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The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada (2006)

The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada

Overview


Genre

Drama

Release Date

February 03, 2006

MPAA Rating

R

Duration

121 min.

Studio

Sony Pictures Classics

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Go! Watch this movie. You'll regret if not seeing it.    Readers  Be the 1st!

Cast and Crew


Director

Tommy Lee Jones

Producer

Tommy Lee Jones, Michael Fitzgerald

Screenwriter

Guillermo Arriaga

Starring

Story


A man is shot and quickly buried in the high desert of west Texas. The body is found and reburied in Van Horn's town cemetery. Pete Perkins, a local ranch foreman, kidnaps a Border Patrolman and forces him to disinter the body. With his captive in tow and the body tied to a mule, Pete undertakes a dangerous and quixotic journey into Mexico.

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..a small movie that plays like a Western epic..”
by Jack Mathews [New York Daily News]
“..a tough, gritty little Western that marks the directorial debut of Tommy Lee Jones..”
by David Nusair [Reel Film Reviews]
“..a pleasure to soak in..”
by Michael Atkinson [Village Voice]