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Pretty darn good for a movie where the director did everything except act (there would have been no one to hold the camera). Apparently the original version cost ony $7,000.
Even with a short run time, El mariachi fills every minute with meaning. Slow mo plus fast mo scenes, enticing visuals, and especially the mariachi's dream sequences make a feast for the mind. The addition of the suave, vengeful Moco makes it an artful, indie, "action" thriller.
For a $7000 budget... that is a damn good movie! I really enjoyed it.
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This movie ranks #28 in 100 American Independent Films (BFI Screen Guide)
This movie ranks #152 in 500 Essential Cult Movies
This movie ranks #153 in Action! The Action Movie A-Z
This movie ranks #594 in National Film Registry