The Mexican Poster

Release Date: March 2nd, 2001

DVD Release Date: August 7th, 2001

R|2 hr 3 min

Plot Summary
Brad Pitt stars as Jerry Welbach, a reluctant bagman, who has been given two ultimatums: The first is from his mob boss to travel to Mexico and retrieve a priceless antique pistol, known as "the Mexican"... or suffer the consequences. The second is from his girlfriend Samantha (Julia Roberts) to end his association with the mob. Jerry figures alive and in trouble with Samantha is better than the more permanent alternative, so he heads south of the border.

Cast: Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, James Gandolfini, Bob Balaban, J.K. Simmons, David Krumholtz, Richard Coca, Michael Cerveris

Director: Gore Verbinski

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: DreamWorks SKG, Pistolero Productions L.L.C., Newmarket Capital Group

Distributors: DreamWorks SKG

Ratings & Reviews

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  • The plot that propels them (Pitt, Roberts) along separate story lines is both unusually character-driven and a hoot. show more

  • Can't lift the double curse of too little genuine action, as opposed to quixotic events, and too many fancy words.

  • This violently comic caper has some spunky charm going for it -- but has a lot of self-consciously hip, studied wackiness going against it.

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