accomplished and stylish low-low-budget debut from director Rodriguez. It's just a straight forward fun action movie.
crashman86 - wrote on 09/04/2007
robert rodriguez's low budget debut, it is the no-budget action flick which all others should be compared to.
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Yojimbo - wrote on 03/15/2012
A wandering musician is mistaken for a a gun toting killer with a grudge and finds himself caught between two warring drug gangs. To say Robert Rodriguez' breakthrough film was an achievement is an understatement; this rates alongside Evil Dead as one of the great victories of mind over money. I have pairs of trainers that look more expensive than this! The photography is a little cheap looking (though no worse than say, Mad Max), the acting rather amateurish and you do seem to spend a lot of the time watching people running around the same streets. Made for $7,000 and every shot done in one take, the constraints of the budget are obvious, but the director's invention still manages to shine through. At only 80 minutes it has a nice no frills approach but like Evil Dead, it is completely …
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