When brash Texas border officer Mike Norton (Barry Pepper) wrongfully kills and buries the friend and ranch hand of Pete Perkins (Tommy Lee Jones), the latter is reminded of a promise he made to bury his friend, Melquiades Estrada (Julio Cesar Cedillo), in his Mexican home town. He kidnaps Norton and exhumes Estrada's corpse, and the odd caravan sets out on horseback for Mexico. As Estrada's body begins to rot, Norton begins to unravel, but Perkins remains determined to honor his vow.
The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada torrent reviews
Monica G (ca) wrote: 10/10 would see again
Krittika G (jp) wrote: A refreshing, thought proving Bengali movie after a long time. I thought it brought up intersesting discussion on relationships between partners and how our communities view platonic relatonships between men and women with a critical eye. Raima Sen and Rahul Bose in particular were brilliant.
Dan H (ag) wrote: Watched several chunks of this and yeah...the only thing worse than the plot was the camera work. Almost as annoying as Blair Witch!
Jon R (it) wrote: A lot of people have drawn comparisons to Phone Booth, and they are right to because they are similar. Still a good film even if you think the comparisons are too close.
Samantha S (nl) wrote: Joaquin Phoenix and Billy Crudup are both extremely interesting actors and Liv Tyler is stunning. But the story itself isn't too enervating.
Dave S (br) wrote: Wounded from the start by the oddball casting of Streisand. She's not even bad in the role, but there's just so much baggage and extra knowledge that comes with her presence that it's hard to buy her as a prostitute charged with murder. Aside from that, it's not bad but not that compelling either. It's very much a personal story, which is fine but doesn't end up having much to say about mental illness or the judicial system.
Niloo R (br) wrote: a simple, beautiful film. it feels effortless, like a real window in someone's actual life, but is so meticulously structured. not a word or image is out of place or wasted. the plot develops so subtly and reaches a poignant and heart-wrenching climax. the relationship between the two children is so organically and authentically developed, not with grand gestures, but with small, simple moments that emulate real life. this film is so unbelievably real - every aspect is so well-developed: the world and even the most trivial characters have been crafted with the utmost attention and detail. because they are so well-developed, they speak for themselves - the film doesn't need to do anything to bring them forward. i was enraptured with this film, and believed 100% in the authenticity of it's world. I grew to care deeply for these characters and found myself almost unable to deal with the film's ending. the ending is so subtle, but so powerful, because there was so much time allotted to developing the characters and their relationships. this is a brilliant work of art and an outstanding film. it transcends culture and genre, and operates at a universal level, revealing truths about humanity with simplicity, beauty and elegance.
Joseph R (br) wrote: Not one of the better entries in the godzilla series.
Johnathon W (ag) wrote: Holiday musical classic, that while has dated slightly, remains a standout in the careers of Bing Crosby & Fred Astaire. The two leads give superb performances, notably Crosby singing "White Christmas" on film for the first time (this was the movie it was actually introduced and won the Oscar for Best Song) along with Fred Astaire's immortal firecracker dance (which he did with actual firecrackers). Astaire also is fun in a slightly more shady role as a man with a record of stealing his best friend girls, while Majorie Reynolds makes an appealing love interest. Behind the camera, Mark Sandrich uses the 'holiday inn' concept to great effect, and combined with the great Irving Berlin's music, deliver a great number for each holiday. It has dated slightly, particularly when Crosby performs 'Abraham' in black face (it should be noted, Crosby was a great champion of racial equality, having worked with black jazz musicians early in his career & personally fighting for Louis Armstrong's film career) and the Thanksgiving joke about what day it falls on will be lost unless you knew how FDR stupidly tried to change it on the belief that it would extend the holiday shopping season (central planners are so dumb). Overall, this remains one of the great musicals of all time, and since it gave us 'White Christmas' and begins & ends on the holiday, a great addition to the Christmas music rotation.
stefano l (jp) wrote: It's one of the few sports movies that I truly like, and that I watched more than once (or more than some times actually...). Maybe because it's not just on sport but on sonething more important, the integration between black and white people, in which sport is a part of. I would watch it and rewatch it again, also immediately. Great movie. Ps: here on flixster is not credited, but a young Ryan Gosling was also present in the movie.